Simple Steps: The cure for sleepy heads

Getting out of bed in the morning is a hard task, but these tips will help

Have you ever felt unmotivated to get out of bed? Are you a person that presses the snooze button ten times just because you don’t want to to start your day? Do you want to become a morning person or are you tired of waking up late? Most of us wake up not wanting to take on the day because there may be some challenges throughout it. We stay in our safe place, lying in bed where there aren’t any problems. I have used some great tips that I will share that can help overcome your challenge.

One of the main reasons we don’t want to get out of bed is because we are tired. A quick and obvious solution is to go to bed early! Instead of staying up late, going to bed at a good time will help you feel rejuvenated in the morning. If you find yourself unable to fall asleep, one idea is to do some physical activities. This can help you burn off any energy you have. Another idea is to keep to a consistent schedule. Waking up at different times every morning can make it hard for yourself. If you set a regular time to go to bed, and wake up every morning our brain gets used to the routine and programs your body.

If you are going through depression or have a mental illness, these tasks may seem harder for you. Everyday tasks turn into dreadful chores. If you feel this way, try and break everything down. Take it step by step. Start with something easy, like turning on the water for your shower. If you like music a great tip is to play music in the shower. I know that nothing seems this simple while you are going through a hard time. If you are suffering from depression, the article, “How to get out of bed if you feel depressed” on the website Everyday Health suggests that you bribe yourself. Sometimes we need a better push to get out of bed, and a bribe such as “reminding yourself how much you like coffee” should benefit you.

Getting out of bed in the morning is a hard task, but by sticking to a schedule and breaking down your morning into steps, it should help. Alarms don’t work for everyone, so switch it to your favourite song to jam out in the morning. Setting your alarm to music is a very good his can make your mornings fun, instead of hearing the dreadful alarm. I believe that you can overcome this problem of staying in bed!  Remember that hard work pays off, and the effort you put into it will benefit you in return. Do not quit on yourself if these tips don’t work the first couple tries. You are stronger  than you think you are, don’t give up.

Simple Steps is an advice column focusing on motivation, written by Bear. Need some advice? Ask Bear by emailing Your identity will always be kept confidential.


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