How to Get Motivated in the Morning

I am not, by any means, a morning person. I groan and grumble, pulling the blanket over my head after hitting snooze.  It doesn’t help that I wake up every single morning at 5 am to a 5-year-old’s nose touching mine, as he whisper-screams that he needs breakfast.

What I’ve learned with my work with entrepreneurs, though, is that it doesn’t matter what time we wake up. Whether we’re early risers or sleep in until noon, many of us need a little extra something to get motivated.

Here are my personal tips for getting up and at ’em, whenever you start your day.

  1. Post-Its. I knoooooow, I should partner with Post-Its I talk about them so much, but there really isn’t anything quite like waking up to see your affirmations and goals written all over the place on neon squares. They’re hard to miss. They remind you immediately what your goals are. And, they’re cute and perky.
  2. Herbal Coffee or tea: It seems to be a thing, lately, to give up coffee. I haven’t completely done that yet, but I do generally only have one cup. After that, it’s herbal coffee made of roasted dandelion and chickory root or a perky herbal tea such as hibiscus and lemon balm.
  3. Yoga – Specifically, a morning yoga routine like this one:

       4. Binaural Beats - If you haven't heard of binaural beats, they are 'Binaural beats are auditory brain-stem                responses which originate in the superior olivary nucleus of each brain hemisphere. They result from two                    different auditory impulses or sounds, heard from opposite ears.' (thanks, wiki!). You can find them for sleep,              anxiety, motivation, focus, energy - you name it! My favorite sources for binaural beats are Spotify and                          YouTube.

5. Your Three Most Important Tasks - It's really, super duper easy to get distracted by all the little things we            have to do each day. Need to finish a newsletter and get distracted by laundry? All the time, over here. Because            the laundry needs to get done too, right? So start your day by writing down the three things that will move                    you/your business the most, and then focus on those specific things.

 

How do you get motivated in the morning? Leave it in the comments section below! 

 

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