The Not So Daily 3: Things That Make Getting Up in the Morning Easier

Michelle Sellers

2/27/20242 min read

person holding blue ceramic mug and white magazine
person holding blue ceramic mug and white magazine

Unless you are a select few, nobody likes getting up in the morning. Here I talk about some of the things I do to make that a little big easier. Getting up in the morning can be a struggle for many of us. The sound of the alarm clock, the warmth of the bed, and the thought of facing another day can make it tempting to hit the snooze button and stay in bed. However, there are a few things that can make the process a little bit easier. Here are my top three picks:

1. A Good Cup of Coffee

There's nothing quite like the aroma of freshly brewed coffee to kickstart your day. Whether you prefer a strong espresso or a creamy latte, a good cup of coffee can provide the energy boost you need to face the day ahead. The night before, prep that coffee maker so it is ready to brew before you get your engine running. Even better, if you have a programmable one, make that machine start working 15 minutes before you do. That way you wake up gradually to that beautiful scent. Take a few minutes in the morning to savor your coffee, and you'll find yourself feeling more awake and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

2. Night Prepping

You might not love the idea of doing a few chores before bed, but you'll be happy you did come morning. Plan your breakfast so you don't make unhealthy choices. Overnight oats is a great way to plan ahead and have something to start your day the right way. Clean that kitchen and living room ahead of time. Waking to a mess is a definite downer and definitely kills my motivation. Take a few minutes before bed to tidy up. I'm not talking about a full Spring cleaning, just pick up anything scattered, fix the couch pillows, clear the trash and misc left out. You'll wake and feel less burdened by the day ahead.

3. A Morning Routine

Having a morning routine can provide structure and a sense of calm to your mornings. It can be as simple as taking a few minutes to meditate, journaling your thoughts, or even just listening to your favorite music while you enjoy breakfast. Having a routine helps to establish a sense of control and can make the transition from sleep to wakefulness a little smoother. Find what works best for you.

Everyone's morning routine is different, so it's important to find what works for you. These are just a few suggestions to help make getting up in the morning a little bit easier. So, the next time that alarm goes off, remember, you are getting up to a prepped morning, reach for that cup of coffee, and embrace your morning routine. You've got this!