What Gets You Up in the Morning?

This could be me, if I don’t keep pushing myself!

Sometimes I have too much time on my hands; sometimes I never seem to have enough.

I don’t know, I can be a big procrastinator. But I can be so crazy-focused on the job at hand that I won’t rest until it’s done.

Go figure.

I love to exercise, and I love to write. And most of the time I get to do both.

But there are times when I go through periods that I won’t do both. I don’t know why.

Anyway, I wake up one morning and all of a sudden I’m driven again to work on my body and my books!

I know it may seem weird but it’s me. What can I say?

And when the writing gets ratcheted up, I feel amazing.

I like that amazing feeling.

I suppose that’s what gets me up in the morning. That promise that today I will create something new and awesome!

With that in mind, here are few things you can do to help motivate you in the morning to be productive:

  1. Get up early. Yep! That’s a oldie but a goodie. Getting up early will always make you feel more alive and in touch with the day to follow. Even if you stayed up late, it’s better to sacrifice a little sleep for a more productive day. And, you will “hit the sheets” a little earlier that night!
  2. Have your coffee before your morning workout. That’s what I do. Some people will hold off until after their workout but I really need a jolt of java to get me going, and get me downstairs to my home gym. Also, get a coffee maker with a auto-timer/brew function. You’ll be so glad that you came out to the kitchen with a hot freshly brewed pot of JOE waiting for you! Same goes for tea drinkers.
  3. Speaking of working out… Workout in the morning. Nothing gets you ramped up for the rest of the day better than a HIIT workout (or whatever your preferred form of exercise). That’s all there is to it. I tried working out at the end of the workday at my company’s gym and it was a big flop. Only the early morning workouts work for me.
  4. Breakfast. Duh!
  5. Remember why you get up: to pursue your dreams! When I take the train into work (and come home from work), I get 20 mins of writing in a day! That’s over 4 hours a week. And for someone as busy as me, that’s a godsend! I’ve jammed through writing several books that way!

Don’t let anyone stomp on your dreams. Keep plugging away at them!

The only person you have to answer to is yourself.

Amazing Things Will Happen If You Believe In Yourself!