It’s amazing what motivation does. Some days you wake up full of inspiration and energy, ready to take on the world. Sometimes you feel just enough energy for you to crawl out from bed.
It’s possible to be motivated even though it seems like a random thing. Motivating yourself takes effort. You feel more motivated when you are passionate about something.
It doesn’t matter if you find it difficult to get up in the morning and go to work. Gallup’s study found that 60% are emotionally distant from work and 19% are unhappy at work. Only 33% of the respondents felt engaged.
Once again, motivation requires effort. It is important to stay energized and reenergized each day. Here are 12 ways to be motivated every morning to get you through your day.
1. Get plenty of rest.
Are you finding it difficult to get out the door in the morning? The problem could be that you’re not getting enough sleep.
According to The National Sleep Foundation, the average person needs between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night. It is possible to adjust your sleeping hours and wake times if you are experiencing sleep problems. Here are some methods to help you get more rest.
A consistent circadian rhythm is maintained by rising at the exact same time every day, even on weekends.
Make the most of the sunrise to increase your body’s ability to produce the right hormones for sleeping and waking up.
Don’t rush and finish your evenings.
Your screens must be turned off at the very least 30 minutes prior to going to sleep. You can’t sleep if you are exposed to blue light from your television or phone.
If you are having trouble falling asleep, take melatonin or other sleep aids.
To avoid sleep hormone disruptions, it is important to refrain from strenuous exercise for at least four hours before bedtime.
Keep your room like a cave. In other words, you should make your bedroom dark and cool.
2. Don’t hit snooze.
Avoid snoozing in the morning. Not only is it bad for your mental health, but it also affects your motivation.
Alan Henry of Lifehacker.com said that the brain resets itself after hitting snooze. “When your alarm goes off the second time, it’s likely that you are in an even deeper, earlier phase of your sleep cycle which can make you feel even worse than before.”
You should also avoid being awakened by annoying talk news, static or blaring alarms. Use a relaxing and upbeat alarm to wake you up. You will find it much easier to get up if you listen or watch a funny podcast.
3. Ask yourself some positive questions.
Henrik Edberg of PositivityBlog.com states that every time you wake up, you should ask yourself five powerful three-part question like the following:
What are I ______ about right now?
What is it about it that makes me _____?
How does it make you feel?
He states, “Put yourself in your own value within the blank space.” “For instance, some of my questions are:
What makes me happy in my current life?
What are I most excited about in this moment of my life?
Edberg continues, “It’s essential that you really feel how this makes you feel.” “When I think about my happiness right now, the last part is what I really feel,” Edberg says.
Morning questions can help you to feel more positive and grateful depending on how they are presented.
4. It is important to see your most great dreams as soon you wake up.
For a fulfilling life, your brain needs to constantly remind you of the things you want. It is easy to notice that what was once a vision or a thought becomes tangible when we record it.
This makes it more than a vivid imagination. This is an idea that can actually be realized.
5. Establish routines.
More than your morning routine, getting out of bed in time for the morning is important. You also need to make sure you get up in the morning and go to bed before heading off to bed.
To give an example, if you clean out your home before going to bed, you will be able to wake up with a clean house. This makes you feel more energetic and refreshed each morning.
Read before you go to bed. You will notice a disconnect in your brain from the day’s events.
It could be as simple as getting up in the morning, making your bed and watching a TED Talk. A routine that works well in the morning improves mental health and lowers stress levels. It also increases energy levels.
No matter how mundane your morning routine might be, I recommend it should include at least one thing you enjoy.
Tony Robbins explains that there are two types of motivation. Push is dependent on willpower. Willpower does not last. Pull is what lasts – having something so compelling, so appealing, something you long for so much that it’s hard to go to bed at night, you wake up so early each morning and push the boundaries. That’s what it is you are looking for.
You can harness the power of pull motivation by including something you enjoy in your morning routine. While I am taking a quick walk, I listen on to one of my favorite podcasts. Although it may sound silly, it is true. This may sound corny. However, I look forward to each new episode and am eager to get to work.
6. Map out your day.
Before you go to bed, write down the goals for the next day. Your projects should be arranged by priority. Keep track of any appointments on your calendar.
This might seem like a lot. You’ll be in charge of your day. By doing this, you will stay focused and on the right track and won’t get distracted. Because you are clear about what you need to do, it reduces the number of decisions that must be made. This helps you conserve your energy throughout your day.
7. Wear something that makes one feel good.
Even if your outfit isn’t perfect, it can make or break your day. You feel more confident when your clothes fit you well. It’s often a powerful motivator.
It sounds simple. However, it is possible to increase your motivation by having a wardrobe you love.
8. Stretch and do some exercise.
Regular exercise releases dopamine. This chemical is responsible for making us happy. Or, to put it another way: this is our biology’s ‘feel good’ pill which boosts our positivity.
If you exercise regularly, you will stay fit, healthy, strong, and in great condition. This is something we all know. I’ll save that information for another article.
9. You must be accountable.
If you get another person involved in your productivity, it is more likely that you will stick to your plan. This can give you something positive to look forward.
Selena Snow Ph.D., licensed psychologist, says “Planning with friends can boost your motivation to get up out of bed in the morning.”
It is possible to be held responsible for helping another person. As an example, you could help a colleague catch-up on an assignment because they were feeling sick.
10. A morning mantra is a good idea.
Tiffany Napper, holistic business coach believes words hold a lot more meaning than they realize. “A great mantra should elicit a feeling within you – a feeling that isn’t quite in your soul at the moment, but which you want to feel… a feeling empowerment.” Repeat this 20 times each morning for seven days.
Tiffany recommends these morning mantras that will brighten your day.
Just as I am, I’m worthy.
You can accomplish great things by taking small steps.
Everything I require is already in my possession.
This world allows me to fulfill my purpose.
I feel calm, centered, and at peace.
11. Be inspired.
Inspirational items such as a favorite painting, framed photo, or other visuals can help you find your way. A second option is to create an Inspiration Board, which is a compilation or quotes from pictures and keeps them in your room. As a result you will have happy, positive thoughts throughout the day and night. This will increase motivation.
12. Things should be shaken up.
While routines can serve a purpose they can also become boring very quickly. You may lose motivation if you do the same thing everyday.
You can avoid getting stuck in the same rut by trying something new. Maybe you can try a different route to work. Perhaps you’ll visit a cafe that offers something new. Adding variety to life can not only increase your energy, but it also motivates.