27 Nov 20 ways to wake up with motivation
Get motivated. Now. And every morning with these 20 tips that will boost your success and ultimately, your happiness…
by Onder Hassan from LifeHack
Lets face it, feeling motivated is perhaps one of the most difficult things you could ever do. If it were so easy, everyone would be making progress and achieving their goals they’ve set out to achieve.
Even worse is when we read countless articles from around the web that make it seem straightforward. As a result, it often becomes frustrating due to it seeming easy to apply on paper. It does little to improve your self-esteem and confidence, especially when you face difficulties in applying the advice you know and understand so well.
But all of this should feel encouraging, because one of the main things I personally found with regards to motivation is that it takes very little of it when doing the things you truly love. It seems very confusing at first but it makes sense when understood. Have you ever felt like you needed motivation when doing something that excited you?
In setting up the following points to help you wake up motivated, we need to firstly get the following basic point out of the way in order to establish good fundamentals and a strong foundation:
Find out what you truly enjoy doing in your life.
Really think about what you truly enjoy, and ffter establishing what truly fascinates and excites you, lets look at the 20 things you can do that will make you feel energized to start your day.
1) Have your biggest dreams written and visible for you to see the minute you wake up.
Our brains constantly need reminding of what we want from our lives. Having it written down creates a massive shift in our psyches and belief systems because what is simply a thought and a dream suddenly becomes tangible and clearly visible for everyone to see.
It suddenly no longer becomes a vivid imagination, but something that could actually become a reality.
2) Focus on what needs to be done for that day.
The morning is quite possibly the hardest time in the day to become productive due to having so many things to get on with. So many tasks and errands to get done, and often feeling overwhelmed due to constantly focusing on the big picture of what we hope to achieve in the long term.
It’s a great way to motivate and excite you, but be aware that the things you have to do today is what will eventually lead you there 3-4 years down the line. Break down your goals into smaller chunks and begin to hack away at them.
3) Stretch and Exercise before starting your day.
It’s been proven by science that regular exercise releases dopamine, which is the same chemical that makes us feel a burst of happiness. It’s our biology’s ‘feel good’ pill that does wonders to our positivity.
Doing this often will not only increase your feel good state, but will also help you keep fit, healthy and in great shape, which is an added bonus.
4) Practice Discipline to help you follow through with your tasks.
Due to social media, the internet and smart phones. We are constantly bombarded by information from every angle that can suck up your time and willpower to get things done.
Have the tenacity and discipline to set priorities for yourself and to focus on what needs to be done first. Set your phone on silent, block websites on your filtering service to help stop you from logging on.
5) Take regular breaks.
It is always important to give yourself a few minutes break for every half hour of work you do…
…keep reading HERE for more tips on how to stay motivated and, therefore, create more success and happiness in your life.