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If you have trouble waking up in the morning with motivation, you are not alone. From the research that I do and the number of people I speak with, this is a very common occurrence. I myself dealt with this issue which lingered on for years. I would go to bed guaranteeing to myself that I would wake up with all the motivation in the world, ready to tackle anything in front of me, only to have all of it completely forgotten in the morning. It’s quite frustrating, to say the least! There are simple things that you can do that will help ensure that you wake up with the proper level of motivation to get you to have a productive, successful day. Here is my personal list of things that do just that:

Get out of bed immediately
Arguably, the worst thing you can do to your motivation in the morning is to stay lying in your comfortable bed. You will try to debate with yourself, whether you should get up or stay a little longer. Guess which side usually wins? How do you get yourself out of bed immediately? My trick was to put my annoying alarm clock in another room. I had no choice but to get up and look for it to turn it off. So I was immediately out of bed. I hear now they make alarms that bounce around so that you have to get up to catch it…I think that’s pretty clever too! Getting out of bed asap is the #1 priority if you want to wake up motivated. It’s the foundation, without that, everything else fails.

Drink a large glass of water
Once you are out of bed, you should drink water as soon as possible. You body becomes quite dehydrated during sleep, and this lack of water in your system causes you to feel fatigue when you wake up. Drink some water, and guaranteed you will feel better and immediately more lucid and motivated. I always keep a full glass of water in my room before bedtime, so once I am done running around to shut my alarm off, my glass of water is ready for me πŸ˜‰

Stretching
I remember many years ago, I had a personal trainer that told me that if you stretch for 5-10 min. every morning, guaranteed you will have a much better day. For some reason, this always stuck with me, and I truly believe that it does wonder for motivation in the morning. When I say stretching, I don’t mean the quick stretch you do when you get out of bed. I mean, do full stretches of your arms, legs, neck, everything. Stretching increases circulation of the blood to various parts of your body, which is very important in the morning, since your system was inert for many hours. This increase in circulation increases energy levels, and energy is crucial to motivation. This 5-10 minutes of stretching in the morning can really make a difference as to what type of day you will have.

Glance at your goals
As I mentioned above, one of my biggest problems in the morning was the fact that I had forgotten all the motivation and all the things I was pumped up to do with my day once I got up. It was as if I had a case of amnesia and that within the span of sleep, everything that I was so excited about had disappeared. My way to resolving this issue was to keep a list of my goals next to my bed. I have my goals for the day, as well as my long term goals. This helps remind me what I have to get done and why it’s important to get it done. A visualization board can also be very useful. This is where you create a montage of all the things you want in your life on some type of board that you keep around your home. Looking at this right away in the morning is a wonderful method to get the right amount of motivation that you need to jumpstart your day.

Psyche yourself up
Many years ago I worked in sales and within two months I had become the #1 salesperson in the company. Although I was a newbie, I was more motivated than anyone and it paid off big time. One of my tricks was that I had the ability to psyche myself up so much as I was getting ready in the morning, that by the time I had arrived for work, I was on fire. I couldn’t be stopped. Instead of saying to yourself how it would be better if you could just go back to bed or that you just don’t feel like doing anything, learn the habit of having constructive self talk. Build yourself up. If you need a boost, use self help tapes. Those are always great to listen to and the morning is ideal to get that motivation going. You can put it on as you get ready, even listen to it as you stretch for example.

Music
Listening to your favorite music in the morning can help put you in a good mood, which will then increase your energy and your motivation. I know I find it very boring in the morning if it’s all quiet. Feeling bored makes you want to go back to sleep! Music helps tremendously in creating an atmosphere that is more fun and more upbeat, which is required to get that motivation in the morning. You can set your alarm to play your favorite song, there are programs that easily do so available on the web, and the easiest way is probably to use your cellphone to play your favorite tune as your alarm ring tone. If you want some fun songs that can really help motivate you in the morning, check out this article I wrote recently: 10 Cool & Unique Songs To Wake Up To

