Ever wake up feeling like just remaining in bed all day? You know you have a lot to do but just can't seem to summon the strength to get up. You are not alone. I have those moments too.
A hectic previous day may call for this. I may just want an extra hour of sleep, breakfast in bed, browse my phone, read a book, do anything as long as it can be done in bed. A lazy day it is. But some days are too important to spend snoozing.
Here are "4 things I do to kick-start my day", although not religiously.
Prayer is very powerful. It not only energises my spirit, which is the most important part of me, but it puts my body to work by getting me talking. I may have to get out of bed to kneel or stand or walk to my prayer room. I find that lying in bed to pray is a scam. I would have added an extra hour of sleep by my last Amen. Commit your day to the Lord and he will order your steps. If your spirit is down, your body will be down as well.
2. A kiss
A kiss can give me the energy I need to get off that bed. It is said to release hormones such as dopamine and endorphins into your brain and scientists say they work like adrenaline—that sudden rush of hormone you feel when scared or challenged. Starting your day with hugs or kisses sure sets you up for a happier day.
3. Family Devotion
While growing up, at about 5:30am, we all had to get up for devotion whether we liked it or not. Someone was sure to tap and pull us till we were up and headed for the living room. Having a routine family time of worship early in the morning not only bonds you with your family but gives you a purpose to get off that bed.
I'm actually a tea rather than coffee person, but I often add a pinch of coffee for the flavour. Taking a hot drink before dawn keeps my eyes open for morning routines. Want to peel those sleepy eyes? Try a cup of hot coffee or tea.
Proverbs 20:13 - Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.
Do you know other tips? Please share in the comment section below.
Radiant ~ September 2020
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