7 Step Morning Routine For Motivation Boost

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Did you know that motivation is something you can easily switch on? How you spend your first hours in the morning will set the tone for the whole day.

Adopt this morning routine and you will never have a problem with motivation.

First let’s define motivation, it is the condition of being eager to act or work. It is so simple and yet we have such a problem with motivation, like it’s some special skill only accessible to rare people.

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So how do we find motivation, how do we become excited about work?

We need a right state of mind and body, a good morning routine that will send us ready and eager to tackle our business and do all we need to do that day.




Make a habit of waking up every morning at least 2 hours before leaving the house or starting to work. This will give you enough time for all morning rituals that will send a message to your mind that it is time to warm up the engines and get to work.

Morning should be time of mental and physical preparation for the day. Making a habit of early waking up will have a big impact on your productivity.

Another thing to consider is waking up at the same time every morning. That way you will allow your body to get in rhythm and do all the maintenance work in time before you wake up.

After a while you will notice that you are waking up well rested all by yourself, without the need of an alarm, at the same time every single morning.

If you wake up feeling agitated, irritated or anxious try this 3 minute meditation to relax and feel happy.




Light sends signals to your body that it’s morning and it’s time to wake up.

Light and darkness trigger the release of different hormones by the brain. Darkness increases production of melatonin. Melatonin, also called sleep hormone, is a natural relaxant that helps you fall asleep.

Whereas light and especially sunlight triggers production of serotonin. Serotonin brings about feelings of happiness, optimism and eagerness to act.

So turn on the lights if the sun is not up yet and start with your morning routine.




Drinking enough water must be part of your morning routine. After a whole night without water your body is dehydrated. And the most important thing in the morning should be to drink enough water to recover.

You feel bad in the morning?

These are the symptoms of mild dehydration:

  • dizziness
  • headache
  • tiredness
  • dry mouth, lips and eyes

Sounds familiar?  No wonder you lack motivation.

Make a habit of drinking 2-4 glasses of water first thing after getting out of bed and see how your body will improve.

If you really have difficulty drinking plain water, try making flavored detox water, it’s a tasty and healthy way of staying hydrated.




Light workout is a great habit to incorporate in your morning routine. During sleep your body doesn’t move much and it can feel heavy and numb. Short workout improves circulation, activates body and brain, boosts metabolism and releases endorphins(feel good hormones).

If you don’t have a habit of exercising do at least light stretches or 3 times 30 seconds running in place or jumping jacks. Anything to move that body little bit will do the trick. Or try one of these morning yoga sequences for energetic and productive day.

It is very important to warm up your body early in the morning and send fresh blood pumping. You will be amazed just how much your concentration will improve.




As much as it’s important to activate the body it is equally important to activate the brain.

Most of us have a habit of starting the day by reading and importing new information in the brain and that makes it (brain) a little bit lazy.

Instead of reading try writing your own thoughts. Make it a 15-minute morning routine. Write all your thoughts and feelings, write whatever is on your mind, good or bad, on a piece of paper. Point is to release your mind so it is unburdened.

And don’t worry what you will write or how it will look.

It doesn’t matter you can always throw away that paper anyway. Look at it this way, you are not writing a masterpiece, you are just cleansing your mind.

There are so many benefits of writing morning thoughts.

  • activates your brain
  • brings your thoughts in order
  • clears your mind
  • boosts motivation

It’s easier to focus on what is ahead of us when we let go of what is behind us.




You must fuel your body and mind for them to be in top form. Your habit must be to eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast every morning, no excuses.

Improvements you will feel and see will amaze you. You will have much more energy and your brain will work faster and be sharper.

If you need more convincing read why you should never skip breakfast.

Eggs are a great breakfast choice and here are some very tasty recipes that can be done in 15 minutes, perfect for quick healthy and filling breakfast. Or if you are more of a sweet type try these oat snacks full of healthy nutrients to give you energy for the day.




