Don’t you just love to sleep in? I certainly do. But I also love to wake up refreshed and ready for another great work week. But sometimes getting up Monday morning can be a bit…. tough? Specially if you, like me, have a tendency to stay up too late watching TV, reading blogs etc.
Here’s a tip I once learned how to make it easier to wake up and get out of bed, not just Monday mornings, but any mornings where you might feel a bit down.
The key is to find something that motivates you to get up and start your day. This is “easily” done by thinking a bit ahead, searching for something that you look really forward to, which makes you happy. When you feel happy, you will get a lot of “happy chemicals” going on inside yourself, which is good. Like Dopamine, which controls your body’s “pleasure center” – the area of the brain that allows you to enjoy life.
For instance, you may be looking forward to seeing a specific person, a co-worker, your boss – maybe someone who just returned from vacation and you’re very excited to hear all about it. It could be a project that you’re very satisfied with and you need to deliver it today, which can also be very exciting. Or you know that when you get home from work, the mailman would have delivered that brand new piece of tech for you…
Think about something that makes you happy when looking forward to that event. Then imagine it in your head. Make the picture so clear that it becomes as vivid as it gets. Add lights, add sounds, add colors. Imagine what people are saying, what you’re saying, the sounds you might hear around you. Notice how it makes you feel. Happy, right? Maybe even comfortable and relaxed. It’s a great feeling.
Now, with that feeling in your body – get your feet outta the bed and enjoy your Monday morning 🙂