5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

I’m an early riser. I don’t remember if I’ve always been that way – definitely over the past 3 years or so though. But I don’t ever find it easy to get up (I don’t believe anyone does really). It seemed up until recently that it was still a monumental effort every single morning to drag myself out of the warmth of my bed and into the business of the day. Waking up wasn’t necessarily the problem. It was actually making myself get up and out of bed.

But I’ve discovered a method that’s working for me so far. It’s incredibly simple. Maybe my simple mind needs a simple method.

Just count backwards from 5. Once you start that countdown, you can’t stop it. When you get to 0, spring out of bed. Forcibly tear the covers off yourself and make sure your feet hit the floor. Stand up and move away from your bed. That nice, fuzzy warm feeling dissipates instantly and you can get on with whatever you need to do.

The trick comes in doing it a couple of days in a row. Once you make the decision to start that countdown, there’s no way you’re not getting up. Because you know that if you get to 0 and don’t go once, it’ll never work again.

Give it a go and see if it works for you.


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