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Hi fellow Warriors,

I just wanted to share these 3 little things I have been doing each morning for a while now, to help me start the day. Maybe this will be usefull to some of you aswell..

1. How to force yourself out of bed
If you are like me, you're having a hard time to get out of your bed when the alarm goes off. I used to press the snoose button all the time, which doesn't get you anywhere. In fact, this only makes you even more tired. I knew I had to change this, but didn't really do anything about it.

That was untill someone shared an interesting app with me, called: 'Sleep If U Can'. You set the alarm before you go to bed, nothing special. But to turn it off, you have to go to the pictured place and take a photo (Your bathroom, kitchen, livingroom, whatever you choose). And it doesn't stop untill you have done so. Genius! The app costs $1,99. Best app purchase I have ever made, gets me up every morning.

Edit: They have recently changed the name of the app to 'Alarmy'

2. Take an ice cold shower
Why? Well, the first part is obvious: it wakes you up. However, there are much more benefits related to taking a cold shower than just that. Let me give you a list of some of those benefits:
- Increases energy and well-being
- Strengthens immunity
- Improves circulation
- Relieves depression
- Keeps skin and hair healthy
I first started trying this after seeing this video in which Jerome Jarre explained some benefits of taking a cold shower. It's kind of hard to do at first, but you will feel much better after doing it. Go try it!

3. Drink water
immediately upon waking up
I'm sure most of you have heard about this one already. Drinking water before you eat or drink anything else can greatly improve your health. Tip: you can get even more benefits out of this by puting some lemon in your water. Take a look at this video where Tony Robbins explains the benefits, and how it works.


So that's my list of morning tips. I hope this can benefit you aswell. Just try it, and see if it makes you feel better. And maybe if you have some morning tips of your own, you could share them here aswell!
#morning #tips
  • Profile picture of the author ADRD
    Just so you know - Sleep If U Can is free on Google Play
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperIMer
    Thanks for sharing! Drinking water is important and getting some exercise is an excellent way to get energized for a full productive day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rsherwood
    Great tips,

    I also tend to stay away from coffee and other CNS stimulating drinks as I dread the crash 2-3 hours later. Now I take 3-4 caps of Rhodiola Rosea and Im good to go both mentally and physically.

    I think the optimal amount of water to consume when waking is 1l ice cold, great for skin cell rejuvenation .

    A slight crack in the window , now matter how hot or how cold, always leaves me refreshed due to constant circulating air!

    That's about it really, I have deff got to get that app, thanks ADRD I'll check out Google play!

    R.S
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    • Profile picture of the author egyptik
      Originally Posted by Rsherwood View Post

      Great tips,

      I also tend to stay away from coffee and other CNS stimulating drinks as I dread the crash 2-3 hours later. Now I take 3-4 caps of Rhodiola Rosea and Im good to go both mentally and physically.

      I think the optimal amount of water to consume when waking is 1l ice cold, great for skin cell rejuvenation .

      A slight crack in the window , now matter how hot or how cold, always leaves me refreshed due to constant circulating air!

      That's about it really, I have deff got to get that app, thanks ADRD I'll check out Google play!

      R.S
      Sounds good, I'll try some of that stuff out. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author vincentnguyen
    Whoa, never heard of that app before. I personally don't need it but a lot of my friends have difficulty waking up each morning. I'll pass the info over to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author DevEdge
    Thank you for posting these morning tips. I certainly find it hard to get out of bed sometimes lol
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  • Profile picture of the author KnightOnboard
    Definitely I am in for a cold shower in the morning!
    It is the best way to wake up and get ready for work.
    Thanks egyptik.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Franklin
    That app sounds great, i'll give it a go tomorrow. Not sure if it will stay on my phone for more than a couple of days though!
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  • Profile picture of the author Net House Asia
    Good points :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author svetod
    What I do is:

    1. Take my protein shake.
    2. Check how the campaigns performed over the night.
    3. Go to the gym.

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  • Profile picture of the author MaddieQ
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    I don't have problems getting out of bed in the morning, but I do drink water after I wake up and also like to take a cold shower because it is so refreshing and kind of gives you energy for the rest of the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author kre8ivecanada
    Sweet tips! I will have to try out that APP. Currently my wake up alarm is at about 6:00AM when I wake up to 12 month old twins screaming for their morning bottle lol.. I need to start waking up before them but I just haven't found the energy.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    What I do is to take shower, drink plenty of water and eat a healthy and big breakfast.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mrewards
    Energetic start in the morning makes a good day...
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    my three morning tips are tuesday, wednesday, thursday

    here comes the weekend
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  • Profile picture of the author cjagodka
    Thanks for the tips. I might have to give the cold shower a go. I don't have a problem getting out of bed but sometimes it takes a minute for me to get some motivation. Shocking the system might help.

