Wednesday, August 15, 2012

7 Ways To "Get-Up-And-Go" In The Mornings

It’s morning! Rise and shine! Or in my case, Rise and "glow" ever-so-dimly. That's about all you get.  Are you like me? Do you have a problem just hearing that alarm and getting up? Heaven, help us! I don’t do mornings very well at all. So, here are a few things I have found that have helped me to hop to it when morning comes!


Sure, go ahead and set an alarm right beside you, where snooze is close by, but if you really need to get up, set another, more annoying alarm (in my case, the irritating "duck call" ring tone) in the next room, or at lease across the room where you must get out of bed to turn it off. That’s sure to get you up – as long as you don’t dive back in the bed!


I don’t know what it is with us adults, but for some reason, we think that because we’re all grown up now, that bedtime doesn’t matter anymore. This is my nightly struggle! It's my only ALONE time, to do what I want and not have to listen to the demands of little people. However, if you have to get up at 6 A.M. it isn’t wise to be awake at 1 and 2 in the morning! Go to bed!


If you haven’t fallen in love already, it is a good idea to start dating Mr. Coffee! I hate black coffee and because of that, I’ve stayed away from coffee for years. Lately, I’ve discovered the deliciousness of International Delight creamers that come in a variety of awesome flavors! I have fallen in love the Chocolate Caramel, and my favorite, Caramel Mocchiato! Heaven in a cup!


I found this really cool blog article. This man says that he re-trained his mind to get up as soon as the alarm goes off, by holding practice sessions during the day. You can read his entire article here:


It’s good to bring your spirits up with some jive-y tunes in the morning. So, shut the alarm off and straight over to your favorite station for some morning music! Dance on the way to the shower. . .or on the way to lace up those sneakers and head out for your morning torture session--Exercise/Run. Maroon5 and Nelly can help comfort you along the way. 


While some prefer showering before bed, to get the day’s dirt off, I prefer a morning shower. It’s a great way to wake up! Splash some cold water on your face at the sink, then step into a nice, warm, refreshing shower to begin your day!


I love that song my Mama used to sing when I was a kid…”So let the sunshine in, face it with a grin. Smilers never lose and frowners never win. So let the sunshine in, face it with a grin, open up your heart and let the sunshine in.” Get up and get those windows open. Sunlight is good for you in so many ways. Not only the vitamin D, but also, scientists say that it regulates serotoninlevels, which decides whether you’re sad or happy. That’s why many people in places like Alaska suffer from depression – the lack of sunshine!
I hope these tips have helped learn how you can wake up and get to where you need to go, on time. How do you wake up on time?

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