I roll out of bed and drag myself to the front room…. kind of like a zombie, without the brain eating crave. So now I’m up, what more can be asked of me, right? Are you motivated this morning?
Many mornings I feel quite lethargic and unmotivated when I get up and just want to do NOTHING. My entire day changes when I create goals for my morning routine.
What ways do I use to get motivated in the morning
Ever since I was really young it has been extremely difficult for me to wake up and get moving in the morning. Even as an adult I would wake up and fall back asleep on the sofa of my apartment. Many things I have tried in the morning have failed to work including; loud music, cold water on my face, taking a shower. Recently now that I have my own children I have started finding success especially when it is paired with Sleeping Like a Baby(which I wrote about here). Here’s how I have tried pumping up my motivation to get started in the morning:
Create a specific goal
- Make a lunch
- take out the trash
- iron clothing
Coffee Shop Stop
Take a moment to go to a coffee shop and get some java. The extra caffeine and the activity I find stimulating for getting me motivated, especially on a Saturday morning. It is just better to get out the door and moving than stay at home.
- Upbeat Music
Who doesn’t like a good beat? I found that this can be effective especially if I am really tired.
What better way to get motivated than to get up and get the blood pumping through your veins. This is one that I find quite hard because when I am extremely tired it is much easier to lay down and fall back asleep that to actually exercise.
What ways do you get yourself motivated in the morning?