7 Ways to Motivate Yourself Every Morning Before Work
We all had it, exclusively that terrible Monday morning, when you have to wake up and Go to Work. Forget how the weekend was, the fun you had, you have to get back to reality and prepare for the upcoming hours, either facing the clients or with your boss requests.
No matter how happy you are with your work, there are “Monday” kind of days, which make us not want to get out of bed and continue our routine. But still, there are certain things that can help motivate you and make it less terrible than it feels.
How to Motivate Yourself Every Morning Before Work:
1. Think positive.
The way you feel in the morning, mostly affects how you feel at work for the rest of the day. Being in a good mood since morning makes you more productive during the day and creates more positive interactions with other people.
So, take a few minutes and do something you enjoy, like savor your morning coffee (or tea or hot chocolate or whatever you like to drink before the workday starts). This means actually pausing to enjoy it, focusing on what you feel as you drink it and taking a few minutes to do nothing else — not gulping it down as you rush to your desk.
Get some fresh air or whatever else that makes you feel good.
2. Set goals.
When you set goals, you have a vision to work towards. You ensure that you are pushing yourself to the maximum to get the best results.
Keep in mind that what is measured can be improved. As Henry Ford said, “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
3. Create good relations with your co-workers.
According to the Gallup Organization, people who have a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their jobs. And it doesn’t have to be a best friend: Gallup found that people who simply had a good friend in the workplace are more likely to be satisfied.
Human beings are naturally social creatures – we crave friendship and positive interactions, just as we do food and water. So the better our relationships are at work, the happier and more productive we’re going to be.
4. Think of your winnings.
What you have achieved up to now, are a great motivator, since it shows you the power that you hold to reach your goals. It pushes you to work harder and compete with yourself.
5. Make excellence a routine.
Making excellence a routine means transforming your vision into reality every single day. Your routine is what bridges the gaps between your life vision, your long-term goals, and your daily life.
You can keep dreaming and envisioning a better future, but until you create an empowering routine, your vision can only remain a vision.
6. Schedule your plans for the afternoon or even better, the weekend.
When you schedule what you do in your free time, you’re making that activity a priority and saying to yourself, “this is a good use of my time”. That makes it at least as important as your work, maybe even more important at times.
No matter how the day at work goes, you will have something to look forward. Furthermore, it will motivate and keep you focused on getting everything done by the end of the day.
7. Remind yourself the reasons you chose it.
It might be money, passion, industry, working environment etc.
Always keep in mind your initial goal to motivate yourself to keep going forward.