For me, waking up early means setting my alarm for 5:45am. However, I don’t always wake up at this time. Sometimes I hit that snooze button more times than I can count.
But, when I do manage to get out of bed, it’s wonderful. Living in the big city can be over stimulating at times, but when I’m up that early, it’s like the whole city is asleep except for me. That sense of calm and peace is worth the early rise in itself.
But, what I love most, is getting an early start to my day, while feeling refreshed, and being productive. And it’s the time of day where my creative juices are flowing.
(I don’t think I’ve ever regretted starting my day before 6am!!!)
My best days are the days I’m up early.
I’m not a pro at the whole rise and shine thing, but I definitely know what works for me when staying in bed seems too tempting. I’ve had other people ask me, how they too can become a “morning person.” So I thought I’d share my TIPS…
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with gratitude and much love,
What’s up guys? This video is for all you snoozers out there.”
“Ya snooze, ya lose folks!”
You’re so insightful, ya know that.”
First, let’s all take a moment of silence for the fact that I’m wearing a sweater today!! Ahhh it’s finally Fall here
I know for me, the absolute best days are the ones where I wake up super early, refreshed, excited for the day and productive! When I can check in with myself at night and answer the question: Did I make the best of my day today? With a Hellaaa yea you did girl, I go to bed happy.
But this is not always easy. Getting too little sleep or even getting too much sleep (guilty as charged) can leave you feeling super groggy throughout the day. Or sometimes a weekend of reckless, mindless behavior…
will leave you feeling like a zombie. I’m not 19 anymore guys.
Ahhh to be young again.
Regardless, whatever your reasoning is, here are some tips to help you get out of bed in the morning:
First and foremost
Check in with your body.
Rule out an underlying medical condition. If you’re gut is telling you it’s something more serious, listen to it and schedule an appointment with your doctor.
Or it may just that your body needs the sleep. Sometimes it’s doing you more harm than good to set an alarm and continuously hitting snooze. Try choosing a day or two where you set no alarm and let your body rest until it wants to get up!
Quick Action Steps
Place your alarm clock (aka phone) across the room. It’s much easier to roll over in bed, press the snooze button and go right back to sleep. I have been guilty of snoozing for an hour and a half- no judgment please. Placing it across the room forces you to get your ass out of bed and walk! Easy step and it works!! Shaina certified
Open up all your blinds. to let some sunlight in as soon as you wake, or fall asleep to them open so that the sunlight helps wake you up.
Stretch. It’s pretty self-explanatory.
Make your bed as soon as you get up. I do this anyway, but for all of you that don’t, it’s less tempting to crawl back into bed once you’re actually on your feet.
Other (Bigger) Steps
(I had a hard time labeling this category, bare with me)
Pinpoint the thinking that’s preventing you from getting out of bed (in the first place). Because all of our action is driven from our thoughts, there’s something going on up there that’s stopping you from getting up. For example, maybe your first thought is “I don’t really have to be up this early.” “I’d rather be in bed then get up right now.” Or it can be as simple as “I’m too tired to get up.” (add thought bubbles to me in bed).
Right? All of these will have you hitting snooze over and over. What are you telling yourself?? Do you still want to let that thought run your entire morning show? The answer is NO to that question.
Remember how good it feels to be up early. This is how I get out of bed. When all those thoughts like “Ahhhh no I’m too comfortable” pop up and make me want to stay put, I simply remind myself of previous days that I’ve woken up and how GOOD it felt to be up and to get my day started!! It works like a charm.
Make a mental note or write down what’s exciting about your day. When I know that I’ll be editing or filming or writing, I jump out of bed. Remind yourself of the things you’ll be doing that day that you love! And if you aren’t doing things you love well, that’s a whole other conversation.
If I may be blunt for a second, if your job sucks, and that’s what you’re waking up to, maybe a stop at dunkin donuts is the highlight of your day and the pep in your step that’s needed to get out of bed. And then you may want to start working on the whole job thing, call me: 555-
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Hi there! I'm Shaina Leis- founder of this inspirational space :) I'm a Certified Life Coach with a passion for helping young adults better themselves and their lives. In this blog, you'll find general advice, career guidance and so much more. Have fun!