How to Find the Motivation to Get Out of Bed in the Morning
Top tips for helping you to wake up early and start your day in a bright and positive way.
Getting out of bed in the morning can be a real challenge for many people.
This can especially be the case if you have trouble sleeping or if you have a job to go to that you don't enjoy.
Inevitably, we all experience issues getting out of bed in the morning at some point in our lives — but fortunately, there are some practical things you can do to keep on top of this.
Read on to discover my tried-and-tested tips to help you get out of bed in the morning and to start your day in a bright and positive way.
Make Sure You Get Enough Sleep
If you're not well-rested, you'll find it hard to get out of bed in the morning.
To help ensure you get a good night's rest, make sure that your bedroom is dark and quiet so that you can sleep comfortably.
I suggest you turn off your cell phone before you sleep, and also drink a glass of water to ensure you stay hydrated throughout the night.
To help you fall asleep, try listening to a podcast or reading a chapter of a book.
Organize Your Sleep and Waking Routines
If you know what times you need to wake up and go to bed, it will be easier to get into a routine. This will help you to get out of bed on time and to stick to your schedule.
One thing that you may not have thought about in relation to sleeping and waking is the state of your bedroom...
If your bedroom is messy or there are clothes all over the floor, it will make getting out of bed in the morning more difficult. That's because you'll feel lazy and disorganized.
Fortunately, there is a quick fix for this:
Get rid of all the clutter in your room and make sure that everything is put away neatly so that you can find everything quickly when you start your day.
"A tidy home equals a tidy mind!"
Take Time for Yourself Each Morning
Before getting out of bed, take a few minutes to relax and to gradually wake up.
This will help you to start your day in a positive frame of mind. And without the need to rush, you'll naturally feel less stressed too.
You may also want to consider morning meditation. Many people find this helps them start their day with poise, calmness and confidence.
Set Bite-Sized Goals for Yourself Each Day
When you wake up, set small goals for yourself – such as eating a healthy breakfast or aiming to arrive at work early — and then focus on achieving those goals without feeling overwhelmed by them. This way, even if things don't go according to plan during your day, at least you will have tried your best.
Bite-sized goals will help you stay focused and motivated throughout the day. And of course, small goals can also be components of large goals — such as creating your own business or getting promoted at work.
Physical Steps to Wake Yourself Up
Your morning motivation levels can quickly and easily be boosted by taking the following physical actions:
1. Drink a glass of water before getting out of bed. This will rehydrate your body, making you feel instantly fresher.
2. Take a cool shower. While a hot shower might feel comforting, a cool shower is better for waking yourself up.
3. Eat a healthy breakfast. Nothing too heavy, instead go for nuts, power smoothies and fresh fruit.
4. Exercise outside if possible. Whether you go for a walk, run or bike ride, getting outside in the light and fresh air will help wake you up and energize you.
"Personally, fresh air and exercise help me stay healthy and make me feel great!" — Charlotte Casiraghi
Find Something to Look Forward To
I recall speaking with a friend a few years ago who was diagnosed with depression. One of the key things his therapist told him was to always have something to look forward to.
Let me be clear:
You don't have to be suffering from depression to benefit from this wise piece of advice.
To help you get out of bed in a morning, make sure you have something to look forward to. This could be a presentation at work that you've been working on, lunch with friends, or even the latest Netflix show you'd like to binge on!
Having something to look forward to every day, week, month and year — really does make a tremendous difference. As well as naturally boosting your motivation, you'll also see positive benefits to your wellbeing.
Start Your Day Bright and Early
I created The Morning Edge to help promote the many benefits of waking up early.
If you haven't already, please read my full blog on this topic, where you'll discover how starting your day early can supercharge your productivity, reduce your stress, and even save you money!
Wake Up and Win the Day
If you want to be the best you can be — then start by waking up early in the morning.
You can do this by following my suggested tips, which will help you sleep better and feel more motivated in the morning.
Please don't just read the tips and take no action. If you want to make a positive change in life, then you must create new sleeping and waking habits.
This habit building might take a month or so to become a routine, but once it does, it will serve you well for the rest of your life.
Happy sleeping, happy waking!
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