It’s amazing how motivation works. Sometimes you wake up feeling so inspired and full of energy that you are ready to tackle the world. You may feel exhausted and unable to get out the door.
Although it may seem like motivation is random, it isn’t. To feel motivated, you have to put in effort. Passionate about something is a better way to feel motivated.
If you have difficulty getting up each morning, don’t be discouraged. Gallup research shows that 60% of people feel emotionally distant from work, while 19% report feeling miserable at work. A mere 33% of respondents felt engaged.
Once again, motivation requires effort. Every day, you must keep yourself energized and refreshed. These 12 tips will help you stay motivated every day.
1. Get enough sleep.
Do you struggle to get out of bed every morning? You might be getting too little sleep.
According to the National Sleep Foundation most people need between 7- 9 hours sleep per night. You might have to adjust your waking hours and sleeping times if you find yourself falling behind in sleep. You can get more sleep with these methods:
Keep a consistent circadian rhythm. Every day, rise at the exact same time.
Get up in the morning and take advantage of the sunlight to aid your body produce the right hormones necessary for sleep and awakeness.
Don’t rush to get through your evenings. Make sure you finish your evening meal at the latest four hours before going to bed.
Your screens should be turned off at least 30 min before you go to bed. Your sleep is affected by the blue light from your phone or TV.
If you have trouble falling asleep, consider using sleep aid supplements such as melatonin.
Avoid strenuous exercise within four hours before bed to avoid disrupting sleep hormone production.
Keep your room like a cave. Also, make sure your bedroom is dark and cool.
2. Don’t hit snooze.
Don’t snooze during the morning. This is not only bad for the psyche but also for motivation.
Alan Henry stated on Lifehacker.com that after you hit snooze and fall asleep, your brain restarts its sleep cycle. “If the alarm goes off twice, your brain is likely to be in a deeper and earlier stage of your sleep cycle. This can lead to you feeling worse than the first time.
Also, avoid waking up to annoying talk news, blaring alarms or radio static. You can choose to set a relaxing, upbeat alarm instead. Listening to your favorite song or a funny podcast will make it easier to get up in the morning.
3. Ask yourself a few positive things.
Henrik Edberg from PositivityBlog.com suggests that you ask five three-part questions to yourself every morning.
What are you ______ most concerned about right now in your life?
What makes it so _______?
It makes me feel good.
He said, “Put in you own value in the empty space.” “For example, here are a few of my questions:
What is it that makes me happy right now?
What is it that I am most excited about in my current life?
Edberg states, “It’s crucial that you truly feel how it makes your feel,” “When I think of the last part about what makes my happy right now, I feel it.”
Based on the way they are presented, morning questions can bring you joy and appreciation.
4. You should see your greatest dreams as soon as possible after you wake up.
To live a happy life, our brains need to be reminded of what we are hoping for. When we write it down, our brains become aware that the dream or thought becomes tangible.
Therefore, it’s not just a vivid dream. Instead, it is something that could be made a reality.
5. Establish routines.
You need to do more than just your morning routine to get yourself out of bed every morning. What you do in your evenings before you go to bed is just as important.
For example, you can clean up clutter and tidy up your house before going to sleep to ensure a clean environment. You will feel more energized and refreshed the next day.
Take some time to read before you go to sleep. This will cause your brain to disconnect from the day’s activities.
A morning routine might include making your bed, journaling, and decluttering your workspace. A well-planned morning routine can improve mental health, reduce stress levels, and increase energy levels.
Whatever your morning routine may be, I recommend that it includes at minimum one thing you love.
Tony Robbins said, “There are two kinds of motivation. Push requires willpower, but willpower never lasts.” The only thing that will last is the pull. This is when you are so excited, so attracted, and so passionate about something, you can’t sleep at night. You get up early every morning to take it to the next level. That’s what your goal is.
By incorporating at most one thing that you enjoy into your daily routine, you can use pull motivation. As I walk my dog, I listen a podcast. It sounds corny. However, it is a great way to begin your day.
6. Map out your day.
Before you go to bed, write down your goals. Prioritize your projects. You should also keep track of all appointments that may be coming up.
It might seem like a lot of planning. It’s important to be in control of your life. This will ensure that you stay on track, motivated and focused, and not be distracted by other matters. Knowing what is required reduces the amount of decisions you must make. This saves you energy throughout the day.
7. Wear something that makes it feel good.
Even if it’s not obvious, the right outfit can make or ruin your day. Because you are more confident when you feel good and comfortable, it is because you also project confidence. That’s usually a major motivator.
It sounds easy. This sounds easy, but it can make you more motivated to do your best.
8. Stretch and exercise.
Regular exercise releases dopamine which is responsible for our happiness. Simply put, it is our biology releasing dopamine, which increases our optimism.
Exercise is a great way to stay healthy and fit. This is obvious. Why would you miss out on this chance? This will be a separate article.
9. Take responsibility.
When you involve someone else in your productivity, it’s more likely you will follow through. You can look forward to it.
Selena Snow (licensed psychologist), says, “Planning with a friend to work out together in the morning can increase your motivation to get out the bed”
It’s also possible to take responsibility for the actions of others. You could help a colleague complete an assignment when they were sick.
10. Use a morning mantra.
Tiffany Napper, holistic business coach, says that words can have a lot meaning. Imagine the power of using words to motivate yourself every day. “A great mantra should incite an inner feeling – something that you don’t yet feel in your soul but you desire to… a sense of empowerment.” Take a week and see how you feel after repeating it 20 days in a row.
Tiffany suggests these morning mantras to brighten up your day:
I am worthy of all that I have.
Small steps will lead to greatness.
Everything I need is already within me.
I fulfill my purpose in this life.
I am at peace and center.
11. Find inspiration around you
You can find inspiration in keeping a photo or painting in your bedroom. An alternative is to make an inspiration board. It’s a collection or quotes of photos and other things that inspire you. You can keep it in the room to remind you. This will encourage you to have positive thoughts and feelings every day, encouraging you to be motivated from the moment you get up.
12. You can shake things up.
Although routines have a purpose and can become repetitive very quickly, they are not always the most effective. Your motivation can drop if you do the exact same thing every day.
Do something different to avoid getting stuck in a rut. Try a new route to work or a new cafe. Or try something completely different from the menu. You will feel more energetic and motivated when you add variety to your daily life.