6 Helpful Tips for Staying Motivated in the Winter

Do you struggle to motivate yourself in the winter? Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button too many times? Wanting to snuggle up on the couch instead of working out? And finding ANY excuse not to go outside?

It can be hard to motivate yourself in the winter. The days are shorter and darker, and the nights are colder and longer.

So what can we do to motivate ourselves to get moving in the cold winter? Whether that’s moving outside or exercising inside, there are always ways to motivate ourselves!

Living in a van without heat in the winter has taught me many valuable lessons. One of the most important lessons has been how to not only survive in winter, but how to THRIVE in it.

van life in the winter

These are some of the tips I’ve found helpful these last few years.

10 HELPFUL TIPS FOR STAYING MOTIVATED IN THE WINTER

  1. Set an alarm & don’t hit snooze. Even if you feel like you neeeeeed that extra 5 minutes, or if you feel like it’s too cold to get out of bed, do it anyway. Don’t make excuses. Get up at the sound of your alarm. Something that helped me with this was changing my alarm sound. Instead of the classing boring alarm, change it to a song that will hype you up! Get yourself excited to get up!
how to stay motivated in the winter

I hope these were some helpful tips when it comes to staying motivated in the winter! I’ve learned the more I embrace the winter, the more I love the winter.

What tips do you use to keep yourself motivated?! I’d love to hear and learn other helpful tricks from other people!

exploring with my dog in the winter in the mountains.

Originally published at https://jessithedreamer.com on February 5, 2021.

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Name is Jess, 20 something. A dreamer. A doer. A business owner. A dog hiker. A fur baby mom. A traveler. An athlete. An aspiring photographer and writer.

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Jessi the Dreamer

Name is Jess, 20 something. A dreamer. A doer. A business owner. A dog hiker. A fur baby mom. A traveler. An athlete. An aspiring photographer and writer.