On a Monday, it is so difficult to be motivated when you could just put your covers back on, press snooze on your alarm and go to sleep. Today I want to share 5 tips to increase your motivation! I will say, however, nothing takes the place of a great plan- be sure to download our weekly planner here. You can also check out my tips on our Facebook page!
Without further ado, here are my top 5 tips to increase your motivation.
1. Don't press snooze on your alarm clock
I know this is something you want to do, but all it does is make you late and that can throw you off more! Just decide to not press snooze. Even if you start with one day a week- jump out of bed and do something- an exercise, blast some music, brush your teeth, meditate, journal or grab some coffee or tea.
2. Do something for yourself
As a mom, the times are few and far between that I do things for myself. However, there are some things that I love to do. I love to curl my hair, put on makeup, write, read, talk to friends, listen to music, and drink hot coffee in quiet (believe me, it's rare). It's those little moments I live for and they really give me motivation to get to that next moment.
3. Repeat a mantra
I cannot emphasize the power of words enough. I am such a believer in putting out positive energy into the universe and getting it back. My mom gave me a mug a while ago that says "Make Today Amazing", and that often is my mantra, however I do love 'I am awesome', 'I am a rockstar', and 'I am a force to be reckoned with' (ROAR!). Get yourself psyched up, yell it in the car or in front of a mirror, or in a parking lot- whatever makes you be the superstar you are!
4. Make a to-do list and check off the top 3 before 10 am
Yes, its really awesome that you made a to-do list, but now the whole day has gone by and you have not done one thing! We have all been there- and there is anything that motivates more than checking things off a to-do list- I don't know what it is. I love checking things off my list, it makes me feel accomplished and like I have had a productive day. What to do to really motivate yourself? A challenge- check off the first 3 before 10 am- GAME ON!
5. Make it a point to notice and say or do something nice to someone else
Nothing can give you a case of the 'warm fuzzies' more than doing or saying something nice to someone else. Give a compliment, make waking up early a chance to buy that awesome co-worker some coffee, call someone you miss, or have a conversation with someone whom you wouldn't normally have a conversation. Believe it or not, these small exchanges will increase motivation by adding positive energy to your day.
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