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5 of 15 Ways To Stay Motivated Everyday (Part 2) - Today is THE DAY

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This is the second installment of our Stay Motivated Everyday Series here at Motivate Amaze Be GREAT. 

In the first part we talked about how Preparation is KEY on your quest to Stay Motivated Everyday, giving 5 tips for motivation where you have to prepare yourself.

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -  Maria Robinson

Now, we bring new 5 tips for motivation for you to take action because, Today is THE DAY. The special day you've been waiting and keep stuff for is here! For real...every day should be that special day in your mind. Not some day that never happens only in your imagination.

Taking action it's crucial in this phase but also some preparation will be involved. 


5 Ways To Stay Motivated Everyday


TODAY IS THE DAY


1 – Kick-Start Your day! Wake UP


"To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tip for Motivation: If you did the preparation phase, waking up will begin to be a "no challenge". In fact, you’ll jump out of bed full of energy when you became consistent with preparing. Because there’s a day you've planned to be lived according to your priorities, so there're results to be obtained, simply, you're driven!
Stay motivated everyday: Waking up!
"Nothing is better than waking up in the morning and being excited to go into work." - Caprice Bourret

Tip for Motivation: I remind you that the hour you wake up it’s your own business, but waking early should be taken under consideration. Just for the simple fact that you should give yourself time to do your first activity of the day and of course do your daily hygienic tasks. 
Managing time will be crucial if you want to get the best out of you day.
Please eat something, you don't need to rush into the kitchen, but some people simply don't eat nothing, until they get to work, and they wonder why there's a lack of motivation in their system. Nutrition it's crucial to your mental well-being, please eat, and don't eat junk, have a nutritional breakfast. 

2 - First Activity Of The Day


“I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.”  - Marsha Doble 

Tip for Motivation: By no means your first activity should be going straight to work and stay there for the rest of the day. This is a must, I know some will excuse themselves with lack of time, but that’s why it’s so fundamental to prepare for it the day after. Of course, we all have our priorities that’s why knowing what you want to be obtained in the different areas of your life it’s ahead of the rest. 
Stay motivated everyday: Exercise
It's important that you move your body. Everybody is different, so for some, going early to the gym could be it, for others running or walking will do it, and, for some, other crowd meditation and indoor activities that engage your body and mind will do the trick. Reading and writing for instances could be one of those. The important thing here is that you do some activity that you like and that's engaging for body and mind. 

"When you run in the morning, you gain time. It's like stretching 24 hours into 25. You may need less sleep and get up earlier, but if you can get by that, running early seems to expand the day." -Fred Lebow (NY City marathon founder)

Tip for Motivation: You can use additional support in this activity by listen to some inspirational music in a portable device (10 OST songs that will inspire you ), or motivational speakers on mp3, watching motivational videos or movies if you're at home exercising, reading what you've wrote yesterday or simply enchanting your thoughs and decisions in your mind.  

3 - Your Body And Mind As One

Stay motivated everyday: body and mind as one
"To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." - Buddha

Tip for Motivation: Don't just move your body in the first activity of the day, think about what your day will be like. Think about how you could be a source of good, even if nothing but negativity surrounds you, you are what you are independently from what happens. It’s up to you to make choices on what and how to feel. Reflect and ponder on what you have prepared the day before, the more you prepare it the better it will be. Sometimes we tend to dramatize situations because we simply just don't want to look at it, but once you look it a few times the monster begins to shrink, and the fear turns into self-confidence almost magically.  


4 – Feel Fresh With A Bath 


"Existentialism means that no one else can take a bath for you."- Delmore Schwartz

Tip for Motivation: If you didn't already take a bath/shower go on and refresh yourself. Some people just do this in their morning routine and feel great. Imagine if you could ad other things to it before, and then take a bath, major!! 
Stay motivated everyday: fresh bath

Some people sing in the bath, some meditate, some put music and the volume up, whatever activates you mentally will do.

Enjoy the feeling in your body once again thing about your day, we had a preparation phase, but preparation never ends, that's why constant remembering and thinking will get you more motivated than anything else.

Dress the way you like and feel good, smell the way you like and feel good, have in mind what type of situations you may face in the day too. Once again don't keep clothes in the closet and perfumes in the drawers for that special day...the special day is TODAY.

5 – Second Activity Of The Day


"If I complain about a traffic jam, I have no one to blame but myself." Steve Wynn

Tip for Motivation: This it's not about work yet! But it's the way to get there. 
Stay motivated everyday: "If I complain about a traffic jam, I have no one to blame but myself." Steve WynnDriving to work, if you know traffic jams are coming, please go early. If you have to and if you can, do all your morning activities near work. For instances if your first morning activity is going to the gym and you have this traffic problem going into work, maybe it’s a good idea if you look for a gym near work, and ad all together. Do your morning activities outside of your house all at the same place.

Taking kids to school, if you have kids, and of course we can't ignore this (this one of the major excuses for lacking time in the morning), please schedule wisely your morning activities. Don't forget that in the priorities you've established family it's one of them. Be creative about it, do the morning activities with your mate and kid, or go to school first and then gym or walking, gym or walk first kid latter, come on! You are resourceful you can manage anything if you want to!

“The key to time management - to see the value of every moment.” - Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Tip for Motivation: Whatever your second activity is don't just be a time freak about it, also, use your time wisely if your driving: put on some motivational cd or music. If you have company have a productive conversation with your peers, you can laugh of course and be funny, but keep your motivational flame alive. 


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