If you’re anything like me, it can be tough to be motivated in the mornings. This can be especially true if you work from home so it is important to have a few habits and tricks to get the wheels turning.
Give yourself time to wake up
Make sure you wake up at a timely hour to give yourself some time to slowly wake up. Jumping out of bed and getting straight to work puts so much stress on your body. Care for yourself by taking time to wake up, even if that means getting up a few minutes early.
Do something you enjoy before starting work
Everyday, I look forward to reading a book for pleasure for about 30 minutes before getting to work. For you, this could be as simple as drinking a cup of fresh coffee or reading a chapter of a favorite book but it could also be cleaning up something to make your space more enjoyable. Just do something that gives you joy and a feeling of calm and relaxation before getting into the stresses of work.
Go for a walk or jog
Getting some fresh air to rejuvenate and awaken your mind will clear away the cobwebs of sleep. In addition, you will have completed something to give yourself a sense of accomplishment before you have even begun work.
Drink a whole glass of water
We all know the benefits of drinking water and while I do not always start the morning with breakfast, I certainly make sure I drink some cold water. Water doesn’t just hydrate, it can invigorate and give you more energy! Going straight from sleep without replenishing your fluids leaves your body wanting.
Have a set time to begin work
In my opinion, there is nothing more stressful than waking up, grabbing a cup of coffee, and checking my work email. More often than not, there are at least ten emails to sort through and it immediately sets my mind to working before I have even woken up! Having a set time, before which you do not check email or start work, allows you to mentally prepare for work before just jumping in.
Try implementing these five tips in your morning routine and see what a difference it makes! The weight of running a business can weigh heavily on one’s mind and body so make sure you take the time to care for yourself so that you can give your best to your business.