How to Get Motivated for the Day Ahead
Only around 15% of employees worldwide feel motivated in their jobs. Many more people struggle to get motivated for the day ahead, period. The pandemic, the pressures of modern life, and other stressors all take their toll.
If you often wake up and don’t want to deal with the day, you’re not alone. But you have bills to pay and a to-do list to tackle. So you need to find a way to get motivated and stay motivated so you don’t let anyone else, or yourself, down.
Lucky for you, there are lots of ways to learn how to get motivated in the mornings and make it last all day. Read this quick guide of motivation tips so you can start tomorrow!
Create a Morning Routine
Morning routines often dictate how the rest of your day will unfold. It’s no wonder why so many famous and successful people have a rigid morning routine that they stick to no matter what.
Here are some ideas for your new morning routine that will help you get motivated:
- Never snooze your alarm
- Drinking a cup of tea or coffee in silence
- Drinking a big glass of water
- Eating a healthy breakfast
- Taking multivitamins
- Meditate or listen to calming music
- Putting on good skincare
- Walking your dog
- Gentle workout
There are no rules for a good morning routine, as long as it gets you excited to wake up in the morning.
You could also add some positive thinking to your routine, too. Instead of waking up worrying about work or other responsibilities, spin them in a new way.
Say in your head or, better yet, out loud, “I’m looking forward to tackling that presentation today, it’s going to go well…” etc. These kinds of thoughts will give you a boost of positive energy.
Start With a Quick Win
It’s easy to bury your head in the sand or procrastinate when you’re staring down the barrel of a multi-page to-do list. You can get motivated to tackle it by starting with the easiest task first.
It’s the “snowball effect.” It will feel good to watch that list grow shorter, no matter how easy the first few tasks are. This will motivate you to carry on and tick off the more difficult ones.
Read Inspirational Quotes
Find positive thinking difficult? Can’t seem to give yourself the pep talks you need to get motivated? Let someone else do the hard work for you!
Copy out inspirational quotes from people you admire and put them on your fridge and mirrors. Look up new inspirational quotes online. If other people have pushed through a lack of motivation to be successful, then so can you.
Get Motivated and Stay Motivated With These Tips
Finding motivation can be tough when you’re going through a hard time or have a lot on your plate. But with a few adjustments to your morning, you will be able to get motivated and stay that way so you can achieve your goals.
Finding motivation is key to being successful. But you also need to stay productive and organized, too. Browse our lifestyle articles for more essential life hacks and top tips!