“Waking up to see another day is a blessing. Don’t take it for granted. Make it count and be happy that you’re alive”

— Unknown

Article Overview:

Do you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Don’t know what it means? Well, it is a saying that means you start off the day grumpy, uncomfortable, unhappy and tired. And waking up with a bad mood means you are laying a wrong foundation for your day. By waking up in a bad mood there is no way you can ensure a hassle free and happy day for you. Thus, waking up on the right side of the bed is important. Here we are suggesting some ideas that will help you wake up happy and ready to deal with the day.


1. Go to bed happy, not stressed:

    The frame of mind in which you go to sleep directly affects quality of your sleep and in turn decides the mood in which you wake up in the morning.
  • Go to bed with a smile on your face: When going to bed, keep all the worries at bay. Don’t let the work stress affect the quality of your sleep. Before you fall asleep, think about the good things and great people you have in your life.
  • Be appreciative for a great day: No day is perfect, but each day has something positive in it, so focus on the good parts instead of worrying about the negatives.
  • Take a good quality of sleep for a great morning: By ensuring a good quality of sleep, you can ensure waking up to a bright, beautiful morning. This will also guarantee a productive day.

2. Have a regular night time schedule:

It is crucial to get in sync with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. For achieving good sleep and waking up on the right side of the bed.

  • Set a consistent bed time: every night try to go to bed at the same time. Choose a time when you generally feel tired. Also try not to break this routine on the weekends.
  • Wake up at the same time every day: Take proper sleep of at least 6 or 7 hours every day. So, depending on the time you sleep at night, decide a particular time to wake up in the morning.

3. Improve your odds of waking up happy by following night time rituals:

Prepare a personalized nigh time ritual and follow it every night before going to sleep to ensure a sound sleep.

  • Do something to relax and de-stress: Write in your journal, meditate or take a bubble bath, before going to bed.
  • Dont watch TV till the last minute of going to sleep: Turn off the TV at least an hour before going to bed.
  • Stop eating at least 2-3 hours before going to sleep: Eating too late can cause insomnia. Also eating just before going to bed can disturb your digestive system, leading to indigestion.
  • Take a hot shower: As the hot water comes down from your shoulders to back, imagine it washing away all the negative thoughts, stress and anxiety. Feel that hot shower is calming you down and helping you de-stress and relax.
  • Read something positive before going to bed: Be it a piece of motivational writing or something spiritual or anything that can help you loosen up and unwind.
  • Get rid of any paper works that are in your bedroom: Don’t make your bed, your office desk-papers all over, power point presentations and stats charts. Keep your office work limited to your office or in rare cases your study, don’t bring it to your bed.

Article Summary:

Remember it is not how you get out of bed, but it is how you go to bed that counts. So, follow a strict nigh time schedule, have a positive attitude when going to bed and take a proper sleep of 6-7 hours to prevent waking up on the wrong side of the bed. These tips will certainly help you wake up happy, grateful and joyful each morning.

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