Getting out of bed in the morning can be seriously tough. When it’s 6 a.m. and it’s still dark outside and all you want to do is snuggle under your covers and nap until noon, dragging yourself out of bed can feel like a truly herculean task.
There’s no shame or blame in the struggle. If you’re the type of person that hits the snooze button and needs an extra large double shot of espresso just to get your day started, we get it.
That’s why we’ve put together this compilation of 10 morning motivation quotes to help you start your day the right way.
But first, let’s look at why it can be so difficult to wake up early.
Why Is Getting Up In The Morning So Difficult?
Some people seem to have a gift for waking early. These early morning larks can rise with the sun feeling vibrant, energetic, and alert.
So, why is it so difficult for some of us to haul ourselves out of bed?
Well, it might have something to do with your circadian rhythm: the 24-hour physiological cycle linked to brain wave activity, hormones, wakefulness and sleep.
If you’re having serious trouble waking up in the morning, your circadian rhythm could be out of whack.
One of the best ways to get yourself on track is by setting a strict wake up time — yes, even on the weekends. The more consistent you are with your sleep schedule, the better equipped your body will be to adjust.
You can even try supplementing with melatonin: the hormone created by the pineal gland that initiates the sleep cycle in our bodies.
Melatonin can be a great tool to help get your sleep cycle back on track. But melatonin has been proven to lose its efficacy in the long term, so try not to become too reliant on it.
These tricks could help you become better at waking up in the morning, but it will take some practice and application. As Jim Kwik, Author of Mindvalley’s Superbrain Program, says: “Learning is not a spectator sport.”
10 Morning Motivation Quotes To Kick Start Your Day
You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
— John C. Maxwell
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
The truth is we have great abilities inside of us. If you could learn anything in the world, what would it be?
— Jim Kwik
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
— Marcus Aurelius
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
— Henry David Thoreau
Presence is essential for your health. Close your eyes and breathe. You are here.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
— George Eliot
The only thing you can really change is your mind, yet that can change everything.
Someday is not a day of the week.
— Denise Brennan-Nelson
It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.
— Henry James
So, which of these morning motivation quotes was your favorite? Share in the comments below!