Here are a couple daydream hacks to help you get going first thing in the morning when all you want to do is sleep.
#1 The Get out of bed daydream
This one is for those morning when you wake up but you just don’t want to get up.
First, notice how much you don’t want to get up. Is it because your body is tired and you actually need more sleep? Or is it more that you aren’t looking forward to your day? Maybe even dreading it?
Next, notice what time is it? Hold onto that. Now, without falling back asleep, picture yourself getting out of bed, putting your feet on the floor, and walking to the bathroom. Turn on the light in your mind and grab your toothbrush. Splash some water on it. Put your toothpaste on the brush, and then put it in your mouth. Imagine the taste as your brush your teeth a bit.
Look in the mirror. See your face. Wow! You look cute! So bedhead cute! Spit out the toothpaste and rinse. Splash a little water on that cute face, feeling the wetness as it wakes up your face. Grab the towel, and feel the fibers against your skin.
Picture yourself getting in the shower. The water feels perfect. Let it run over your head a second as you put shampoo in your hand. Smell that clean, fresh smell that you love. Feel your hair in your hands as you wash and rinse your hair. Get your soap on and then rinse it off. Feel how your clean skin is awake now.
See yourself hopping out of the shower, grabbing a towel and getting dry fast. Wrap up your hair and grab some lotion. Smell that wonderful fragrance as you smooth it all over your soft skin. Now you smell just lovely! Is it cool on your warm skin or warm on your cool skin? Whichever feels best, imagine that.
Do you love the silence in the morning or have music? Put it on, whichever. Now listen to it for a second in your mind. Enjoy that. Now imagine picking out your clothes: pull it on, slide it up, fasten it, straighten, smooth it out.
Picture your shoes, boots, flipflops or slippers…whichever you want to put on. See them on your feet, fastened. Listen again to the sounds of your morning. Smell the lotion on your skin. Taste the flavor in your mouth. See yourself dressed and put together. Feel your damp hair in your hands as you dry it the rest of the way, ready to be styled how you like.
Keep going with the details until you actually get motivated and get out of bed. Notice what time it is…… How many minutes did that take? Repeat daily and see how many minutes it takes each time. How many times does it take before it becomes automatic?
3 days? 5? 7? Once it is, you are ready for daydream #2, Clean the house.
This is one of my personal favorites, so I’d love to hear how this visualization works out for you.