Remember that one Desire
What is that one thing that you want in your life? What is it that you absolutely desire? Waking up with that one thought in your mind can provide you with the motivation to move mountains! We all have that one “want” that is the driving force behind everything that we do. Having this in your mind first thing in the morning can make the difference between a lackluster day and a day where you completed everything that you set out to do. This desire should never leave you. It should be with you at all times, and particularly as you get out of bed. This desire should be so grand and so spectacular that it overrides every negative or non-productive thought that may cross your mind in the morning. Think about your one desire and make it the first thought that pops into your head as you open your eyes in the morning, and watch your motivation skyrocket πŸ˜‰

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50 Comments

  1. Focus on what needs to be done for that day.
    The morning is quite possibly the hardest time in the day to become productive due to having so many things to get on with. So many tasks and errands to get done, and often feeling overwhelmed due to constantly focusing on the big picture of what we hope to achieve in the long term.
    It’s a great way to motivate and excite you, but be aware that the things you have to do today is what will eventually lead you there 3-4 years down the line. Break down your goals into smaller chunks and begin to hack away at them.

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  2. Listening to music, doing yoga and giving yourself positive auto-suggestions are recommended. At least, do one of the following when you get up. waking before dawn is considered as your productivity is more during these times.

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  3. Stretching and Exercise is a big motivator, especially in the early mornings, even for a quick 30 minutes. Great post.

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  4. my GCSEs are coming up soon and this article has boosted up my confidence and has motivated me very much. thanks a lot! πŸ™‚

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  5. I think i have no purpose i like lying still and sleep tell i ack all over and then sleep some more i don’t like were i am in life no idea how to change it.

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  6. I do really have a problem in waking up early.. And because of that I can’t even do my task in the morning. When I read this article, I do have a feeling that it will helps me… This is the article I am looking for… I will use this tips… Thank’s a lot… πŸ˜€

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  7. Effective suggestions which can change your minds. Thank you for being author of such article. There are lots of people who are suffering from mentally-related challenges as they cannot cultivate the sense of self-evident. After reading this article I strongly believe that people will be able to manage there temptations and reach their purposes. The main trick here is self-evidence – making people psychologically ready to damage barriers restricting them.

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  8. REALLY GOOD TIPS THANKYOU

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  9. Amazing tips! i’ll try to do it everyday till becomes a habit. Thanks..

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  10. Ok,i’ll try this in 6 hours, will let you know πŸ™‚

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  11. this is really awsome artcle… i have been struggling with this issue for quite a while now and right now i juat couldnt get up to go to class and decided to browse for help there your article was. Thank You so much!!!
    P.S i have been given the same advise by other people but they didnt actually use their own advice it is more easier to follow an advice you know has already helped someone else. Thanks again

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  12. To motivate myself daily, I use U Tube to play my favorite inspirational and movational songs……
    Jerusalem Jerusalem Sing for the night is o’ver, Hosanna inthe highest Hosanna for ever more!
    to I could have danced all night…..music is magic and motivates me….In my car I have Cher, BWay, Willie Nelson and Gregorian chant…..i love it all! Good comes to good! Thank you for publishing. Hollywood, Florida

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  13. good tips, but without having a good night of sleep to begin with, morning is not gonna be great no matter what you do. Otherwise, awesome tips!
    Also, consider a cold shower. Hot shower feels like I’m going back to bed.
    As for water, I personally do 3 glasses. Cheers!

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  14. This is great but my greatest flaw is that “that one desire” makes me depressed.

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  15. Brilliant, keep sharing please

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  16. Thanks alot.This really makes me get excited.Very nice post too πŸ™‚

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  17. Thanx…….will try my best tomorrow morning,god bless

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  18. It was like you were walking in my shoes. Thank you so much for these steps! I am very appreciative.

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  19. I will try these tommorow morning! thank you for sharing

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  20. Good Article!! Loved all the simple tips.. waiting to try them from tomorrow itself!!

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  21. Thanks for the advice!! I’ll give em a try in the morning πŸ™‚

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  22. Hello
    Well written post and good tips. I just would like to emphasize one point. It is very important that you get up right after you hear the alarm clock. Lounging around in bed will make you even more sleepy. I know, it is not an easy thing to do, but it is worth trying.
    Best Regards
    Laura

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  23. I would place desire at 1st place. Because desire works for me at 1st place. Withoud desire you just don’t want to wake up immediatelly.

