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7 Motivational Tips To Get You Up And Running

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We all know that feeling on a Monday morning when getting out of bed seems like an impossible chore; or any morning for that matter! Some times there isn't enough coffee in the world to get your eyes open. Maybe it's lack of sleep; the baby is up all night; work stresses on your mind; seasonal affective disorder has you down; or for any multitude of reasons, getting out of bed is something we never want to do! Here's a couple tips and reminders to get you out of the sheets and start living your life!

Every day you have two choices: you can either sleep in and chase your dreams, or you can wake up and live them

unproductive_habits1. Finish what you started

As little as it could be, we all have little projects going on whether you know it or not. It could be as simple as doing your laundry, cleaning your room or updating some apps. You know you've been procrastinating on something! So get up, add more time to your day, and finish some around the house chores

2. Set achievable goals

Humans were not meant to be idle creatures. We thrive on change, progress and growth. As we busy our lives and complete our goals, our brain recognizes achievement and we thereby feel satisfied and relieved; thus having a good day. The more time you spend in bed, the less time you have to focus on productive goals.

3. Getting ahead

This one is for the competitive or athletic, because even they get lazy sometimes. Wake up in the morning and remind yourself that if you're not up and running, improving your time or health, someone else is doing it instead. Get ahead of the pack by waking up with the early birds and hitting the gym. If you're not training, someone else is.

4. Motivate yourself

These days it's easy to say that the first thing most people do when they wake up is roll over and turn on their phone. And there's nothing wrong with that, if you're doing it for the right reasons. Fire up some Youtube videos that engage you and inspire you. Listen to music that makes you happy and fills you with energy. Watch videos related to your personal goals and go achieve them.

5. Wake up with the sun

There is truth to science when they say that the early bird gets the worm. It's also for the health benefits it includes. Waking up and sleeping with the sun and moon's cycles will bring a natural rhythm to your life and promote positive energy. The fancy word for this is your circadian rhythm. So go to bed early and wake up early and soon after your body adjusts to a natural cycle you will wonder how you ever survived those late night before!

6. Enjoy the morning

Waking up early and getting out of bed not only feels more natural, it also lets you get the most out of your day. If you life around nature, enjoy the dew in the morning. Actually smell the flowers – they're splendid! We all have a busy life, so wake up early to take the stress of the day off. Allow yourself more time to have a morning coffee, sit around and read a book, do some yoga, or catch up on some gossip. You'll enter your work day with less stress knowing that you had all the time in the world this morning to relax and enjoy yourself before going into the fray.

7. Get extra work done

I didn't want to mention this scary word, but why not! If you can get up early to enjoy some coffee, try to be productive as well. If you're all caught up with life, you'll now have another hour to catch up with work too. Get ahead on your latest projects and reduce the stress for later, or open up the time to take on more work. If your life is in control, you will be able to seamlessly blend life and work together, have better financial flow, and make it all seem so natural and easy. Later on you can treat yourself by fl owing to your next vacation destination or new car. Use extra daylight to produce long term benefits in your life and wealth will soon follow. There's a reason that procrastinators have such a bad reputation in high school. Don't act like them now that we're all grown up. Take charge of your leisure and work life, and command results. With a determined mindset, you will of course succeed. I guarantee it.

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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.