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Getting up in the morning when you just can't force yourself to

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Depression or anxiety can sometimes be pretty tough opponents to deal with. Sometimes they can make it difficult to function the way you used to function before these conditions started to impair your life. And sometimes, even tasks as simple as getting out of bed in the morning can become unbearable to execute. As a person who is currently being treated with an anxiety disorder, I'd love to share some tips and tricks I've learned to help manage the last thing out of the 3 - getting your ass out of bed in the morning.

1. Getting your stuff ready the night before

Throughout the years, I've noticed that having to rush in the morning makes my anxiety levels spike up for the day. What helped me slow down and being able to get ready at a comfortable pace was packing my lunch and books the night before, so I don't have to dig through my drawers in the morning. As well as folding the clothes I am planning to wear the next day on my chair, so that the need to go through my closet is absolutely eliminated in the morning. And the last useful piece of advice - summarize everything you are going to do next day just before bed in a planner, or maybe just make an imaginary list in your head. This helps me get ready for everything and stay neatly organized throughout the entire day.

2. The three seconds method

When my alarm rings and I need to crawl out under my blanket and my body just refuses to cooperate, I have the three seconds method which is one of the best morning remedies I've ever came across. And how does it work? You set your intention, which could for example be: "okay, now I need to get my ass out of bed". Then you take a deep breath and count to three - on which you gather all of your strenght and get up. You can just sit on your bed for a while, but all that matters is that you are no longer all packed up in your blankets :)

3. Placing your alarm clock far away from your bed

This one is my favorite. And it's pretty simple to tell why that works so well. It's basically that the loud and annoying sound of the alarm clock forces you to get out of bed and turn it off. And once you're on your feet, you can try the next tip on my list.

4. Splashing ice cold water on your face

Nothing helps to wake me up quite as well as splashing some cold water on my face. Plus it makes you look less puffy as it helps shrink your blood vessels for a while. If this doesn't work on you though, you can upgrade it by hopping into the shower and turning the water to cold for a while.

5. Chamomile tea before bed

Chamomile is well known for it's anti-inflammatory, as well as relaxing effects on the body. No wonder drinking a cup of chamomile tea can be pretty helpful to fall asleep quicker, but a longer and more quality sleep is without a doubt going to make waking up much easier for you. I found that I never experience interruptions in my sleep when brewing myself this wonderful herb. But don't fill the cup with too much water, otherwise you'll need to pee in the middle of the night.

I hope that someone finds this helpful! If you have any mroe tips you yourself use and find helpful, feel free to share them with others in the comments :)

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