Making Happy Mornings

happy morningsI hate mornings and when I get up, my first thought is “I can’t wait to go back to bed.”  When I wake up, I’m not a smiling, happy person.  There are some in my family that are and I’ve asked them how they do that.  Their response was “I just decide before I get out of bed that it’s going to be an amazing day.”  Wow – can it really be that simple?

For me, I’ve found that there are certain things I can do to make myself happy.


I’ve made myself a playlist of my favorite up-beat songs and I’ve set my Alexa to wake me up by playing this music.  Doing this puts a smile on my face and a song in my head before I even get out of bed. Some of my go-to songs are:

  • Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling – from DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls”
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Grace Kelly – MIKA
  • Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  • Best Day of My Life – American Authors
  • and about 50 more!


Before I go to bed at night, I prepare my coffee maker with fresh grounds and water so I can just push the button on my way past while letting the dogs out.  Within 5 minutes – I have a fresh cup of coffee to drink while getting ready.


My Sidetracked Sisters logo is the daisy and that is for a specific reason.  I’ve be known to say “Daisies are such a happy flower”.  I surround myself with daisies as much as possible.  My car has a daisy license plate border, daisy sterling wheel cover, daisy seat belt covers,  and a daisy hanging from the rearview mirror.  My office is decorated in yellow and denim blue with pictures of daisies wherever possible.  While working from home, I get to be surrounded by my favorite things.


Keeping my surroundings neat and organized is another thing that makes me happy.  Going into my office on a daily basis and seeing everything in its place brings joy to my heart.  

While it is a choice to be happy, I feel there are things that bring you joy and help you along the way to being happy.  I may not wake up with a smile on my face, but each morning I intentionally do things to put me in a happy state of mind.

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