What gets you up in the morning?

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What_Gets_You_Up_In_The_Morning - Picture with bed, alarm clock, and window with sun coming through it

What gets you up in the morning? Not your alarm. Or your kids. Or anything else like that. Think of what draws you into the world to begin your day.

I was reflecting on this question recently. I’ve been having more trouble than usual getting up with my alarm. I’ve become a chronic snoozer. One reason for this behaviour is a function of general busyness and some resulting tiredness. However, not all of it. It got me thinking, why don’t I feel as drawn to get out of bed recently? I feel as if I’m pushing myself out of bed, rather than being pulled out.

I’ve equated having trouble getting up in the morning to something missing from my life. It is a symptom. It does not matter to me if having trouble getting up in the morning is “normal” or not. I’ve decided that it is something I’d like to adjust.

I’ve started to wonder what I could do first thing in the morning that would excite me and pull me out of bed. There are still days where I’m super excited to get out of bed. Usually that is when there’s something planned that I’m looking forward to doing.

I want to wake up every morning looking forward to the first thing I have planned for myself that day. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all wake up with the feeling of being pulled out of bed to a day we know we’re excited about and going to enjoy. A day filled with purpose.

If I’m honest with myself, I have not felt pulled out of bed in recent memory. I think I have lost a bit of my purpose and vision for my future and this feeling is a symptom. I need to get my purpose in check. I miss the feeling of being excited to get out of bed. On the flip side, I am not sad or upset about getting out of bed. I feel neutral about it. But I want to be excited. What a gift it is to wake up and have another day.

I appreciate you.


My thoughts are subject to change and I will get some things wrong. I promise to keep learning and strive to keep doing better. I'm by no means an expert on any topic I may write or make videos about so always do your own research as well. I try to keep an open mind. If I can teach you something and also learn something from you then I'm doing what I set out to do. Thanks for reading. These are just some thoughts.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou

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