Getting out of bed for you
Getting out of bed every morning is never easy. As the alarm sounds, you’d much rather hit the snooze button. Those warm sheets are way too comfortable to give up just like that. So you turn over and go back to sleep. At that moment, it seemed like the only thing to do.
What if instead, you decide that hitting the snooze button is not an option? What if you were to get up at that first alarm?
Mornings can be highly productive. Your brain is rested from the night and ready to get going again. Take advantage of that and do your most creative work in the morning. Save checking social media, emails and other mundane tasks for the afternoon.
Perhaps start the day off with morning pages. Putting words on paper can help clarify problems that need to be addressed. Or do something completely different. Whatever works for you. Just make sure that you get a good start on your day, because that can make a huge difference. If you get a good start and a good ending, you are much more likely to perceive it as a good day.
If you have a regular job that you’re not overly enthusiastic about, try getting up a bit earlier to start the day by doing something that you really want to be doing. Something that propels you in the direction you want to be heading. Whatever it is, invest some time every morning in your favorite project. In doing so, you are getting up for you, not for your work. You are putting yourself first, showing yourself that you are important.
Even if you don’t have a lot of time in the morning, even 20 minutes every day adds up. It might not be much, but it sure is better than nothing. Maybe it’ll also inspire you to carve out more time for yourself.
Take advantage of the compounding effect and get started today. Don’t wait for another day. Do it now.