Finding the Motivation to Get Out of Bed

‘Attitude is everything’

Motivating yourself is hard.

There’s no other way to say it. Motivation in the age of extreme comfort is difficult to find and even more difficult to keep finding. That’s why the world deals so much with obesity, type 2 diabetes, business failures, scholastic failures, and other misfortunes. I’m not going to pretend like I have all of the answers, but I might have some tips to get you started on whatever success journey you want to be on.

Put Your Alarm Clock on the Other Side of Your Room

This is the first on the list because everyone’s day has to begin with getting out of bed. But getting out of bed can be difficult if your alarm clock goes off and you can just hit snooze and go back to sleep. The whole purpose of an alarm clock is to wake you up, yet I bet if you took a straw poll, about 90% of alarm setters actually set several alarms because they know that they’re going to turn it off and go back to sleep. What this strategy does is it makes you actually get out of bed to turn your alarm off. The key here is to set one alarm and not only be woken up by said alarm, but also to get out of bed when it goes off.

Speaking from personal experience, this strategy works beautifully at getting me out of bed and ready for the day. It’s not sunshine and rainbows when you get up, as you’re still pretty groggy, but after a while, these feelings stop being a problem, and you’re just ready for your day.

Make Your Bed

I know what you’re thinking, and no, my mother did not write this bit. Making your bed in the morning is actually a very good way to get on with your day with confidence. This is because you are accomplishing something when you wake up, or achieving your first goal for the day. It also builds discipline within the person doing it and makes it easier to get into a routine. There’s a reason why the military teaches its recruits to always make their beds when they wake up.

Attitude is Everything

The title here says it all. Attitude makes a huge difference in how you view your day, and it all stems from how you feel when you wake up. If your attitude isn’t great from start to finish, you’re probably not going to have the best day, but if it is, you can truly do whatever it is you want to do. Just think about doing something with a poor attitude; you’re not exactly going to be excited about achieving anything, much less actually seeing the task through. It’s like going to the gym with a poor attitude. Your attitude is going to affect your stamina, your energy, and obviously your state of mind. So a bad attitude can ruin an entire gym session, and if you try to work through it, you’ll feel like you’re running in quicksand. If you are in a good or great state of mind and go to the gym, you are set to have a great workout. You’ll feel great and you may even have a little fun.

The truth is that attitude determines how good or bad an experience is going to be, so have the best attitude that you can have because you’ll never get that experience back.

You Have an Edge on the Rest of the World; Utilize It

Getting up early or just simply getting out of bed ready to start the day is already a good way to get ahead of the world. There are a lot of people who wake up at the same time every day with the same poor attitude, and this can be for a magnitude of reasons. One of these reasons is that life isn’t going so great for them, so they don’t feel like they have the willpower to be enthusiastic about going forward. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that this attitude is only going to make things worse. Building on the last point, a good attitude will always outperform a poor attitude, whether it be at the gym, the workplace, or what have you.

The edge that you have on the world is that you have a good attitude when you wake up in the morning (I know, it’s hard sometimes), and you utilize that good attitude to essentially keep the good vibes going. You perform well at the gym, at work, and in your personal life, and eventually, you’ll be able to see the results of your great outlook on life. Keep these ideas in mind the next time you can’t get out of bed; the decision you make to either stay asleep or get up and win the day can either greatly hurt you or greatly benefit you in the future.