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What gets you out of bed in the morning?

taillogs profile image Ryland G ・1 min read

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?

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Nina

My cat, honestly. She depends on me for love, life, and affection, and I can't give up or else she might be sad enough to die, we're very bonded.

What happens when she eventually goes? I have no idea.

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Ryland G Author

You could get another pet but something that will definitely outlive you. Have you considered a giant tortoise? Maybe an elephant or parrot?

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Ry

How do you or do you practice gratitude daily?

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Ryland G Author

Hi fellow Ry.

That's a great question. I can answer here, but I think it's such a great question that you should post it as a standalone topic (I'll comment on that if you do). If not, I'll respond directly.

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Ry

Thanks, I will post it.
New to the community and still figuring it out

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Ryland G Author

Just let me know when you do.

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Ry

Posted.

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Joe Attardi

Usually, my crying son :D

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Ryland G Author

That's a great reason!

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Ryland G Author

I just think most people who aren't late and worry don't realize how little being late actually matters.

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Ryland G Author

Definitely know that feeling.

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Antonio Radovcic

Taking the son to daycare.

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Ryland G Author

What about the weekends?

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Ryland G Author

That's some great feedback. Seriously good job.

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Vincent Grovestine

The knowledge that my three Chihuahuas have small bladders.

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Ryland G Author

That's knowledge that probably had a high price to learn.

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Vincent Grovestine

I'm thankful for vinyl floors and pee pads. :)

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Ryland G Author

My puppy is absolutely great about going to the bathroom, but our 15 year old isn't as reliable. Don't get confused, her bladder is just as good as it was, she's just spiteful now. She'll make herself take a shit right in front of me, just because I didn't do what she wanted.

I have carpet....

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Ryland G Author

But how often are you actually late?

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Ryland G Author

Worry a little less then :)

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Scott Bamforth

This is me all over. Every morning I'm like, "better hurry up or i'll be late" and then arrive an hour before I start work.