5 Tips for Starting the Day Out Feeling Inspired
Staying motivated and inspired throughout the day starts with what you do in the morning. The good news is that there are simple, effective ways to start off your day feeling refreshed, inspired, and looking forward to what the new day has to offer.
Here are five tips for starting off your day the right way, feeling inspired and bringing that to others which will inspire them as well.
Plan the Night Before
Before you go to bed, take a couple of minutes to write down what you want to accomplish the next day. A simple checklist of three or four items will help set the tone for what you want to get done and provide specific goals to meet. You’ll feel great as you check off each item, so plan your day the night before and you will start off the morning with specific goals in mind.
Get in a Little Exercise
You do not have to run a marathon, but you do want to get your body up and running by doing some stretching, perhaps a walk around the block, maintain a garden or maybe a little yoga to get the heart pumping. Exercise has a positive effect on the mind and body, so getting in a little workout before you eat breakfast can do a world of good. Keep in mind that you will want to stretch or loosen up first to minimize the risk of injury.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast
This is not to be confused with eating a large breakfast. You’ll want to keep the sugar and fat count down and emphasize non-processed foods like fruits, vegetables, eggs, and the like. A bowl of oatmeal flavored with fruit provides the energy you need while not adding unnecessary calories, so think healthy when you eat your breakfast.
Good Morning Quotes
There are so many positive and uplifting quotes you can read before starting off your day that provide the right amount of motivation. There are many websites and books filled with great, inspirational good morning quotes that will brighten your day and get you to thinking outside the box. This kind of motivation works well with the goals you set out the night before and will help you stay on track.
Use Positive Words
If you sit and pay attention to your mind for any extended period of time you will see how thoughts just seem to spring into our mind out of nowhere. And unfortunately may of these thoughts can be quite negative. One of the most powerful ways to maintain a positive mindset is to cultivate the habit of speaking positively. One of the best ways to do this is to keep a collection of positive words close at hand. Pay someone a compliment, write a thank you note or say some positive affirmations. Or play games where you, for example, look for positive words that start with N or positive A words, etc.
Be Motivating to Others
Raising your spirits only lasts if you can help others to feel positive about their day as well. So, keep a smile on your face and greet others in a positive way. A “good morning” here and “how can I help?” there will go a long ways towards bringing others up, and this in turn will spread positivity around the workplace. You may find that when things are not looking as bright that others will return the favor and bring a smile to your face.
By doing these activities, you can start out your day feeling inspired and happy. Things like eating a good breakfast and reading good morning quotes can inspire you to do great things and encourage others as well. So, get starting tonight by planning what you want to do the next day and then set out to achieve your goals.