15 Positive Things to Say to Yourself To Get Yourself Out of Bed

Are you constantly hitting snooze when the alarm goes off and wishing you didn’t have to get out of bed? When our eyes open for the first time in the morning, most of us grunt and then have racing thoughts about what we don’t want to get up for. We think about not wanting to go to work, not wanting to walk the dog, and then we also start worrying about all the things we need to do today. We actually create anxiety and stress for ourselves before our feet even hit the ground, which makes it even harder for us to get out of bed.

What if you opened your eyes and instead of being annoyed about being woken up, or anxious about starting your day, you smile and think about the things you are happy to get up for, even if you are tired? Your thoughts and attitude before you roll out of bed, can greatly impact the rest of your day. Here are some suggestions on things to say to yourself in order to start your day off right.

1. Today is going to be a good day.
2. I am grateful for having another day.
3. I am grateful for having a job to have to get up for.
4. I am prepared to take on whatever today has to bring.
5. If things don’t go as planned today, that is ok.
6. I’m grateful for ___________ (fill in the blank: my spouse, daughter, son, dog, cat) that I love and I look forward to spending time with them today.
7. I will have patience with any challenges that I may face today.
8. I love myself and I will take care of myself today.
9. I will try my best today.
10. If I am not able to complete all the tasks on my to-do list today, there is always tomorrow.
11. Today is a new day with new opportunities.
12. Today I will work towards achieving my goals.
13. I am a good, smart, beautiful, capable, (insert other adjectives here) person and I will remember that today.
14. It is ok to ask for help today, if I need it.
15. I will be kind and understanding of myself and of others today.


“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love – then make that day count!” – Steve Maraboli

“How you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” – Lemony Snicket


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