It is amazing how motivation works. You wake up one day with enough energy and inspiration to conquer the world. Sometimes, you feel like you just have enough energy to get out of bed.
Motivation can seem random but it isn’t. Motivation is a process that takes effort. It comes when you are passionate about something.
Do not worry if it is difficult to get up every morning to go to work. Gallup found that 60% of workers are emotionally disconnected from work and that 19% feel miserable at work. Only 33% felt engaged.
Once again, motivation requires effort. You must make an effort to keep yourself refreshed and recharged every day. Here are 12 ways you can get motivated each morning to help you get through the day.
1. Sleep well.
Are you having trouble getting out of bed each morning? It could be because you don’t get enough sleep.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, most people need between 7 and 9. If you are falling asleep, it might be time to adjust your sleeping and waking times. These are some ways to get more sleep:
You can maintain a consistent circadian rhythm and rise at the same time each day, even weekends.
Use the sun in the morning to boost your body’s production of hormones that promote sleep and wakefulness.
Do not rush your evenings. You should finish your dinner at least four hours before you go to bed.
Turn off your screens at least 30 minutes before going to bed. Blue light from your phone and TV can disrupt your sleep.
If you have difficulty falling asleep, try using sleep aids such as melatonin.
To prevent sleep hormone disruptions, strenuous exercise should not be done within four hours of bedtime.
Keep your room like a cave. Your bedroom should be dark, but cool.
2. Don’t hit snooze.
Do not snooze at night. It’s not only bad for your mind, but it can also be detrimental to your motivation.
Alan Henry, Lifehacker.com stated that “After you hit snooze, your brain begins its sleep cycle all over again.” You will feel worse if the alarm goes off again.
Avoid waking up to blaring alarms, static radio or annoying talk news. Instead, choose a calm and upbeat alarm. It will make getting up easier to listen to your favorite song, or to a humorous podcast.
3. Ask yourself some positive questions.
Henrik Edberg, PositivityBlog.com says that whenever you get up, ask yourself these five empowering, three-part questions:
What is my ______ right now in my life?
It makes me _______.
What does it make you feel?
He says, “Put your own value into the blank space.” “Example: A couple of my questions include:
What are you most happy about right now in your life?
What are you most excited about right now in your life?
Edberg says, “It is important to feel what it makes you feel.” “When I think about the final part of what makes me happy right here, it really feels like that.”
It is how you frame morning questions that can make you feel grateful and positive.
4. As soon as you wake up, your biggest dreams should be apparent to you.
Our brains need constant reminders of the things we want to achieve in order to live a fulfilled life. Writing it down makes it easy to see how a thought or dream suddenly becomes a reality.
It is not just a vivid imagination. It is a possibility that it could become a reality.
5. Establish routines.
It takes more than a morning routine to get out of bed each morning. It is equally important to do the same in the evenings before hitting the hay.
You can make your home a cleaner place by clearing out clutter before you go to bed. This will make you feel more awake and alert in the morning.
Spend some time reading before you go to bed. Your brain will then be free from all the activities of the day.
You could make your morning routine as simple as making your bed, reading a TED Talk, journaling or clearing out your workspace. A morning routine that is efficient improves your mental health, reduces stress levels and boosts energy levels.
No matter what your morning routine looks like, I suggest it include at least one thing that you love.
Tony Robbins states, “There is two types of motivation. Push requires willpower and willpower never lasts.” Pull is what will last – having something that excites, interests, and makes you want to do more. This is what you want.
Pull motivation can be used by including at least one activity you love into your morning routine. One example: I listen to a podcast while I go for a walk. This may sound corny. It may sound corny, but I’m excited to get started on my day because I know I will be listening to the next episode.
6. Map out your day.
Before you go to sleep, write down your goals for tomorrow. You can also organize your projects according to priority. Also, keep track of any appointments that are coming up.
This may seem like a lot. This will ensure that you have control over your day. You’ll be more focused and motivated, and you won’t get distracted by other things. You’re also reducing the amount of decisions that you need to make, because you know exactly what you should do. This conserves energy and keeps you energized throughout the day.
7. You should wear something that makes your heart feel good.
Even if you don’t know it, the right outfit can make your day or break it. It’s because you can feel confident and comfortable when you look good. This is a huge motivator in most cases.
It may sound simple. It sounds simple. But it can increase your motivation to get through the day.
8. Move and stretch.
Dopamine is the chemical that makes us happy. Regular exercise releases it. This is how our biology works its “feel good” pill that boosts our happiness.
You’ll be fit and healthy if you exercise regularly. This is something you already know, so why not take advantage of this opportunity? That will be another article.
9. Be accountable
You’re more likely to follow through if you have someone else involved with your productivity. This can also give you something to look forward too.
Selena Snow, Ph.D. licensed psychologist says that a friend can help you get out of bed.
You can also hold yourself accountable for helping others. Helping a colleague to catch up on work because they are sick is one example.
10. Make a morning mantra.
Tiffany Napper, holistic coach and business coach says words have a lot to mean. So imagine how powerful it would be to say something motivating every day. “A great mantra should inspire a feeling within you – a feeling you don’t feel yet in your soul, but you want to feel… empowerment.” For the next seven days, assess how you feel after repeating it 20x each morning with heart and soul.
Tiffany recommends the following morning mantras for brightening your day:
I am just as worthy as I am.
Through small steps, I can achieve great results.
All I need is in me.
This world is my home.
I feel calm and centered.
11. Inspire yourself.
A favorite painting or framed photograph can be a great way to inspire others. You can also create an inspirational board. This is a collection of quotes and pictures that you like. Keep it in your bedroom as a reminder. You will be able to see positive, happy thoughts every morning, and night, which will help you feel motivated as soon as your eyes open.
12. Get your groove on.
Routines are useful, but they can quickly become routine. If you do the same thing each day, your motivation may decrease.
Try something new to avoid becoming stuck in a rut. You might try a different route to work, a new cafe or a new dish on the menu. Variety can boost your energy and motivate you.