7 Ways to get your a** in gear and get motivated!

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Do you ever go to bed thinking ” tomorrow I’m going to accomplish x, y and z?”, but then come morning you’re just not motivated to get stuff done?

I know it happens to me sometimes. So what do you do when you feel like this? Do you stay in bed and do nothing? Or you force yourself to get up but put in minimal effort? Do you take a self care day?.

So how do you get over the urge to hide in your pillow fort all day? One word……. motivation. How do I become motivated when I just don’t want to do anything, you ask? Good question!. This post will give you a couple suggestions on how to go from hiding in your pillow fort to getting stuff done.

Of course you have the daily tasks you have to get done, the drab stuff you do every day. * to see some examples of the “boring” self care we pretty much do daily check out this post*

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What am I talking about when I say get motivated?

Well for one thing, you – A) have to get out of bed (or your pillow fort, no judgments). B) actually get stuff done. Yes, I know. A different post and I am yet again a buzzkill. …… This seems to be becoming a habit. Haha.

Okay, let’s get this started!

  1. When you get up make your bed. This one sounds like a no-brainer but it actually works. You are less likely to crawl back into bed if you’ve already made it.
  2. Get clean. Have a shower, wash your hair and face. (my favorite face care products are from Dermalogica)
  3. Get dressed. I don’t care what anyone says. Pajamas are not day clothes (unless you are sick). So put on actual clothes. I’m talking an outfit here. When you look better you feel better and in turn, are more motivated.
  4. Eat breakfast. I understand if you don’t want to have eggs and toast or something fancy. I’m not really a breakfast person either. You have to eat something. Even its it’s just a small thing of yogurt with a couple blueberries and a cup of tea. I shall tell you why. A) you don’t want your sugars to drop. B) your body needs energy. Being hangry is not very cute.
  5. Open your curtains or blinds. I’m talking actual sunlight here my peeps. Vitamin d grade stuff.
  6. Make a list. Know what you want to accomplish and write it down. This way you can see what you have to do throughout the day. Whether that be writing some blog posts, baking 6 dozen cookies, or juggling play dates, baby and me classes and trying to fit in a on the run coffee.
  7. Prioritize. You don’t want to overwhelm your self with 100 things to do in one day, take a breath and accomplish what NEEDS to be done first. If you don’t finish everything you wanted to don’t panic, there are plenty of days left.

What do I do after I’ve done everything?

Well first off, congratulations! That means you had a productive day. Treat your body and soul to some relaxation. Light a candle, open a book, listen to some music. Whatever makes you feel relaxed. If you’re a more energetic person that could mean going for a run. For lighter intensity yoga is really great.

If you still feel motivated you could write down what you need to do the next day or for the week.

What are some ways you help yourself get motivated? Let me know in the comments down below. If you enjoy my content don’t forget to subscribe to this blog so we can keep in contact <3

Till next time,

Tanya xoxo

83 thoughts on “7 Ways to get your a** in gear and get motivated!”

  1. Great stuff here. I definitely see the difference to my day if I start off like this. It’s so tempting to stay in bed or in PJs but I try challenge myself to get out the bedroom and put on something – even if it’s comfy – to make the beginning of the day. I find once you get going everything else starts to fall into place

  2. Having a routine is really important, since it means less thought is required to do something or not. My to do list also serves as a source of motivation – I like being able to cross things off the list.

  3. Great list! I always make my bed as soon as I get out of it – it prevents me wanting to jump straight back into it!!
    Also, getting a dog has been a great motivator for me. I have to get washed & dressed to take her for a walk, which gives me more energy than staying home in my pjs 🙂

    1. That’s great! It’s the same way with out cat. If she doesn’t get her wet food by 6am she all up in your face.

    1. Me too Kate. Even something small like making the bed makes me feel accomplished. Lol, is that sad?

    1. I know! Ive had days where I didn’t make my bed (then ended up back in it), didn’t get dressed in actual clothes and sat on my butt all day. Lol. So #fail. Haha

  4. Haha! I’m usually in my pjs all day, unless I know I’m going out. I’ll definitely attempt to get dress from now on. Im currently getting into the hang of making list to help organize my life. As for prioritizing, I have a tendency to try to do everything all in one day.

    1. You’re not alone Monique, lol, I know of loads of people who have “nighttime” pjs and “daytime” pjs. 😉

  5. One of my greatest learnings from the past 18 months has been how most of our “movement” and motivation lies within the gut. It’s not about “mindset” or “passion”… but about a deeper drive.

    So, when I am not feeling motivated, I go into my belly – what’s keeping me stuck? Sometimes it’s really simple.

  6. This is something I need to start doing on weekends so I am more motivated to get up and not just lazily stay in bed and work there all day! I’m much better sitting at the table and working haha – i love this post! thanks for sharing

  7. These are great! I really struggle to get motivated at the weekends, after a long ass week at work I just want to stay in bed all day! I definitely find forcing myself to get up, showered and dressed is key, otherwise I’m a sucker for wearing my pyjamas all day haha 😅

  8. I wouldn’t be anywhere without making daily list about life!! Love this post was such a great read! Can’t wait too read more.

  9. I love the take a shower, get clean, get dressed. So easy to stay in pjs but not as useable.

  10. Great reminders!! I try to do most of those every day!! I do have to confess that somedays changing from pjs is kinda hard.

  11. These are good ideas! Until you’re stuck in a depression spiral and haven’t got any clean clothes to wash lmao. I’m so, so bad at routines.

    1. Lol, self care for bad mental health days is another post I’m working on lo. I find it helpful to make lists but I’m a very task oriented person

  12. Having a proper morning routine helps a lot! I generally leave checking my phone texts until I’m already in commute to college/work in the mornings and it helps so much.

  13. I definitely have to have some sort of plan – chose the one thing that is going to be my main job for the day and work everything around that. Seems to be working at the moment, then if I get that done, I’ll highlight something else as a priority. Great tips here – everyone has different things that work for them.

    1. I know Anna, it’s something I sometimes struggle with as well. That’s why I do posts like this. They help motivate me as well 🙂

  14. These are all great ideas! I always get up and make my bed and make a list of things I need to do, there is nothing better than getting to the end of the day and everything is ticked off your to-do list.

  15. Great advice here. I am a big believer in a good morning, If I get up the first time my alarm goes off I am suddenly tackling the day from the minute my feet hit the ground.

    I will admit though that today, I have been shopping, come home and had a shower and put clean PJ’s on and don’t plan on doing anything other than blogging.

    Some days it is OK to be motivated by nothing 🙂


    1. And that’s perfectly fine. It’s also perfectly acceptable to have “do nothing” days 🙂

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