On some days getting out of bed is hard. Especially on winter days, but perhaps that is just me. Either way if you have a dream you are working on realizing on the side perhaps next to a day job, school or anything else that takes up the majority of your time, things can get complicated time wise. Not having as much time for it as you would like could leave you demotivated. At Least that was the case for me. So I knew I needed some morning motivation to get me out of bed to start the day knowing that at the end of it I’ll be able to work on my dream or as you all know it My Story Of I.
For me, I think, not wanting to get out of bed came because I was unmotivated to do what was first on my planning. Now there is obviously an easy fix for that, which is putting something fun as the first thing on your to-do list, however you’re not tackling the underlying problem with that which is being unmotivated to get up. I know it seems easy to say that once something fun is the first thing on your to-do list it also acts as your morning motivation. Well, yes and no. Yes because well the obvious and no because of the time limitation, at some point you have to stop and start the demotivating part of your day. At least I do..
So rescheduling your to-do list is one way to go. The other way, which is the way that I decided to go, is a way that does tackle the underlying issue of being unmotivated. I decided my mindset needed a boost or better said a daily reminder of why I do need to get up as soon as my alarm goes off. This morning motivation reminder took the form of one
‘’You now have two options; either stay in bed and dream your dream or get up and make sure you live your dream. What is it going to be?’’
What I do is ask myself this question first thing in the morning. Full honesty it takes a minute to remember to ask, so what I did to ensure that I actually asked myself the question was to make handy use of my beloved post-its and wrote the question down. I strategically placed the post-it on my phone which is also my alarm. For me this is a strategic place as it annoys me when something is out of place, it makes me go check what it is. Which is exactly what I want as that means that I will read the question right after turning my alarm off and most importantly before rolling back in my comfy spot in bed. Perhaps a post-it on your phone won’t work for you but what is important to remember when placing the post-it are two things. The first being you need to read the question right after turning off your alarm and second you need to read it before rolling back to your comfy spot in bed. That sweet spot is where the self-love morning motivation is needed.
This question works as my mindset is very set on living in the sense of creating memories and make my life mean something. I only know one way of doing that; I HAVE to get up. Really no other way around it. Another reason it works is because you’re actively telling yourself what the consequences are of either one of your decisions. The last reason why it works is because the question is very much tied to my why. Why I started My Story Of I, why I embarked on this journey and what it is I want out of it. The question brings me back to where I started and didn’t want to be anymore but it also shows me my future, which can only come if I comply with the condition of getting up. High chance that your why is different, but I think we can all agree that living your dream life is on the list, no?
The last question that needs answering is how did the above stated question help me with feeling unmotivated. The general feeling of feeling unmotivated is something that is a work in progress because that has to do with a lot more aspects. The thing I’m primarily tackling here is getting started again. Getting out of bed and making sure I don’t lose precious time (read more about my thoughts on precious time here) that I could spend on working on my dream. Exactly as I said morning motivation; it is the question to get you out of bed. Which is exactly what it is doing. Obviously you need to get started on your to-do list once you’re out of bed but that is stating the obvious.
I hope this helps you get out of bed too and start (or continue) working on realizing your dreams. Know that I believe in you and am always rooting for you.