When we wake up, there are a few sleepy moments in which our dreams still seem real – and everything we imagined seems possible. Then we rise, shower and start our day, and these moments escape us.
But as Walt Disney once said – if you can dream it, you can do it. Here are a few simple ways to re-motivate yourself and bring your dreams to reality:
1. Wake Up Earlier
Leave bed each morning with the idea of making the day your own. Being proactive and waking up just a bit earlier is one of many small changes you can make to your routine to help you start living for your own purposes and not someone else’s.
2. Get Your Body Moving
Move the body and the mind will follow. An early morning walk or swim can liven up your muscles (and your brain too), and practices like yoga and tai chi strengthen focus and insight… which helps you determine exactly what it is you want to accomplish each day.
3. Use Spiritual Resources
Whether you meditate already or not, you can try to incorporate this practice into your early morning routine to deepen your knowledge of your strengths and opportunities for growth. And mantras and prayers can help you visualize and reinforce your direction to become who you dream of being.
4. Do the Opposite
Take your normal patterns and break them up. Especially on weekends, you can change schedules to create more time for working on the things you really care about. For example if you usually wait until later in the day to be creative, you might try practicing your craft first thing in the AM to give a sense of urgency to your goals.
5. Track Your Dreams
You don’t have to make a goals sheet or an elaborate achievements calendar to track your progress. A simple blank notebook can help. Write one word each day you wake up (optimistic, hopeful, challenged, etc.) to get your mind on the right track.
Remember that a major factor in achieving your dreams is getting enough sleep and enough nutrition. Leave your bed every morning with the intent to live you best life and remember that dreams are built one day at a time.