    When I get up I have a routine that consists of laying in bed for about 5 minutes. I put a smile on my face and think of positive things or things that I am greatful for.

    Then I take the dog outside,feed the rabbits and chickens. In return I get a great breakfast of fresh eggs. I eat breakfast while its quiet no distractions. After breakfast I proceed by checking email and stats. This whole process takes about an hour.

    I then workout. My workouts vary in lengh because I go until I feel I am done. Then I am good for the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author whland
    Great tips. I'm not a morning person and it's hard for me to get up. I just want to stay in bed for a bit longer. lol

    But I have to get up.

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  • Profile picture of the author streetpipscom
    I think the best morning tip is to start your day with a prayer and meditation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rsherwood
    I just want to add to my original post.

    Its kind of a trial and error process. But instead of trying things to get you out of bed when you dont want to, why not make it so you have to get out of bed?

    What do I mean by this? Well for the last week I have been experimenting with different amounts of water before I go to bed. I have figured out if I drink 1 and a bit glasses of water straight before bed I can get roughly 7 and a half hours of sleep before I HAVE to get out of bed to pee lol

    Give it a go. Find out the optimal amount of water is before bed !

    SORTED! I think ill make that a WSO - How to optimize your bladder for exact sleep times.

    R.S
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  • My method that I'm using while waking up is stretching then eating breakfast with coffee to become awake then taking a bath.
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  • Profile picture of the author Japles
    Cool tips! Didn't know an app like that existed.

    I have dabbled with the cold shower but failed miserably. It definitely takes some getting used to.

    But I always drink a big ol' glass of water in the morning, usually followed by coffee.

    I'm always tweaking and improving my morning ritual. Thanks for the tips!

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  • Profile picture of the author vk3
    Great tips man, awesome share - I'm taking a look at that app alarm clock now; neat concept... I think we all have that problems every once and a while
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  • Profile picture of the author x64
    Thanks for the morning tips.. But i see this post on afternoon..
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  • Profile picture of the author BeckyF3506
    I'm an early riser. I like to get up, take care of the pets, then go for a short walk along the path in the woods near our house. There's nothing like being outside in nature to kickstart creativity, and is such a nice start to the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Irish802
    I just wish I could get up to exercise first thing in the morning. I want to get it out of the way, and start my day. Never happens. I end up going after work!
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  • i do find it so hard sometimes in getting out of the bed.. great great tips! thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author cspratt
    I wish I could do the cold shower thing, but it's like torture to me. Instead I wake up, turn on some upbeat music to get myself going and eat a healthy, completely natural breakfast.
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    • Profile picture of the author egyptik
      Originally Posted by cspratt View Post

      I wish I could do the cold shower thing, but it's like torture to me. Instead I wake up, turn on some upbeat music to get myself going and eat a healthy, completely natural breakfast.
      I'd suggest to take a little less cold shower, for a short time, and then just try to go from there. Little by little, each day a bit more colder/longer. Try it, it works!
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  • Profile picture of the author Deshayla
    wow those 3 things sure will wake you up in the morning but I think the 1st thing should be to pray and thank god for allowing you to see another day!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author ShaggyMax
      I am so IN on the 30 cold shower challenge! I need any advantage for maximizing productivity and the benefits of a cold shower sound life changing. Any other takers?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I like to stretch, go for a walk and drink green tea in the mornings. When I do all of that I usually end up feeling really good and energized in the morning.
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    • Profile picture of the author Humir Madrid
      My morning ritual consists of as follows:

      I drink half a liter of water first thing in the morning. Then I go for a run. Then I meditate for half an hour. Then I take a cold shower (not ice cold though). Then I have a healthy breakfast (fruits and veggies). Then I start working

      I find that I am much more productive than if I don't do these things. How you start the day is how you live you're going to live your day!
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      • Profile picture of the author egyptik
        Originally Posted by Humir Madrid View Post

        My morning ritual consists of as follows:

        I drink half a liter of water first thing in the morning. Then I go for a run. Then I meditate for half an hour. Then I take a cold shower (not ice cold though). Then I have a healthy breakfast (fruits and veggies). Then I start working
        Great way to start the day!
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  • Profile picture of the author Aflex007
    Great advice, i think i will start taking cold showers and drinking watter

    And definately will checkbthe app
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  • Profile picture of the author Cason
    Super cool app! The idea behind the app is really genius.

