On Getting Out of Bed on a Cold Morning

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Five A.M. The alarm goes off. You turn it off. However, you don’t move.

You say, “5 more minutes.”

The warmth of the bed is simply too enticing. You want to move, but you also don’t want to move. A tiny voice in your head says, “I don’t feel like it. It’s too cold.” Sometimes, it is not even that cold.

How do you get out of bed?

Face the cold. Follow the same procedure you’ve done for years.

It can’t be the first time you’ve experienced cold.

EDIT:

I have always hated those websites that offer solutions that don’t actually work. While my technique (usually) works for me, I want to add more.

  1. The alarm goes off.
  2. You lay in bed, because its cold.
  3. The idea of facing the cold occurs to you – but, you don’t move because you’re uncomfortable.
  4. Who says that the world has to be uncomfortable? Also, this temporary comfort is actually creating a lot more discomfort for you.
  5. Even with the insight about discomfort, you still haven’t moved.
  6. You can’t face the cold.

At this point, I would say that the issue is not the cold. It is your mind’s internal resistance – which you cannot (usually) fight.

Here is another solution:

Practice feeling satisfied with life. And, decide what you want from life.

Yes, this takes practice. However, eventually, you will wake up in a state of gratitude and relaxation, which will allow you to face the cold without so much internal pain.

[Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay]

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