A lot of people say that motivation is scarce and that you cannot rely on motivation to do the things that you want to do because it will eventually run out. And this is true to some extent.
Have you noticed that when you start off your day and something not so good happens it sets the mood for the rest of your day? What if I told you you can have the exact same thing happen but instead of getting upset, angry, anxious or bored you could get positive feelings?
Enter 5 secrets to begin your days hyped and motivated and keep that energy throughout your day.
Have a good rest.
It is very hard to have a good day if you haven’t given your body the chance to rest. Your body is an amazing machine that goes about doing awesome things every day like keeping you alive. The least you can do is give thanks by making sure it has time to recover from your daily hustling. This can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. So make sure to find what works for you and your lifestyle and do it. Fall in love with doing it and experience how it will change everything.
Wake up earlier.
I know this sounds counterproductive but when you allow yourself to have time to ready yourself to begin the day and not jump into hustle mode right when you open your eyes, you will be able to assess what needs to be done. Have some you time which is always a must, and set the intention you want for that day. There is something awfully refreshing and downright magical about being able to drink your morning tea or coffee in silence and peace.
Make your bed.
Our brains are pretty primitive and we tend to respond pretty well when we complete tasks. Making your bed is an effective way of encouraging your brain to begin to enter the hustle mode without it being too aggressive. There is something inherently satisfying about ticking off something you need to do from a to-do list. So, if you are able to complete a task early in the morning it just sets the mood right after you wake up.
I know this sounds really… I am going to go with new-age-y. But, our brains believe anything we tell them. So, starting your day with simple and satisfying affirmations about yourself or your goals reminds your brain of why you are doing whatever it is you are doing.
It takes you from being a bystander of your life, to actually taking action and going for the things that you want. The sky's the limit.
Nothing beats getting up and moving to start your day. Whether that is a nice stretch or going for a walk outside. Your body will thank you for the blood flow, and endorphins you will feel by taking action.