How to Keep Yourself Motivated

As a business owner staying motivated is easier said than done, but it’s without a doubt essential for the success of your business.

By: Tatiana Cortes

Staying motivated not only will help you fuel your own fire but will do so to those who work with you. Staying motivated can be a challenge – As an entrepreneur you can easily get consumed with the responsibilities and to-do lists, but you need to find the time and be dedicated to keep up your motivation.

Here are some tips to keep yourself motivated:

Take Advantage of the Morning

Each morning, we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha.

Studies have shown that the first few hours after waking up are the most productive for our brains. So, put your phone down and stop scrolling through social media and take advantage of your re-energized brain power. Meditation, exercise, healthy breakfast and tackling your tasks early will help you keep motivated knowing you’ve had a productive morning.

Get a Good Night Sleep

In order to take advantage of that morning boost, a good night’s sleep is necessary. Researches agree that eight hours of sleep is ideal. Not getting enough sleep can affect your mood, your focus and your overall health. It’s difficult to stay motivated on growing your business and reaching your goals as an entrepreneur when you’re feeling tired.

Establish a Routine

"Quality is not an act, but a habit." – Aristotle.

After a good night sleep and a productive morning, you are creating a pattern and is called – routine! A solid routine will make all the difference when it comes to your success as an entrepreneur. A routine that includes a healthy diet, exercise, a strategy on starting and ending your workday, carving out time for relaxation and reflection -- is crucial.

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