Tips for Getting Up in the Morning

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I know how hard it can be to get up in the morning when all you want to do is keep sleeping or scrolling through social media on your phone. Sometimes, lying in bed is exactly what you need to take care of your mental health. Most of the time, however, you need to be able to get out of bed and on with your day at a decent hour. If you struggle to do that, here are some tips.

1. Set an alarm.

It’s obvious, but it still has to be said. Sometimes, you might think, “I’ll just get up whenever I wake up.” However, that’s not always the best idea, especially if you have somewhere to be at a certain time. Make sure you set an alarm—or multiple—and if you need extra motivation, put it far away from your bed so that you’re forced to get out of bed to turn it off.

2. Don’t keep your phone near your bed.

At least, don’t keep it within arm’s reach. That way, if you do decide to scroll through social media, you’ll at least have to get out of bed to do it.

3. Use incentives.

Maybe that’s a special breakfast, an episode of a TV show or a chapter of a book, or a trip to the coffee shop on your way to school or work. Find something that you can look forward to that will make you want to get ready for the day.