5 keys to starting every day motivated

Alright ladies and gents. Lets have some real talk. How can we make today, tomorrow, and the day after that really count?

  1. Purpose

    If you get one thing out of this post Get This. Without purpose, why are you getting up in the morning? What is your incentive to work hard? Why do good deeds? Why try to develop yourself? Being in PT school has tested my ability to rely on my purpose to continue the “daily grind” and stay motivated to be a good steward of the opportunities that I have been given. For example: Ephesians 4:14 explains the importance of having purpose in Christ and how when you don’t you are “tossed by the waves” of life without a specific heading for the course of your life. I encourage you to ask yourself, where am I going today? why am I doing it?

    When I am cognizant of this reality all of the sudden it isn’t so hard to get up in the morning, my day is filled with opportunity instead of obligation, and I am able to address those around me with optimism.


  2. Wake up Grateful

    Part of being content with where you are is looking back on your life and realizing all that you have to be grateful for. Find a time in your morning: brushing your teeth, taking a shower, or making breakfast and come up with 5 reasons why you are grateful for the position that you are in. Trust me, it will re-align your day.


  3. Sleep

    It seems like know that we need to get more sleep, but how does that vary with age?

    Age group Recommended amount of sleep
    Newborns 14 to 17 hours a day
    12 months About 10 hours at night, plus 4 hours of naps
    2 years About 11 to 12 hours at night, plus a 1- to 2-hour afternoon nap
    3 to 5 years 10 to 13 hours
    6 to 13 years 9 to 11 hours
    14 to 17 years 8 to 10 hours
    Adults 7 to 9 hours

  4. Get Fed

    I’ll talk about real food in the next point, but I am talking what you are feeding yourself that makes you strive to be better than you were yesterday. There are so many resources for bible studies, devotionals, and motivational content available that can help you get the most out of your day.

    My Top 3 Resources:

    The YouVersion App. So many Bible Study plans and great devotional content

    Eric Thomas – Motivational content (This guy can get you fired up to do laundry)

    Personal Development Books Check out these two below (Affiliate Links). Contact me for more ideas!

  5. Literally get Fed

Based on the 2,000 calories/day recommended diet your breakfast should include approximately 500 calories. Good examples of breakfast foods include: Oatmeal, fruit, eggs, and healthier cereals. Check out MyPlate for more resources. If you have further questions above recommendations consult you local dietitian.


References:

Foundation M, Education M, Research. Adult health how many hours of sleep are enough for good health? Mayoclinic. April 2016. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/how-many-hours-of-sleep-are-enough/faq-20057898. Accessed January 14, 2017.

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