Victoria Beckham never wakes up in a bad mood — and now we know why
Most Brits wake up in a bad mood at least twice a week.
If you got out on the wrong side of bed this morning, you might want to look away now: Victoria Beckham never wakes up in a bad mood.
In a recent interview with Wall Street Journal, the Spice Girl said: ‘I never wake up in a bad mood. I don’t allow myself to do that.’
Much like a Disney princess, the 49-year-old said that when she wakes up – at either 6am or 7am – she acts like a ‘cheerleader’ for the rest of the family, insisting they’re going to have ‘the best day.’
Now, when you share a reported combined net worth of £425million with your ageing-like-a-fine-wine husband, David Beckham, it’s no surprise that life feels decidedly rosy as you start each day.
As we edge into winter, we can only imagine the Beckhams’ West London townhouse is always nice and toasty first thing (underfloor heating perhaps?), and that the sunrise countryside views from their Cotswold Estate are a sight to behold.
Not only that, but getting up at the crack of dawn is probably a lot less painful with a private chef, and a glam team to hide those dark circles.
However, perhaps fittingly, the ex-singer says that it’s none of the above that holds the secret to being bright eyed and bushy tailed, in fact, it’s playing playing some tunes. ‘We put music on,’ she says. ‘Music plays a huge part in the Beckham household.’
And it’s true that small gestures like this really can boost your mood.
A recent study found that, while most Brits wake up in a bad mood at least twice a week, 75% of those surveyed said that little positive perks help diffuse the bits of the day that get them down.
As well as playing music, a morning workout and actually sitting down to breakfast were also highlighted.
Dipika Saggi, from the suicide prevention charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), said: ‘Sometimes the things life throws at us can make us feel a bit miserable, but as this research shows, sometimes simple, small gestures or actions can help us get through the day and give our mood a boost.’
So, it seems like VB is onto something – but if you’re still not convinced, try these tips on how to be a morning(ish) person, from self-confessed early birds…
- Go for a run. Journalist Minreet KaurI explains she struggled for years to get out of bed – until she started running: ‘I was inspired by a friend – he’s 75 and he would run 3 to 4 times a week. I asked to join him in 2021 and I’ve kept running since. I can run for hours, it’s helped me get out of bed as it’s something I love doing. It uplifts me, it’s given me a new lease of life and I like to explore new routes to run.’
- Meditate before going to bed. Life coach Natalie Trice says: ‘I seldom get to the end of the mediation as I fall asleep – and when my alarm goes off at 6.55am, I am ready to get up and on with my day. It’s worked wonders for me, my sleep and my mornings.’
- Use a SAD lamp. Podcaster Penny Herne says: ‘I use it all year round and have definitely noticed such amazing changes from using it and always recommend it to everyone.’
- Practice morning gratitude. Positive parenting coach Anisa Lewis says: ‘By making the first thoughts of my day those of being grateful for different aspects of my life, my community or simply for my body, my mind is looking for the good rather than heading towards procrastination. It lifts me up and sets my mindset on a positive trajectory for the day.’
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