Meditation - research has shown that people who meditate daily display more positive emotions than those who do not. They also build valuable long–term skills, such as increased mindfulness, purpose in life, social support, and decreased illness symptoms.
Writing- Studies have shown that people who write about positive experiences daily, have better mood levels and experience less illness.
Play- Give yourself permission to smile and enjoy the benefits of positive emotion. Schedule time for play and adventure so that you can experience contentment and joy, and explore and build new skills.
Yoga- Where shall we begin with yoga? Along with the varied and numerous spiritual and physical benefits of yoga, its benefits on your parasympathetic nervous system are well documented and take us from flight-or-flight to rest-and-digest. In this state we can use all our cortex thinking skills and see life's potentials and possibilities.
Exercise: Regular exercise has a number of positive effects that lead to improvements in mood and outlook. When the body exerts itself, it releases chemicals called endorphins, which provide positive feelings to combat strain on the muscles. In addition, exercise causes the release of immune system chemicals that add to good feelings, and the higher body temperature that results from exercise also has a calming effect.
What's your favourite way of starting your day off positively???