How to Be Productive When We Wake Up Demotivated and Don’t Want to Get Out of Bed

The morning determines the whole day. There are two tasks: gain energy and don’t lose it.
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A successful day is made by the morning; with the energy we start out with.

We’re like sprinters. If we fall asleep at the start, we’re trying to catch up for the rest of the race.

Successful people win their race easily: They start earlier. And it is the same with life—successful people get up earlier.

But what should night owls do, if they just can’t transform themselves into morning larks?

1. Strategy: If You Feel Like Giving Up on Something, Remember Why You Started

As I show in recent Improovio posts, not all successful people were born early risers. Why, therefore, do they get up on average an hour or two earlier? How come they don’t miss their sleep? Where do they get their energy from?

Successful people make better use of limited resources; time, energy, willpower, determination, self-discipline and optimism. Getting up early in the morning is one tool that helps them. Let’s explain why.

Twenty minutes of Ayurvedic meditation is worth four extra hours of sleep: this is why the people who practice it don’t miss sleep.

Getting up earlier understandably extends the day. A person can start work earlier (so they also finish earlier), is not as disturbed (so they concentrate better) and, in particular, has the best energy in the morning (they are the freshest).

Successful people, however, also get up earlier in order to further increase their supplies of energy. This seems strange—surely getting up earlier reduces energy, right?

But a person works like a dynamo. They can produce energy themselves. There are two basic methods: meditation and movement.

Meditation: Fans of eastern religions believe they can consume prana, the main cosmic energy, which is found in all living things. (You know how to get it from my previous blog posts) If you practice yoga, you know what I’m talking about.

Movement: Have you ever exercised instead of eating an evening meal and then been surprised that you aren’t hungry? Paradoxically, active people don’t need to eat as much, whereas passive people often eat constantly. Think about why those that move the least lack energy.

Running is one of the best ways to get the metabolism moving—live energy in the body.

My personal example:

When I get up before five o’clock on a dark, freezing morning, I don’t much feel like it either. So, I remind myself of the three basic reasons WHY:

  • “In a moment you’ll feel good.”(Movement produces endorphins, the happiness hormones)
  • “You’re doing it for your health.”
  • “You’ll have an uninterrupted 40 minutes for planning.” (Getting your ideas, tasks and solutions straight)

What if, however, we can’t kick ourselves out of bed?

What if I decide to answer NO to the question of WHETHER or not I should get out of bed?

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