10 Energizing Habits to Boost Your Morning Motivation

10 Energizing Habits to Boost Your Morning Motivation

Do you ever have to drag yourself out of bed? Do you wonder what the most energizing morning routine would be to start your day? Are you tired of waking up and grabbing your phone when you could be doing other things? Have you been frustrated that you don’t get up early enough to take time for yourself — or to work on a creative project or dream?

If you are nodding your head to any of those, it sounds like you need some super morning motivation to get out of bed and feel great about your day.

There are a lot of reasons why getting out of bed is hard for you. I could list any number of issues I’ve heard over the years from my clients who are trying to design more meaningful lives with impact and purpose. They tell me they get to bed too late or don’t get enough sleep. They share that they love how cozy their bed is on cold mornings.

But sometimes not wanting to get out of bed is a stress or trauma response to the stress or burnout you may be feeling in your life due to being unhappy at work or in a relationship or in your career.

I work with women on finding what I call Soul Alignment … which means we get to the root of what’s zapping your energy and motivation and help you realign so you can live a more fulfilling life of meaning, purpose and impact.

Mornings are often one of the best places to infuse the tools you need to bounce forward from all that stress. Even in the middle of a really hard moment we can use our morning habits to feel stronger and more in control of our lives.

I’ve have had a consistent and powerful morning routine for more than 10 years. This past year I tweaked it to be even more impactful for myself and I am a better mother and wife when I take that time for myself.

Lately, with the addition of a new puppy, I was reminded how hard it can be when life feels crazy to make yourself get up and do what needs to be done.

But I quickly learned, again, that getting up early and sticking to my morning routine is absolutely my top priority each day.

While I begin my day with meditation, yoga, coffee and writing, I also work in nearly all of these other habits as well. These are what help me show up for my early morning client calls with a smile and ready to support them.

10 Energizing Habits to Boost Your Morning Motivation

  1. Wake up early (at least 15 minutes before your family or before you have to start getting ready for work.)
  2. Drink a full glass of water
  3. Sit in silence or meditate in silence
  4. Move your body
  5. Plan Your Day
  6. Align with your purpose and life’s mission
  7. Tend to your wholeness.
  8. Express gratitude
  9. Journal
  10. Eat for your well-being

What energizing habit would you add to this list? Pick one or two and get started.

A Simple Compass for Being More Mindful Today

A Simple Compass for Being More Mindful Today

  • “Be here now. Be somewhere else later. Is that so hard?” Jewish Zen Saying
  • Do the next right thing.
  • Then do the next right thing after that.
  • And so forth.
  • Breathe deeply.
  • Shallow breath — shallow life. Deep breath. Deep life.
  • Repeat … only this. Only this. Only this.
  • And then listen.
  • Look up. Look up often.
  • Let the soft gaze of your inner world meet the outer world one tree branch, one bird, one cloud, one human being at a time.
  • Take stock of what is good.
  • There is always something good.
  • And then return again and again to this moment, this here and now.
  • Is that so hard?