Do you struggle to motivate yourself? Let’s face it, we all want to say we have all the time in the world and actually mean it. The unfortunate truth is, days are over in a blink of an eye. I don’t know about you but every time my alarm goes off in the morning I sigh, huff and puff. I wake up and I replay each day the same, beginning to end. I hardly ever feel motivated to get anything done. If you feel like me and each day is a struggle to wake up and kick the day’s a**, then here are a few things you need to know about how to motivate yourself and become your own biggest motivator!
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How to motivate yourself and become your own biggest motivator
Have a morning routine
A great way to motivate yourself is by having a morning routine. This is by far one of the most important routines to have. If you are going to have a routine, this is it ! Having a morning routine not only helps you wake up and start your day, but it helps to motivate you for your day as well.
A morning routine example:
- Wake up
- brew a fresh pot of coffee
- shower and go
Having positive daily habits that you do continuously, helps more than you think.
Morning yoga or exercise
Now I am aware that exercising and yoga may be the last thing you want to do but, it really works to help motivate yourself. After a morning exercise your body feels awake and ready to kick the day’s a**! If exercising isn’t on your list of things you want to do, try yoga. It can help refresh your mind which then motivates you.
Keep a clear workspace and/or environment.
Having a clean house and work space makes me feel positive and more motivated. If my room and house are disastrous then I don’t want to even be around it. It makes me feel lazy and the complete opposite of motivated. If I have a clean environment I feel as if I can accomplish more without worrying about cleaning up. It’s important to make sure your environment is always tidy, or at least try to keep it that way. This keeps me feeling motivated 100%.
Create task lists
I have a thing for creating lists. I don’t know why but if my tasks are written out in front of me I feel more motivated to get them done. Just checking off that I completed a task gives me that sense of “I did!” motivation.
Related: How to stay productive & organized
Figure out who motivates you
A great way to motivate yourself is by turning to someone who motivates you. Do you have a podcast you find motivating? Maybe a blog you enjoy reading? Figure out who motivates and inspires you and always turn to them when you need a boost. If I need motivation to blog, I will read many blogs of those who motivate me and inspire me to write. If you need motivation to clean, watch your favorite YouTuber clean and organize their house. Let’s face it, we are all guilty of following fitness gurus on instagram to motivate us to workout, right?!
Create a vision boards
I love vision boards! This is a great way to motivate yourself. I create vision boards of positive quotes and images of future homes and/or places I want to travel. This helps to motivate me to save money rather than spend so that one day I can make my dreams a reality.
Related: 25 ways to practice self-love
Save your money
If you are a big spender, now is your time to save. There is nothing that motivates me more than when I see my money adding up. This motivates me to continue to keep saving my money. This could just be a “me” thing but, try it, You never know.
I hope some of these tips and tricks will help you to become more motivated as we get closer to the summer months! Would love to hear from you in the comments!
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