Good morning! Time to wake up....

Philippines
July 31, 2008 11:37pm CST
How do you motivate yourself to get up when the alarm rings on those mornings when you can barely open your eyees? You have a headache or a heavy feeling in your head, a hangover, or partied or studied for an exam until the wee hours of the morning, barely caught a few hours' rest. And then its time to get up again and face a bright and cheery day. How do you get yourself up? Me, sometimes I just force myself to sleepwalk to the bathroom and splash water on my face. Cold water usually works, but its such a rude awakening indeed. Have you any gentler method that works without fail ?
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6 responses
@dawnyp (170)
• China
1 Aug 08
i can get up if i want,no matter how eraly it is.it is my ability. but i often do not have to get up so early,so i always wake up at noon,lol.
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
Lucky you that you can get up at noon if you want. What exactly is it that you do for a living that you can do that? Can you share a tip or is it confidential. Thanks for dropping by and happy mylotting?
@dawnyp (170)
• China
1 Aug 08
i mean that i can get up at any time,1,2,3,4,5,6,7am,no matter how early it is if i want ,i need not spend too much might. i am a college student,our time is so free,so i can get up at noon.by the way,it is summer vacation now.
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
Wow, you can get up anytime. You know when I was a college student I could get up at 6 or 7 am and no sooner, please. Even 6 am was difficult. But its so nice to be a student. I miss the freedom, and even the dreaded professors and their exams... Enjoy you youth while you can! Happy mylotting.
@relundad (2311)
• United States
1 Aug 08
This may sound corny, but normally I feel so blessed to see another day that I normally pop up like a weed. It feels like I have another chance to get it right. Another chance to see my son. Another chance to make a difference in someone's life. I love my life and I don't want to miss one minute of it. My normal night is about 5-6 hours sleep but even if its less I normally still get up at the same time 7 days a week!
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
That sounds so nice. Its about attitude and outlook, then. I am ashamed of it, but I still sleep like a high school kid, even if I am already middle aged. I like your post and I want to try that. Take care and have a good day.
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
1 Aug 08
You're right, attitude is EVERYTHING!
@poona_m (336)
• India
2 Aug 08
I used to be a heavy sleeper and rarely ever heard the alarm. But luckily my hubby is a person who sleeps very less. even 4 hours of sleep a day suffices for him. he is the one who is waking me up when the alarm rings. He wont listen to any excuses from me and would make me wake up for sure. But ever since the birth of my child I have become a very light sleeper. Even the slightest of sound made by the baby is enough to wake me up. So I guess it was all in my mental setup. Since its now important to wake up I wake up on my own.
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
Actually my husband is a very light sleeper. Every little sound will wake him up, so he is the one who wakes me up in the morning too. Maybe when I'll have a baby of my own I will be a light sleeper too :) Who knows? Happy mylotting
• United States
2 Aug 08
I don't use any alarms currently. I just wake up whenever. I always have a migraine greeting me as soon as I open my eyes. It sucks. Yeah, I get that hangover feeling too. I know that I have to get some writing done each day and that kind of motivates me.
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
I'm sorry about your migraine. I guess you wouldn't be excited about waking up if the first thing that greets you is a migraine, huh? But if you're excited about your work, yes, that would be a great motivator. Its just that, well, sometimes, I'm not too excited about going to work :( Happy mylotting
• Malaysia
1 Aug 08
I'm a morning person. I seldom have problem waking up. My body just got used to waking up at the same hour everytime. Even when I set my alarm, I would wake up before it rings. But I do have moments when I just can't get my head off the pillow. A cold morning shower would help.
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
I have always envied morning persons. They enjoy the best part of the day when its still cool and few people are about and they have time to meditate and take their time. But its a habit I have never been able to cultivate :( Maybe someday I'll develop it too. Keep it up and happy mylotting
@LimoChang (193)
• China
1 Aug 08
Tough question. Well,that happens to me a few times and the worst one was i heard the alarm clock and i started telling myself:right now i am washing my face,brushing my teeth,but the truth is i am still there lying in bed and just couldn't help it.LOL I think doing a little stretching exercises would be good ,by the same time consciously picking up the breathing pace so that the heartbeat will be raised gradually to accomodate for the movements.Or you can imagine your teacher or your boss yelling at you for being late,wow,hopefully that will work.
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
Imagining my boss yelling at me for being late would be a nightmare indeed. Hopefully that should electrify me into jumping up from bed like a scalded cat LOL The nightmare plus the jumping should raise my heartbeat rate LOL I like your imagination. And thanks for the tip. Happy mylotting.
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