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How To Get Out Of Bed In The Morning

Getting out of bed is a vital part of starting your day right and setting yourself up to having the best day you can possibly have! If you get out of bed early, you automatically feel better because you feel like you are accomplishing more and grabbing opportunity. You will also feel more organised and prepared because you can enjoy a lovely morning routine without having to rush out the door if you have somewhere to be.

If you don't get out of bed at a reasonable time and lie in, you can end up feeling sluggish, lazy and unproductive. Not to say that a little lie in isn't nice sometimes, because if you need sleep, or if you went out the night before, then a lie in is amazing. But when you are just resisting getting out of bed out of laziness, you end up regretting it later because you know how much you could have accomplished if you had got out of bed at the correct time.

It's OK to have a lazy day now and then, maybe on the weekend or a day off, but don't make it a habit. A lazy day is usually for when you need to rest your body and mind, it's great to have a movie day sometimes, but it's not a routine that should go on everyday or you will end up feeling unproductive and experience symptoms similar to depression. We humans are bred to feel accomplished and like we are achieving something, it's in our nature. Our brains just try and keep us safe and comfortable, hence why you feel like your brain tells you to stay in bed in the mornings.

To give yourself the best chance of getting out of bed at an early time, you need to have a good nights sleep. The two come hand in hand. That means going to bed at a decent hour and reminding yourself the night before that if you don't get enough sleep you will end up sleeping over and feeling bad about it, especially if you have somewhere to be in the morning like a job or a meeting. You will end up rushing out of the door and having a bad start to the day, which can put you in a bad mood for the morning. Make sure to have your 8 hours of sleep every night.

Also, the night before, make sure you have clothes freshly washed and ready for the day ahead so you feel your best. There's nothing worse than running around the house in the morning trying to find clothes. It's just an extra hassle you don't need.

Another way to create the best chances of getting up on time is to try and go to bed at the same time every night. This puts your body in a routine and your body will begin to naturally feel tired at the same hour, and naturally wake up at the same hour. This will then allow you to naturally wake up for the day ahead.

When you are awake, it's OK to check your phone a little bit, we all do that. But make sure that you don't end up staying awake in bed and browsing through your phone for another hour or two. Make sure to get up out of bed after a little browse of your phone by reminding yourself you have lots to do and achieve that day, and you will feel better when you are productive rather than lazy.

The next step is to make yourself a nutritious healthy breakfast, a large glass of water and a coffee or tea if that's what you like to drink. Eating and drinking in the morning will help you wake up and give you the energy you need to seize the day ahead. Make sure you are eating as healthy as you possibly can because junk food can make you feel even more sluggish.

You should also have a shower and make yourself look nice and presentable. If you stay in your comfy clothes with messy hair you will automatically feel messy. If you prep yourself up a little bit, you will automatically feel better and ready to tackle the day ahead.

Make sure you have goals for the day ahead. If you are working on a project, make those tasks the first thing you do as you will be most productive in the morning. It will also start your day off right and you will feel accomplished. If you don't have any goals, you can easily create some. What have you wanted to do for a while? Or what could you see yourself doing if you could do anything in the world? Start small and write down some goals to help you get further to achieving them. You don't have to start big to achieve things.

But most of all, have passion for life. I have noticed that when I am excited for the day ahead, I automatically want to get out of bed, because what I am doing during the day is more fun than staying in bed.

Enjoy your day, wake up early and accomplish your goals.