take some time out
Have 5 minutes of 'me' time. Think about what you would like to do in the day to come. Make a plan for how you will fit it into your busy schedule - and make sure you do it.
brighten up your day
Don't worry if it's a grey day. Wear a brightly coloured scarf, coat, shirt or top and you will cheer not just yourself up, but everyone around you. Think of sunshine in a jar.
good news story
Read the newspaper in bed. Pick out one story which makes you feel good. Share it with the people you meet throughout the day and capture the delight of keeping up to date with current affairs.
story of my life
Think about who you would like to play you in a film about your life. Try to act and talk like them as you prepare and eat breakfast. If you are brave enough, share the idea with your friends.
Smile at people as you pass them on your way to work. It's amazing how many people will smile back at you. Smiling is infectious and soon you'll be receiving many smiles back.
a word a day
Think of an uplifting word and make sure you use it throughout the day. It's highly likely that by the end of the day, those around you will be using it too. A fun and friendly thing to share.
Be gentle with yourself in the morning. Instead of choosing a loud grating alarm tone, use one which gives you gentle morning sounds of the birds or of the sea. Enjoy the sounds.
take a few moments
Set your alarm 5 minutes early and take those first few moments of the day to imagine how you will stay relaxed throughout the day. Think of an image which takes you back to a happy place - and plan to remember it throughout the day.
refresh your senses
Refresh your senses by waking up extra early and going for a peaceful sunrise walk. Walking is an easy way to improve health both physically and mentally. Walking is also great when on holiday in the countryside and by the sea. If you've got a bike, why not ride!