Find your morning positive thoughts and say them to yourself. Even if you don’t believe in the power of positive thoughts or affirmations, do them anyway, if nothing your confidence and mood will improve.

For example you can say  something like this:

˝I am intelligent, creative and competent person. Today I will do my best and it will be enough.˝

Have a habit of saying your sentences before you leave the house. Say them out loud, possibly in front of a mirror.

It will give you confidence to deal with hard tasks and remind you to cool down with perfectionism. No one is perfect and in my experience chasing perfection kills productivity.



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Blend this morning routine with your usual morning activities and feel your motivation increasing day after day.

And remember your future is created by what you do today not tomorrow.

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Which morning habits help you boost productivity?

30 thoughts on “7 Step Morning Routine For Motivation Boost

  1. Sherry, I drink 3 glasses that I leave on my nightstand when I go to bed. You actually get used to it and then your body craves it. Start with one and slowly increase. You will feel the difference.

    1. I will try 3 glasses of water! Because I always feel tired after waking up at 4am in the morning.

  2. Love this article…so positive and so many things I have heard before but I love your list. It makes it simple and easy to do and get off with a good start to my day. Going to implements some of these as some I am doing. Thanks for the info!!

  3. sounds nice imma try this out….very true, ‘your daily routine defines your future atleast upto 90%

  4. Nice tips for starting the day. If one is consistent with them they will sure produce results: motivate one on daily basis.
    Thanks for sharing

  5. 2 years back, i was struggling with lots of issues, both physical and mental. Then i started my morning routine, like morning walk, and some light exercise. I checked on my breakfast, lunch, and dinner to ensure i am eating healthy. And then with the passage of time, i began to change, now i have a fit body, a more alert mind, and now i am doing well in my career also.

  6. I found the tips really helpful. Will try to follow. But it is difficult to wake up two hours before I start my day. I wake up at 6-6:15. I start for office at 7:15 and start working at 8am.

  7. Drinking water when you wake up is important but 2 to 4 glasses seems very excessive. If I drank that much water right after getting up I’d waste the rest of my morning feeling overly full and running to the bathroom. I feel like one glass is enough.

    1. Sherry, I drink 3 glasses that I leave on my nightstand when I go to bed. You actually get used to it and then your body craves it. Start with one and slowly increase. You will feel the difference.

  8. I’ve started to try and get into the habit of drinking water right when I wake up and I think it’s helping to keep my feeling more balanced throughout the day which is a really nice benefit.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  9. Good reminders! It’s easy to let things go if tired or struggling with insomnia. People take their brain for granted and don’t realize it needs fuel, rest, H20, and exercise to work properly.

  10. /This is good, we are usually up early, but we spend it having coffee and doing devotions, a lot of waisted time in there. We will incorporate some of this in and see how it goes.

  11. Thanks for good 7 Step Morning Routine for Motivation. That’s uplifting after my man being proud of cheating me.

  12. The only thing that works for me is loving what I do. In this case loving my job. If I m not In love then I m not looking forward to get out of bed no matter which advice I follow!

  13. I like the ending quote. If we can just put one positive thought in our heads in the morning, it might change the whole outcome of our day.

  14. Wake up 2 hours before you leave. That is a good idea but what if I have to wake up at 5 or 5.30am at the morning ? Should I go to sleep earlier and wake up at around 3 or 3.30am ?

    1. I’d analyze why you need to be up so early . Commute or early hours ? I have both , but I try to incorporate these concepts anyway . Positive thought , warm up take moments, you should be eating breakfast anyway . Maybe a slight adjustment earlier would be offset by waking and hustling a little.

    2. It’s not about waking up two hours earlier, but trying to give yourself time for you in the morning instead of rushing. I have to wake up early as well, so I prepare everything the night before so I have more time for myself in the morning. I also do a 5-7 min breathing meditation as well as some stretching for 30 seconds in bed before getting out of bed. You try incorporating little adjustments like that to your routine. ?

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