How to Stay Motivated Through Busy Mornings
Sunday mornings are relaxing and seem to float on by. However, when Monday comes, our mornings are jolted with several tasks and a long To-Do list. To make matters worse, it is easy to sleep in on these mornings.
Whenever busy mornings hit, how can you stay motivated and keep your routine going? Today, I’m going to tell you just that. Let’s look at four ways to stay motivated in your morning routine through busy mornings.
1. Stay Focused on the Goal
First and foremost, stay focused on your goal. Whenever you set your morning routine, you likely had a goal or ambition for why you wanted it in the first place. After all, if you had no goal for the morning routine, why did you set one at all?
When busy mornings hit, remind yourself of why you wanted a morning routine. Was it to improve your mental health? Was it to give you more time to reflect on your day? No matter what your goal was from the beginning, remind yourself of it. That is often enough to get you out of bed or not to ignore your morning routine.
2. Be Flexible
Another way to stay motivated throughout busy mornings is to be flexible. In an ideal world, you could take as much time as you needed every morning. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. Whenever days and mornings are filled with several unavoidable tasks, be flexible with your morning routine so that you can still treat yourself in the morning without putting a hamper on your day.
In fact, many people recommend having a busy day morning routine. This routine will be your go-to whenever things are tough. Things like taking a few thoughtful sips of your coffee or listening to an eBook on the drive are great busy morning rituals that don’t take up a lot of time.
3. Utilize Your Nights
There are some mornings that you know will be stressful in advance. Prepare for these mornings the night before. Try to minimize the number of tasks you have to do in the morning by doing them all right before you go to sleep. This involves picking out your outfit, getting the coffee machine ready, or loading the car with any needed items.
By utilizing your nights, you free up a whole lot of time in the morning and make it less stressful. This is a great tip to utilize every night, not just the night before a busy morning.
4. Take a Break Every Now and Then
The last tip for staying motivated throughout busy days is to take a break every now and then. If you feel like you are stressed and constantly bombarded with activities in the morning, take a morning to yourself. There is no shame in sleeping in one day and taking an extra-long morning routine.
On your break morning, sleep into an appropriate hour, but don’t waste your day. From there, move your body, take extra time to eat a delicious breakfast, and do things that you don’t have the time for on a regular morning. By taking a break, you open up space to relax and enjoy your life. This presses the reset button on your brain and emotions, helping you to get back on track in your regular life.