Drink up: start your day with a cold glass of water. While helping to kickstart your metabolism for the day, you'll also have a refreshing feeling by starting your day with something healthy!
Sleeping better: getting a good night of sleep seems like the obvious one, even though it's usually easier said than done. My tips to help sleep better at night can help you get there!
Find the silver lining: every day has its ups and downs; but finding something in each day that you can look forward to and be excited for is definitely helpful in getting a motivational start to the day. Even if you have a busy day ahead, a long day at school or work or even a boss that you can't stand being around, there's likely something that will happen within the next 24 hours that you can look forward to! Whether it's starting the day with something that makes you happy or doing something in the afternoon/evening that you can look forward to throughout the day, I find this extremely helpful on days I have to head to campus for classes.
No more snoozing: while snoozing your alarm clock two (or three ...or ten) times gives you extra sleep in the morning, its actually only making it harder for you to get up when you really can't snooze any more. While relaxing in bed is nice on a day off or on the weekend if you can, on a day that you actually NEED to be up and productive for the day, snoozing is the worst option. Get up, get your day started and be happy that you're alive!
Get in your daily doses: see what I did there? ; ) along with drinking water in the morning, taking a vitamin supplement early in the day can help make you drag less throughout the day. I always have tried to take vitamins but never really got on a schedule and took them daily until recently. Maybe it's in my head, but I definitely see an improvement in my energy throughout the day! I've even been able to stay up later if need be without feeling like I'm going to fall asleep. While this isn't the fix for everything, it can make a big difference in your day.
Start with some inspiration: when you wake up, look for a quote that you love and that makes you happy. Whether this means looking one up or having one written down to look at in the morning, having some easy inspiration can help get your motivation level up and running! Here is a great list of quotes you can use to get you started!
Start with music: make a playlist of your absolute favorite songs. While I LOVE Adele's new song Hello, this obviously isn't a good one to help wake you up and motivate you for the day ahead. Pick a bunch of songs that pump you up and are upbeat that will help you get your day started. I always have music playing when I'm getting ready and it makes your morning more fun and definitely helps to motivate you to get going on your day.
Get things done: if you're anything like me, you likely create pretty lengthy to-do lists for each day. Whether these tasks are big, small or somewhere in between, the only way to truly feel satisfied with the day is by checking everything off that list by the time you get into bed at night. I find that if I get a couple of things done early in the day, the rest of my day tends to go better and I'm way more positive! Feeling the satisfaction of crossing things off your list is a really great feeling. So create a list and aim to cross a couple off by noon - I guarantee you'll see a difference in mood!