Quote of the Week: Fall 2017, Week 1

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.
Yoko Ono

 Your semester will start well if your day starts well! Here are some suggestions for getting a great start on your mornings:

  • Have a morning routine -- do the same things every morning in the same order.
  • Prepare the night before by putting all the books and supplies you’ll need in your bag or backpack, deciding what clothes you’ll wear, and checking the next day’s schedule for any appointments. Making fewer decisions in the morning helps your day start smoothly.
  • Hydrate. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning to rid your body of toxins (poisons) that have been stored overnight. This helps with your digestion and will give you more energy.
  • Exercise. A morning exercise routine is ideal, but if you don’t have much time, at least make sure that you’re moving around. You’ll feel better and be more alert.
  • Think positive thoughts. People who have positive emotions such as gratitude and appreciation are better able to handle stress; they’re also healthier and live longer.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast. This can help prevent obesity, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, increase your energy, and improve your memory.
  • Smile! Smiling helps to reduce stress, generates positive emotions, and helps you to feel better.