If you’re like me getting up in the morning can be painful. But only when you don’t start your morning right. Once you change your morning to get the most out of it, you’ll become supercharged and super motivated AND set the mood for the whole day. If you want to get some morning motivation then this article is exactly what you need! Stop wasting your mornings and start using them to build momentum for your day!
Morning Motivation Starts The Night Before!
When you want to get motivated in the morning you need to make sure that you end the day before in the right way. Now you’ve probably heard the standard things not to do before bed. Don’t check your phone or electronics 90 minutes before you sleep, don’t exercise or eat right before bed, don’t go to bed drunk or after drinking caffeine. This is the standard advice given to everybody before they sleep.
But there’s one thing I really like to do before bed, that sets my morning up. And that gets excited. If you have something you’re working towards, get excited about it. Tomorrow’s another day for you to step closer to your dream and get work done on it. Be grateful that you get to wake up tomorrow with a roof over your head and food in your fridge. When you know that you’ve been given a gift in life that so many people don’t get the chance to have, it’s almost disrespectful to not be grateful and get excited about the fact that you are in a place where you have the ability to change your life!
If you want to start your day full of morning motivation carry on your excitement from the night before. Write down your goal and stick it somewhere you can see it. Make it as big and bold as possible. You want it right in your face the moment you wake up. Because if you do this you don’t get a chance to let any thoughts slip in when you wake up. you’re immediately slammed with your dream.
Once you’re up get up. If you’ve seen your dream and you still haven’t got excited then don’t just lay in bed anyway. The moment you’re up you need to get up and stay up. Don’t hit the snooze button. Literally get out of bed and get your feet on the ground. Once you’ve stood up you’re going to find it so much easier to get moving.
If you struggle to get out of bed there is a tip you can use that will help you. it’s called ‘The 5 Second Rule’ and it was created by Mel Robbins. Instead of having thoughts about laziness and shitting your snooze button. Just count down from 5. 5,4,3,2,1. And then get up. If you want to know the reason behind why this works then you should definitely head here https://melrobbins.com/the-5-second-rule/. But honestly, this rule works. And it won’t just work for getting you up but for motivating you in general.
Cold Shower Time
Have you heard about getting a cold shower in the morning to try to wake you up? Then why aren’t you doing it! Starting your day with a cold shower is the ultimate wake up call. Start it off warm and then switch to cold if you have too. OR at the very least splash your face and arms with cold water to start off with. submerging yourself in cold water gets your heart pumping and the blood flowing. Not to mention the shock will wake you up instantly.
Honestly the first few times I did this I hated it but now I love turning the shower cold. You’ll feel refreshed and invigorated instantly. And let’s face it you’re already more hardcore than everyone else waking up in the morning who is taking a hot shower.
Listen to Motivation
Listening to music in the morning is a good start and it can definitely get you pumped. But if you really want great morning motivation start listening to motivational speakers. My favorites to listen to in the morning are TD Jakes, Les Brown and Eric Thomas. Or listen to a montage of all of them. There are so many motivational speaker compilations start listening to them. Even if you put them on in the background and don’t pay attention to them 100%, your subconscious is still taking them in!
NEVER NEVER NEVER CHECK SOCIAL MEDIA
This is the one thing that you will do that will start your day wrong. Don’t EVER check your social media first thing in the morning. We both know if you start checking your social media in the morning you’re going to end up scrolling through other people’s lives. You’re going to lose motivation before you’ve even started. Don’t check social media until you’ve had your cold shower and you’ve got a motivational playlist on. Then you’ll be in the right mindset to quickly check your social media accounts and move on.
Why Does This All Work?
There’s a hidden reason why doing all this in the morning works. It’s because you’re also using self-discipline. When you wake up in the morning sometimes it can be hard. It can be hard getting out of bed and jumping into a cold shower. It can be hard not going on social media and listening to motivational speakers instead of the music you want too. But when you choose to do what’s right over what’s easy, that self-discipline will be carried through the day. Eventually, it will become who you are and it won’t be hard anymore. It will just be a good habit. The sooner you start this the sooner it will become your normal morning.
So tomorrow, when you get up, are you going to make the most of your morning or are you going to hit the snooze button go back to sleep and ruin the rest of your day?
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