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  24. Wow! This helps so much! I am definitely going to keep using these tips! Thankyou so much! πŸ™‚

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  25. Thanks for the great article ! What I did , I wrote down the topic on this , and taped it on my wall nest to my bed so i can remind myself ! XD

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  26. these ideas are really helpful!
    i’ll try them tomorrow morning πŸ˜€ thanks πŸ™‚

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  27. before i came across this i felt horrible about waking up 5am in the morning to go to work, to come back again at 10 at night. hated it, but after reading through this i found myself jumping out of bed feeling brilliant! Todays going to be Great Day!

    Thanks

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  28. Good post. In my opinion and experience of being a swimmer in college, I can say the best way to make up motivated and the only thing you need in my opinion is to go to bed motivated. It’s never good to go to bed with the mindset of not wanting to wake up. We should never want to sleep because there is so much to do. My freshman year I hated setting my alarm clock for 5:30am to go swim, especially in the winter. As a consequence, I woke up tired and without a smile. The day follows the morning. My last three years in college were different because I couldn’t wait to get in the pool at 6am! My life changed.

    Sorry for the long post!

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  29. Thank you for those great ideas

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  30. protein helps too i drink whey protein after i work out at night about 2 hours be4 bed n have a nice big meal be4 the work out then wake up to some water breakfest then have a protein drink work out n im ready 4 anything

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  31. Wonderful article i have read so far. I generally read few things and then will not complete reading the entire article. But this article is slightly different. It made me realize the importance of starting the day early by waking up and doing things.

    Keep posting such interesting articles.

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  32. Greatest post ever read..in this field!!!

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  33. I just found this post. These are incredible suggestions! You should try to expand some of your thoughts into a book!

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  34. Can’t wait for morning!!! Great post. πŸ™‚

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  35. can’t wait to wake up tomorrow…..motivated =)

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  36. nice post… wake up for be better…

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  37. Great article,

    I certainly find that getting out of bed immediately hugely beneficial. Not allowing the chatterbox in our minds to dictate to us is crucial and usually helps set the tone for the rest of our day.

    I also do agree with the music too. Love kicking my day off with some inspirational music to get me started followed by a nice work out and steam room πŸ™‚

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  38. Very nice post… The article is really very useful.. i just had three songs with me and i love to listen to them in the mrning.. thank you… very nice and practical tips…

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  39. Very nice post… The article is really very useful.. i just had three songs with me and i love to listen to them in the mrning.. thank you… very nice and practical tips…

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  40. 2 Thumbs up. good post…

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  41. If we wish to have a bright day when we wake up, we have to re tune our mental make up.Just concentrate on things we have on hand and not worry about things that are not under our control.

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  42. If we wish to have a bright day when we wake up, we have to re tune our mental make up.Just concentrate on things we have on hand and not worry about things that are not under our control.

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  43. A great article. The first and most important thing is to get out of bed right away. I clap my hands and say “I’m having a great day,” then splash water on my face. I like the idea of the drink of water too. Everything else falls into place.

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  44. A great article. The first and most important thing is to get out of bed right away. I clap my hands and say “I’m having a great day,” then splash water on my face. I like the idea of the drink of water too. Everything else falls into place.

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  45. Hi Gray, glad you liked the tips…Each tip on their own helps alot, but doing 3-4 of them pretty much ensures that you will get up motivated! Cheers πŸ™‚ Frederic

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  46. Great tips! The water drinking is sooo important, and I totally agree about the upbeat music. I think you’re right about the stretching–I do feel better when I do that first thing in the morning. Will have to make it part of my daily routine now.

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  47. Great tips! The water drinking is sooo important, and I totally agree about the upbeat music. I think you’re right about the stretching–I do feel better when I do that first thing in the morning. Will have to make it part of my daily routine now.

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  48. Great post Frederic!

    I am motivated to wake up every morning to go for a energizing morning run

    Cheers!

    Jordan Cheng

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  49. Well it happens to me all the time. Waking up like I dont want to do anything but watch tv or eat.. Thanks for sharing this motivating tips

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  50. Well it happens to me all the time. Waking up like I dont want to do anything but watch tv or eat.. Thanks for sharing this motivating tips

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