Let’s face it- getting out of bed in the morning is hard for many people. If you are not a morning person, then the early morning alarm can be your biggest pet peeve. You must have faced days when you would rather want to stay in bed than muster enough motivation to show up at work even if you love your job. If you are nocturnal at night, it can be even harder for you to be motivated to start your day no matter how hard you try.
Well, there are different ways to dig up that lost motivation, start your day right and get your job done with a sense of motivation. It is understandable that falling in a rut is easy, but preparing for the day ahead, thinking about all your goals, and soaking in a few moments of peace will set the mood for the day. But if you still find yourself in a muddle and have zero motivation to go to work, then let us walk you through some effective ways to help you get a bit more motivation in the morning.
1. Get a good night’s sleep
First things first, if you are too tired to do anything, you would not be able to find the motivation you need to start the day. The primary reason why you find mornings unpleasant and inspirational is that you are not getting enough sleep at night. So, it is important that you set a bedtime routine so you can get a goodnight’s sleep. Don’t forget to put gadgets (smartphones, laptops, and tablets) away before bedtime as they activate your mind. When your brain is activated, it will be harder for you to fall asleep.
To get a good night’s sleep, the general rule of thumb is to go to bed at least 7-9 hours before you need to wake up. Make sure you try your best to sleep at the same time every day so you can stabilize your bedtime routine and wake up all motivated to work hard.
2. Let your reading time motivate you
There are days when you feel flustered over the tasks or projects you need to work on. But, no need to worry, even the most dedicated and passionate people need a motivational boost to get back on track. When you are looking for motivation to get your work done, it is crucial to set aside some time to read an inspirational story or quote.
At first, it may seem unrelated to tackle the task for the day, but you will be surprised to see how it can transform your attitude. Not only that, but it will also have a long-lasting effect on your entire thought-process, ultimately inspiring you to get your tasks done. So, take the time to read at least one motivation story or quote for the day. If you don’t have time in the morning, you can do your daily reading you’re your phone while you are on the go.
3. Consider going on a walk before sunrise
You don’t have to be a fitness freak to know that a morning walk is a healthy regimen and it helps you stay motivated throughout the day. If you are a night owl, you need to program yourself in a way that you wake up early to go on a walk before the sunrise. Always remember that early morning walk is one of the most effective ways to get your metabolism going properly. If you don’t feel motivated to go on a walk early in the morning, then consider asking a friend or your spouse to join you for a 30-minute walk. This is how you can start your start on the right foot. In case, both your spouse and friend refuse to join you, your pet can still accompany you.
4. Use the ‘to-do’ list to plan your day right
Not everyone has a sharp memory to remember what is important and meaningful to them for the day. That is the reason why it id essential to set aside a few minutes to plan out your day; it is arguably one effective way to get through the day. There are people who like to make a to-do list on a notebook, while on the other hand, some people prefer digital tools over pen and paper to jot down their personal and professional tasks. Regardless of how you choose to do it, having an agenda to keep track of what you need to accomplish in the day will play a vital role in keeping you proactive. On top of that, you ultimately get organized which helps you in having a productive and less stressful day at work.