I am SO despondent in the morning. What can I do to change this?

@maezee (42003)
United States
January 2, 2010 10:10am CST
I am always incredibly groggy, tired, and discombobulated in the morning - no matter how much caffeine I drink, how much I sleep I got, or how good of a breakfast I ate. I am ALWAYS experiencing this. I think it's part of not being a morning person, which seems rather permanent, but I wanted to ask if anyone else experiences this total.. uselessness in the morning, and if so, what do you do to cope with it? What are some things I can do to change this?!
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12 responses
• United States
2 Jan 10
I used to be that way until I got older. Now I have a habit of waking up way too early and I don't know why. Do you exercise? his seems to help me rest easier at night and also have more energy. Maybe you could try exercising maybe just like 30 minutes a day or go for walks that also helped me.
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• United States
2 Jan 10
A lot of people find that exercising in the morning can help you wake up. I seem to be really tired in the morning also. I just do jumping jacks or jog in place a bit for about 10 minutes. It gets your heart pumping and seems to do the trick. You could try that out and see how well it works for you.
@drakesuyat (1063)
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
maybe this can help.. whenever i wake up in the morning, the first thing that i'll see is my pc wherein on the top of my monitor are pictures that i cut from different magazines. these are: beautiful house with a brand new car, a beautiful living room, dining room, bedroom, swimming pool and others. those pictures will always remind me of my dreams to keep me going that will surely help me achieve my goal instead of feeling lazy and procastrinate on things that matters. happy mylotting maezee.
@ck3259 (248)
• Malaysia
3 Jan 10
Yeah. During the time I working, I always felt tired and sleepy. I drank coffee but doesn't work. Same situation with you. Then I found out that, I need to plan the things that I going to do at that particular day. Then, I would try to listen some favorite music to make me feel great. When we deal with boring stuff or job, we will easily feel tired and sleepy. Of course, the most important thing is to have balanced meal with more vegetables and fruits. Take more vitamin B will cope this problem. Have a nice day.
@bird123 (10632)
• United States
2 Jan 10
Bottom line, you are an evening person. I'm the same way. It hurts to even eat breakfast.On the other hand, those morning people always have trouble late night when we are doing great.I just move slow in the mornings until about noon when all the guts have woken up then I can out work them all.
@denagary (88)
• United States
2 Jan 10
First, I would try drinking your morning coffee outside in the sunshine to get your body awake. Then try adding a multi vitamin to your daily routine. Then take a look at your diet. I added 1 extra fruits or vegatable to my diet each week until I was up to the daily requirement of 5-9 a day. Doing these 3 things helped my body feel better in the mornings.
@elmiko (6630)
• United States
2 Jan 10
well honestly the only time i experience this is when i need to go back to sleep. nothing else works but sleep when it comes to this. i will say though that i'm not always feeling useless like this in the morning like your self. like i said though when i do feel like this and it doesn't have to be morning nothing works but going back to bed.
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jan 10
hi maezee you sound just like me, I am not a morning person. I want to go to bed at midnight and get up at nine instead of six like they want here. I am tired and groggy and just like what you said. I have to have two cups of hot black coffee and that sort of makes me feel more alive. I find that if I cut back on how much I eat I feel more alert. see I was used to just a bowl of cereal and milk plus my coffee here I am getting cereal, toast and eggs and juice, too much for someone who is almost comatose til I get that coffee. I never go without breakfast but before I came here I had a light breakfast then a small snack about ten, then lunch at one oclock. I mylot to get myself more awake as I have to watch my typing and think out what I wish to say. lol lol.
@aulius111 (330)
• Australia
2 Jan 10
Try having a shower or swim in the morning or maybe doing jumping jacks or something to get fired up.
@DCLehnsherr (1037)
2 Jan 10
Hi Maezee, I don't get that feeling in the mornings, but after I have eaten dinner in the afternoon I get whacked by extreme tiredness and just listlessness. I tend to get landed with an inability to focus on anything which would drive me to bed except I had to stop doing that because it started ruining my nights and mornings. I find the best way for me to wake up was to go online. I have quite a regular routine when it comes to eating and exercise so that wasn't it for me, and I did try coffee a few times but I seemed completely immune, so when that feeling hits I now go online to ensure I get past those hours and wake my mind up since if I make it to tea I am able to function again, sometimes too much since it still affects my sleep at night but it helps. I blame my tiredness and lethargy on depression because I loath the afternoons. I don't have a job at the moment and so the afternoons are usually a gaping hole in my days which I don't have a clue what to do with. The mornings have potential for me and since I do work out after breakfast I guess that keeps me focused. And the evenings have the promise of a good sleep so I like those too, but yea. I blame hating the afternoon on my lethargy towards it. Maybe it is something similar for you with the mornings? Good luck getting past this and I hope mylot, exercise, or the eating suggested previously will help All the best, Dranz
@bharadwaz (112)
• India
2 Jan 10
hi it was a small problem for a working people because they are always tired with their works and all the stuff which you do in the day,my small advice was do the work which you likes and see that you are despondent in the mornings.
@megamatt (14292)
• United States
2 Jan 10
There are some days that I feel a bit more off than others myself. Its rarely for any rhyme or reason. Its just one of those days where I would rather not get out of bed. The best thing that I tend to do is just try and get on with my day the best I can. There is really no magic formula. Keeping yourself busy to the best of your abilities will cause the feeling to past throughout the day. At least that's what tends to work for me. Your experiences may vary and it may take a long time to even get motivated enough to resume a somewhat normal pattern of activity. Some people it just takes a while to get motivated in the morning, especially when they would rather be in a nice warm bed. At least that's the case for me.