Getting out from under your covers each morning is hard for anyone, but it is especially hard for those with mental illnesses. There are days where I have so much to do (sometimes things I’m really looking forward to!) and I can’t seem to force myself out of bed. I hit my snooze button over and over again. It is a really hard feeling to explain because most of the time I don’t even want to stay in bed. It just feels impossible to lift my body up.
To combat this, I try to have a relaxing morning routine (that I will touch on in another post). Additionally, I try to start my day off by thinking about positive things that may occur. If you stay in bed all day, your life will not be the same. Your friends’ lives will not be the same. A stranger’s life may not be the same! It is worth getting out of bed, here are some reasons why:
You can learn something new today!
Who knows what your professor is going to say today! You could discover something new that ignites a new passion or hobby.
There are dogs waiting to be pet!
This may be a very Lauren thing to say but think about all the doggos out there waiting to be pet by you. Dogs are amazing! Go give them love!
You will make a stranger’s day!
Maybe you will hold a door open for someone, pick up their dropped book, pay for their coffee, etc. A small act of kindness done by you can change someone’s day.
Your friends are looking forward to seeing your amazing face!
You are loved. Your friends want to see you and hang out with you!
You will create something amazing today!
Whether it’s a photograph, an essay, a blog post, or a text message: you will do something great today.