It’s amazing what a bit of encouragement and positive reinforcement can do. A small bit of morning motivation can go a long way to make you feel better and make life feel brighter. While it can be challenging, you should never start your day in a rush or even dread mornings. They are supposed to be the best part of your day.
Below are some simple and inspiring doses of morning motivation that I’d like to share in order to help you start each day with an uplifting boost.
Start the Day Right
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you wake up in the morning? What kind of thoughts do you let in your mind, and what are the first actions you take when you leave the bed? I talked about this in an earlier blog post about being intentional.
A shift in your mindset is all you need, and you don’t need to wait longer to start this transformation. The mood and mindset you wake up with can keep you positive, peaceful, and energetic for the whole day.
If you manage to keep it up, then you’re guaranteeing yourself a pretty productive and successful week, month, and even whole life.
Also, try waking up earlier. Why?
There’s something magical about the early hours of the day. For me, it’s the perfect opportunity to have some ‘me’ time, enjoy the silence, and find some peace. It’s also when you can think clearly, take some big decisions, get creative, find your purpose, and much, much more.
Set your alarm for earlier tomorrow and have some peaceful time before you start your day.
Stretch & Exercise
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 for our positive outlook. Here is a link to an excellent morning stretch routine: https://bit.ly/2RIVrci
Doing this often will not only increase your feel-good state, but will also help you keep fit, healthy, and in great shape.
Develop an attitude of gratitude by constantly reminding yourself of what you have and the many good things that are about to enter your life.
Successful people, such as Warren Buffett, have a ritual for expressing gratitude on a daily basis. A great way to start this habit is by keeping a gratitude journal and stating a few things you’re thankful for every morning.
By feeling deeply thankful, you’ll improve your outlook and enjoy the process – instead of seeing the struggle.
In summary, morning motivation will change your mindset and the end result will be seen in real life. However, we must first make morning motivation a habit and the foundation of our day.
Trust me: You will be inspired, energized, and grateful every single morning (and doing it earlier than you have to). You’ll also keep your priorities straight and make the right decisions and actions for the whole day.
These success habits help you build momentum. And all that starts by being awake in the early hours and making morning motivation a habit.