How to Get out of Bed in the Morning

2 Apr

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How do you get out of bed in the morning? Do you lie there and stare at the ceiling, cursing in your head? Do you press the snooze alarm five times?

I used to be one of these people. I’d lie in bed for a good half hour, messing around on my phone while dreading the moment my feet would hit the cold, hard ground.

This is a metaphor, and the Universe loves metaphors. What you put out there is what comes back to you, always. So if you are refusing to get yourself out of bed, you might as well just tell the Universe outright that you don’t really have a lot of interest in being all that you can be. That you’d rather not live fully. That you don’t feel a lot of excitement for the day ahead, brimming with its pure potential. No, you say. I’d rather press the snooze alarm just one more time.

Think back to an amazing day in your life. It could be your wedding day, or the day you starred in the school play, or had an art showing, or were going to visit your best friend across the country, or had a second date with the guy you thought might be the love of your life.  Whatever it is, try to think back to how you awoke on that special, amazing day. Did you have to drag yourself from your bed? My guess is no. My guess is that you leapt from your sheets, brimming with excitement for the day ahead and pure, positive energy.

I’ve got some news for ya: Everyday can be that special. Every day can be that exciting. Every day can have that magic.

The truth is that none of us knows, really, what will unfold in the day ahead. Every day in your life can be an amazing day unlike any other, if you believe. And if you want to create everything you want in your life, you’ve got to set that intention first thing in the morning and get going! As Will Rogers says: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

So tomorrow, when you hear the sound of your alarm, sit up immediately and get out of bed. Just get up! It will suck for about three seconds, but now we’ve gone over the alternative so you know that it’s worth those three seconds of discomfort.  Jump out of bed like you mean it and shout to the Universal Forces that Be: I am up! I am awake! I am ready and excited and positive and blissful and grateful and happy and ready for the day ahead! Say it like you mean it.

And watch what happens.*

Have an amazing day!

Namaste,

Ellie

*Full disclosure: I used to be one of these people until today, when I jumped out of bed and created this blog. For more inspiration, watch this video:

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxSF-Mel-Robbins-F-YOU-How-To

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