    Though waking up isn't really a problem for me, normally i sleep until I'm fully rested otherwise I can't focus when I work anyway!
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    *buys app*

    *takes picture of car to force self outside*

    *gets into accident*

    *app is stuck on forever, noooooo!*

    Haha, some excellent advice.

    The cold shower and morning water are my favorites. I really need to start getting out of bed the second I awake.
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  • Profile picture of the author RestlessBlaze
    thats exactly what i was looking for. awesome
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    Thanks for the tips!
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  • Profile picture of the author jllagu01
    Yea I have the same problem. I'm actually an afternoon person. I work from 1pm til beyond mn which left me with little less energy when I wake up. I sleep like 8 hours but when I do wake up, it felt like I only slept 5. This is a good tip, btw.

    Although someone told me, too that drinking hot water after waking up can also keep you alert. Is this true?
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  • Profile picture of the author joesfortune
    Interesting. But mine is with a little difference.
    1. I get up early because I want to. I want to be early in the tennis court to avoid the heat of the sun and to be able to do more things right after that.

    2. I drink a glass of orange/mango juice which I make myself.

    3. When I was in Scotland or other temperate countries, I found it impossible to take a shower with unheated water. I wonder how you can do that. But I do take a shower before breakfast.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Lukas
    Well normally I just wake up when I'm tired of sleeping so I won't be using the app unless I have a morning call with a student.

    The cold water tip and its benefits is something I'm definitely going to utilize tomorrow

    and.. I agree with drinking water with lemon is very benefitial!

    Thanks for the tips!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeadStartSEO
    I can't begin to describe how much cold showers have changed my life. It only took 3 or 4 days of getting into the habit before it stopped being a big deal.

    It's so EASY because it doesn't require effort, just standing under the water and letting the emotional rush do its thing.
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    Drinking water is important and getting some exercise is an excellent way to get energized for a full productive day.




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    Great tips man,Maybe you've thought about getting up early to enjoy the day. If not, why not? People who are successful / happy realizing the benefits of getting up early, to have time for them.

    If you are already on board to become an early riser That's how it's done. This strategy will be easier to create the most beneficial habit in your life.
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    • Profile picture of the author egyptik
      Originally Posted by abdovic View Post

      Great tips man,Maybe you've thought about getting up early to enjoy the day. If not, why not? People who are successful / happy realizing the benefits of getting up early, to have time for them.

      If you are already on board to become an early riser That's how it's done. This strategy will be easier to create the most beneficial habit in your life.
      True! I know about numerous successful people that get up at around 5 AM, then do some type of workout and start working an hour later, at around 6.

      I have not tried it myself since I feel more producive later at night. However, I'd like to try it some time, but I think it will take some planning and endurance to turn it into a habbit before it becomes beneficial..
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  • Profile picture of the author sophiadixon
    Thank you for sharing these tios with all of us. Two of these morning tips I do almost every day, but I never take a cold shower. I can't stand cold water when I take baths or showers, but maybe I will try this sometime, just to see how I feel.
    Very helpful tips for those who will decide to follow them.
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    Thanks for the tips to get rid of morning bed laziness.I agree with taking a glass of water as we get off bed and I am working on

    -Not to hit the snooze button.
    -Exercising in the morning
    -Take a shower.

    please don't try not to rush.
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    • Profile picture of the author bobcath
      Good tips. I have problems with snooze button too! It forms a habit, i.e. just keep hitting it! Not sure if I could apply the method of the app, would wake too many others in my house, so looking for another idea to encourage me to get up on first alarm. So far the simplest I've found is to put the alarm out of reach so that I need to physically get out of bed to switch it off.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
    I am an early riser and here are my 3 steps on my way to work every morning.

    1. Breath on a mirror. If it fogs up I am alive. That is a good sign.

    2. Start a pot of coffee, go the the bathroom, and take my meds. Before the pot is done get my first cup of coffee which is about 4 minutes.

    3. Take the 15 second commute to the home office and get to work!
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    I always thought that if I didn't want to get up in the morning and get going with the day then I wasn't looking forward to anything. So I work at night to change my mindset and plan for the following day so when I wake up I'm ready to rip into it.
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  • The 3 morning habits I can't do without are:

    1. Waking my daughter (with hugs and kissess) for school and having breakfast with her. This, for me, is better than coffee. Nothing perks me up more than seeing my daughter excited to go to school.

    2. Exercising with my husband. I'm lazy when it comes to exercising. Good thing I was finally able to convince my husband to be my gym buddy.

    3. Lots of water and some strong green tea. Refreshing and relaxing at the same time.
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