Some days, getting myself out of bed and started with the day is a challenge. Sometimes I'm stressed about work and getting out of bed signals a start to more stress. Some days I didn't sleep enough. Some days I just feel like crap. But I always end up getting out of bed.
Spending time with my dogs and my girlfriend are the two things I can look forward to every day. There's also more transient things, like a new project I'm excited about, or an event that's happening later in the day that I can't wait for.
On the especially hard days, I just remember all of the potentially great experiences I'm working towards. Even if a single day doesn't stand out or feel extraordinary, it's part of a bigger process that will result in long term happiness.
So my question is, what gets YOU out of bed in the morning?