Five Ways To Motivate Yourself Every Morning
Oftentimes, waking up in the morning in an unpleasant way, at an early hour and that commute to work can have an impact on an entire day. Here are a few things that you can do to motivate yourself every morning and make sure your mornings are upbeat.
When you wake up in the morning, remember the reasons why.
What is it that keeps you going through the day? What thought energizes you in the morning?
Why did you wake up in the first place? Do you see yourself waking up for the same reason in the long term?
Clearing things out when waking up helps you not live your life on autopilot by automatically going every day at work, school or university without truly realizing why or even if it’s important. If the reason makes you sad or doesn’t satisfy you, maybe it’s time to change your job or your profession.
Start your day out with a few exercises
Waking up early in the morning not only invigorates the brain, but the whole human body as well, getting you ready for a productive day. Also, your metabolism will increase, helping you lose those extra pounds and prevent unwanted weight gain.
Exercising brings about many health benefits and is good for your overall well-being.
Drink water and eat well
When you wake up in the morning, your body is dehydrated. That’s why, before having breakfast, you should drink one or two glasses of water. It’s recommended to drink one liter in the morning, which is half of what you need for the whole day. This will help your body eliminate toxins and reduce hunger.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t enjoy a healthy and nutritious breakfast to get you charged for the first part of the day. You should avoid heavy foods and favor fruits, fresh vegetables, cereal and dairy.
When you eat well and take care of your body and mind, the effects on your physical and mental health will be evident. And the habit will be easier to stick to.
Make a list with small things that you want to accomplish that day
If you want to have an efficient day, it’s good to set yourself a list of small, yet important priorities that you must tend to. It’s easy to lose focus from one day to another, especially when something unexpected happens in your life that makes you stray away from the things that truly matter to you. Grab a piece of paper and write down the things that are most important to you and the tasks that need to be done in a certain day or week. Carry that piece of paper with you and try to remind yourself as often as you can of the goals that you’ve set for yourself. The more boxes you’ve ticked on the list, the more motivated you will be.
Step out of your comfort zone
There may be moments of experiencing too much routine and losing the excitement of exploring the unknown. Try a different road to work, university or school. Eat something new. Call a person that you haven’t heard from in a while and hang out in a pub that you’ve never been to before. These are just some examples of ways in which you can step out of your comfort zone. Varying your time spent will boost you with energy and motivate you to try more and more new things.
Smiling is medicine for the mind and body. The moment you smile, your body exhibits many positive effects. Endorphins are released, you feel joyful, and become less stressed and anxious.
When you get out of the house, smile to random strangers passing by. Some might think you’re weird, but most will feel better. Smile to everyone you can. You really have nothing to lose from it.
This guest post was authored by Michael Schoeff
Michael Schoeff is a serial entrepreneur involved in a significant number of projects. Juggling them can be challenging and his positive nature greatly helps him face the challenges that entrepreneurship involves.