Tips For Keeping That Morning Motivation Going

Do you ever wake up in the morning and, before even getting out of bed, you think, “Oh, I have so much to do today!” Then you feel all motivated until you stand up to go pee? Yeah, I do that a lot and I am getting sick of not running with that feeling. I am a lazy person, I won’t lie, so it is much easier for me to just say “Ahh, never mind” and think I’ll get to it later. Laundry is my worst enemy. I have found a few ways to help keep that motivation going and one is as simple as a mobile device…yep, you heard that right! Here are my Tips For Keeping That Morning Motivation Going:

Tips For Keeping That Morning Motivation Going

Get Out of Bed

I have a habit of doing my morning routine of going to the bathroom, drinking water while making my coffee, then jumping right on the computer. Actually, I’m browsing email & Facebook on my phone before I even get out of bed. I’ve never been one to just wake up & go..EVER. If I would actually get out of bed instead of laying there thinking of what needs to be done, it would prevent me from NOT wanting to get out of bed and losing that precious motivation!

Drink Water In the Morning – Before Drinking ANYTHING Else

Don’t grab that cup of coffee just yet! Drinking water first thing in the morning has many great benefits:

  • Hydration – I always feel a bit dehydrated in the morning and water helps hydrate you, helping your body increases the rate at which new muscle and blood cells are produced. This in turn helps create a healthy flow of oxygen, so you can stay alert and energized.
  • Detox – Water naturally flushes out toxins in the body, especially if you add some lemon to it. This also leads to clearer skin. I’ve noticed a difference in my acne & overall texture since drinking a lot more water.
  • Metabolism Booster  – Water is like a wake up call for your digestive system!

Set Timers & Alarms For Tasks

When I started my decluttering journey a while back, I discovered that I needed someone, or someTHING, to tell me what to do & when to do it. I searched for different apps on my phone and Kindle for checklists and daily cleaning and to-do lists, but nothing stuck out to me. Then something clicked and I decided to use my phone’s alarm to set times for when things should get done. Sounds super simple, right? It is! This way, I can’t use the “Oh, I Forgot” excuse because I was told to do it.

Tips For Keeping That Morning Motivation GoingFor example, I added Finish Laundry for 11 AM. I try to do a load before I sit down in the morning. I won’t tell you how many times I’ve gone in to toss a load in the washer, only to find out that yesterday’s was still there. I’d have to run them again. So annoying.

I add things into my alarm that I need to do daily in hopes of it becoming a habit. The alarm set for 9:30 PM is to remind me, first of all, that it’s time to get everyone off to bed. We homeschool and don’t really have a set-in-stone time for bed. Many times it would be after 10 PM before I realized it. So this keeps me on task, gets us all up to grab our things around the house, tidy the kitchen (who loves a clean kitchen in the morning? Right?!), and get kids to bed.

Timers are another great way to keep on task. Need to declutter your desk or that dreaded catch-all area on the counter? Set a timer for even just 2 minutes and you’d be surprised how fast you can work to beat the clock!


Music is a great motivator for me and I love to have something upbeat while doing stuff. I have many playlists on my Spotify account for different tasks and I also ask the kids what they would want to listen to if they are helping me out.

Look Back At What You’ve Accomplished

Nothing is more of a motivator to keep going than looking back at what you’ve accomplished. At the end of the day, look over your goals for the day and see what has been done. Sometimes it may not be very visible, but knowing there are things checked off the list can help you feel like you’ve reached your goal. This could actually give you that extra little boost for the next morning!

Do you have any tips for keeping that morning motivation going? I’d love to hear them below!
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Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

19 thoughts on “Tips For Keeping That Morning Motivation Going

  • Those are some very good tips. I know that if I don’t get out of bed, then I’ll never get motivated ever! I might have to start drinking more water and see if that will help me as well.

    • I’m still working on the bed part! I used to hate water but I drink it pretty much all day now besides my morning coffee. Otherwise I feel dehydrated.

  • Awesome tips! Mornings are often a struggle for me to get going, too, as I’m such a night owl. Hydrating with plenty of water helps me a lot. Will have to try the timers!

  • Great tips! For sure, that’s every morning for me. I am not lazy, in fact the opposite which is sometimes really bad for you because you always want to overdue and burn yourself and hardly have any time to sleep. I am very rigid with my time and sometimes it feels like my whole day is just getting numbered tasks one after the other.

    • Thank you! You just described my hubs. He is constantly go!go!go! so when he falls into bed, he conks out. He also has ADHD so that has a lot to do with it. lol

  • Great ideas. I am naturally a night owl so I have a hard time getting started in the morning.

  • My morning focus only needs 2-3 hours so after that everything else falls right into place.

  • I am definitely a morning person but find that motivation wanes after lunch. Great tips on keeping the motivation going!

    • Thank you. I am definitely NOT a morning, so I need all the help I can get!

  • Great suggestions. I am all about the music… love that but the drinking water part is tough for me. I am just not thirsty so hard to make myself drink. I am trying to get better but that has always been a struggle.

    • Thank you. I had a hard time with water as well but make sure to always have a cup near me at all times. I also have an Ozmo Smart Cup that alerts me when I haven’t had a sip in a while.

  • I’m getting better about starting my day with water. I love the idea to set a timer to remind me to take my vitamins! I’m putting that on my phone right now.

  • I am exactly like you!! These are great tips, I know a lot of reflection works great for me to help me get motivated more.

  • Great post – I can always use more motivation!!!

    I love that app you found – alarms are a great way to remind yourself to do something.

    Oh and I feel ya on the laundry… I hate forgetting that I put a load on and finding it all wet and stinky the next day…. and having to rewash it. It is a waste of water, detergent, and time!

  • Great post! I love this one and honestly need all of the help that I can get to get going in the AM. Great tips 🙂


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