Getting out of bed in the morning motivated can be one of the most difficult things for people to do, especially those who don’t consider themselves to be morning people. Starting the day motivated and ready to win can change your entire outlook for your day.
You can get out of bed in the morning motivated by getting a good night sleep, waking up early, hydrating your body, doing some physical activity, setting daily goals, meditation, and using music as a motivator. The morning can start off energizing and motivating you to accomplish everything that you set out to do for that day. The way you start the day has a huge impact on how you perceive your entire day.
Get a good night sleep
In order to get out of bed motivated and ready for the day, it helps to start with a good night’s rest. A good night of rest should include six to eight hours of solid continuous sleep. A body that is well-rested is better able to function.
Stay away from caffeine or alcohol late in the day because it will impact your ability to easily go to sleep and stay asleep. It’s also important to try to develop a routine to help your body prepare for sleep each night. Try to go to bed around the same time every night.
Making these tiny changes will improve the quality of your sleep at night which will help you be better motivated when you awaken the next morning.
Wake up early
Research says people are more likely to be self-confident and ambitious early in the day. It’s an optimal time for you to do simple tasks that you’ve always wanted to complete. This isn’t the time for complex things but more straightforward tasks that you can accomplish.
Pay attention to your body. When it’s time to wake up, don’t hit the snooze alarm. Get up when you’re supposed to because that’s better for your body. The longer you wait and delay getting up, the harder it is for you to actually wake up and be motivated to go.
Try using calming sounds to wake you up in the morning like recordings of waterfalls or sounds from nature. Start the day hearing something that’s going to motivate you to want to open your eyes and get ready to take on the world.
Hydrate your body
Water is life. When we wake up in the morning we are dehydrated. During sleep our body goes without water for 6 to 8 hours. That’s why it’s important the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is get hydrated.
Drink one to two glasses of water as soon as you get out of bed. The temperature of the water isn’t as important as the fact that you need to hydrate. Water helps to flush the toxins from your body first thing in the morning. It also increases your level of alertness helping to wake you up.
Get moving with exercise or other physical activity
Moving your body first thing in the morning helps you wake up and gives you more energy. The method you choose to move your body in the morning is your choice. The point is to MOVE.
Get moving by exercising or moving your body with some other physical activity. Movement helps boost motivation once you get out of bed and will help you stay out of bed if you keep moving.
Exercise can boost your mood and lowers your stress levels, however, exercise isn’t the only way to get moving in the morning. Do a 15 minute cardio session or dance to one of your favorite songs or even take a short walk. Just move!
Identify a strategy for the day
Early morning strategy sessions allow you to plan ahead for the day with a clear mind. That time can be used when everyone else in the house may still be sleeping. This moment of quiet time can be used to reflect and identify goals or tasks you intend to tackle for the day.
Use the strategy session to set small attainable goals for the day. These goals should be simple tasks that cumulatively work toward the larger goal.
It’s okay to plan but always expect to pivot. One of the most interesting things about life is that it is never always the way we plan. If you have a strategy and know your desired end result, you are better able to pivot in order to still reach your goal.
Meditation and moments of silence
Meditation is a wonderful way to have moments of self-reflection and also set the tone for the entire day. Meditation helps to boost your energy and it gives you that boost without the added need of caffeine.
Meditation allows you to sit with yourself and make peace and generate the awareness and mindset necessary to navigate the world. It’s a natural way to start the day energized.
Start small with 5 to 10 minutes at the beginning of each day. Overtime you can increase the amount of time that you choose to meditate in the morning. Listen to your body and do what’s best for you.
Find your daily soundtrack
Music is a tool that can be used to motivate and inspire. Using music as a motivator can become your own personal soundtrack. The music that you choose should be something that motivates and inspires you to do anything you set your mind to and push through any obstacle that may stand in your way.
You can use music as a soundtrack in the morning that plays while brushing your teeth, or getting dressed, or while you’re commuting to work. The point is music can be an important piece to your morning that takes your mindset to the next level.
Put together a tiny playlist that includes a couple of songs that motivate and inspire you as soon you press play. Or choose a different motivating and inspirational song and play it every morning.
The choice is yours because you want the soundtrack of your morning to be the thing that helps to support getting out there and making things happen. Have fun creating your personal soundtrack.
Getting out of the bed in the morning motivated can be tough but it is possible. Using the morning as a time to stimulate and reinforce a positive and motivational mindset can make the difference between a winning or losing day.
Use these tools as a way to create a morning routine that allows you to create a self-care regimen that makes you eager to get up every morning. We are thankful for a new day each day and a new opportunity to chase our goals and our dreams.
You got this and you’re going to start telling yourself that first thing every morning.