How do you get yourself up in the morning?

I'm finding it really hard to wake up and I just walk around like a zombie in the morning.
What tips and tricks do you guys use to get yourself up?

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41 replies since 7th October 2007 • Last reply 7th October 2007

I don't really have any tricks, I am groggy and my eyes are glued shut for the first few minutes, but once I'm washed and dressed I am usually better. I have to say I do feel more uplifted in the mornings since getting our cat Happy I have to do all her things, like her food and that and give her loads of rubs.
I don't have any advice really Happy sorry. Do you eat brekkie? I find that wakes me up nice and reading the paper Happy Although maybe thats coz mine is in a foreign language so I have to wake up to focus lol
Have a quick cold shower! brrr
Hope someone has something better for you, it's awful being groggy and sluggish in the mornings Happy

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Yeah, it's awful. I've always had a big problem with getting myself up, but I'm quite bad at falling asleep too. I don't usually have breakfast because I'm always running late, but I'll try and fit it in tomorrow. Eurrrghh, I hate mornings Happy

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Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

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Well if you are not getting proper sleep, then thats probably where to start Happy Fix your getting to sleep problems and waking up is that much easier. I know it's easier said than done, but setting yourself a bedtime is a good way to try. To get my 8hrs I should be in bed now, but that's not gonna happen lol
Mornings should be banned Tongue

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A sprint to the bus usually does the trick.

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Nigella Lawson had this recipe for a wake-em-up smoothie which I'm going to try tomorrow. It looked yum!

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im so bad at waking up! what i have to do now (and even that doesn't work all the time) is put the alarm clock at the other side of the room and at full blast!
i then have to get up put it on snooze every 10 mins for an hour then finally drag myself out of bed!

i hate waking up soooo much! i think it's because i love staying up at night and get more creative !

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I'm not a morning person. All four of my parents are, counting steps, so it's not genetic or learned really.

I, too, have to keep the alarm clock on the other side of the room. Then I spend a few minutes reading in the loo, then have coffee or tea with something little to eat. I try - try - to have something balanced with protein and carbs. Usually peanut butter toast.

Then I go to work half asleep...

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Wake up...in the morning? What is this you speak of? I get out of bed, shower, dress, and drive to work. Then somewhere around 11:00 I become coherant.


Back in college I used to rub ice cubes on my eyes and then my face. That worked.
Now I find going to sleep an hour earlier helps out.

Having something tasty to eat sometimes helps but it's a hit or miss sometimes so that's not reliable.

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I recently got 2 baby rabbits and they need to be cleaned out everyday and I do it in the morning so I know I just have to get up because they're my responsibility and I don't want them walking around in their poos in the morning. If you already have a pet try and either do their cleaning,walking or playing right away in the morning. If you don't have a pet you could get a small one like a mouse, rat, guinea pig or a dwarf rabbit and do their cleaning in the morning. I like to have a cup of tea at the end of cleaning out my rabbits as a reward. Getting a pet though might be a little too drastic for this situation!

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Yeah, I couldn't really take on a pet at the moment - I have a little house mouse that comes out to say hi sometimes, but that's it for now!

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COFFEE,COFFEE,COFFEE AND MORE COFFEE
rofl

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random one night stand sex. you will either get up eager to get home or eager to rid of the other person so you can get back to spreaDING OUT

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There's this pretty cool thing I got taught in psychology.
You lie flat on your back and slowly tense the muscles in your toes. Then you tense the muscles in all of your feet. Then your lower legs and feet. You move on like that till you can tense your entire body, but you have to really focus on what you're doing. It really helps wake you up =)

Although I always forget and hit the snooze button haha

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