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Tip #29. Wake Up And Smile!

“Wake up and Smile? And what then?” – you’ll ask. That’s it! Just smile, and see what happens. Kudos for this tip goes to Aaron Potts and his Today is that Day blog. In his recent post on 8 Tips on How to Get Out of Bed even When You Don’t Want To he mentions this incredibly simple yet amazingly powerful tip. Yes, all you need is a big smile. Here is how it works and why (quoting Aaron)...

For starters, you need to think of something to smile about. Think of something that you are grateful for in your life, and actually physically smile when you think of it.

You can't just think happy thoughts - that won't do it. You will be amazed at how much the physical act of smiling will bring your mind into focus on your life, and also start to shake off the cobwebs of sleep.

This has the added bonus of energetically setting yourself up to attract even more things to be grateful for, so you get two perks for the price of one by simply smiling like you mean it!

As of now this tip wins the title of the simplest wake up trick on this site! Indeed, is there anything that could be simpler than that?

This tip will not necessarily make you wake up, you still need an alarm clock for that. But it will fire up the power within you to make you stand up and start your day in a positive mood. Think about coming day as a day of unlimited opportunities, and keep that smile with you through the day!

Read full article from Aaron at his Today is that Day blog.

Sweet dreams and happy early wake ups to you all!

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nicusor says:
8/15/2007 11:11:20 PM
I'm always smiling when I wake up - I just look at the beautiful angel next to me!


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Marrisa says:
8/17/2007 4:39:46 AM
I always start a new day smiling in the arms of the man I love...

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8/18/2007 4:52:54 AM
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Sara/ses5909 says:
8/18/2007 12:31:56 PM
This is a really neat website idea. I need to read through more of your tips. I'm going to try to start waking by 6:30 in the morning if I can and it's so hard because some nights it is so hard for me to fall asleep. Do you have a blog about falling asleep early?

DayJobNuker says:
8/19/2007 7:46:24 PM
WOW. My wife need your site. She has trouble getting up before 9 AM!

I hate my job and I am going to NUKE it at

Adam_Y says:
8/21/2007 12:29:09 PM
Very good tip, sure beats my regular routine of swearing when I wake up.

Goyin says:
8/21/2007 4:18:05 PM
I also believe in the power of positive thinking. I really think it makes it so that your environment is a product of you and not the other way around.
Henrik Edberg says:
8/29/2007 5:10:40 AM
That´s a great little tip! Very simple and useful.

CFernandes says:
9/1/2007 12:28:16 PM
Waking up to James Brown "i feel good" also helps!
Wendy @ The Feng Shui Gift Store says:
9/4/2007 2:04:01 PM
Its much easier to wake up and smile when you look out the window and see nothing but beautiful stretches of white sand beaches..

goyin says:
9/18/2007 8:47:58 AM
wendy... are you trying to make us land locked people jealous?
Dansko says:
10/26/2007 6:01:37 AM
If I wake up and smile, my wife will say, "What's wrong with you" , then it probably will be good time to tell her about your blog.

Calvin says:
12/6/2007 11:16:30 AM
Yeah.. its nice to smile everytime when you wake up in the morning, coz it reflects your mood the whole day... so start your day with a smile always.


Dan-cat says:
12/10/2007 6:54:22 AM
God, is it hard to smile in the morning. Just when I wake up, I'm so angry because I have to get up so early.

Jeff- says:
3/5/2008 12:21:50 PM
Love this idea! Many times I wake up feeling groggy and grouchy. I am definitely not a morning person! But I decided to change this by following this principle: Only I took it another level and instead of just smiling when I wake up, I wake up and do something that makes me smile! I wake up and for 10-15 minutes just relax, smile, and play my guitar. Works every time!
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4/10/2008 10:58:14 PM
lot of smile always cheer up the day, trust me

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4/21/2008 1:05:31 PM
I like to take a nice warm shower right when I wake up... that always gets me going.
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4/25/2008 11:21:45 AM
This is a great idea - often times I'll read a few jokes right when I wake up. Cuz if I wake up in a bad mood - it stays with me for the whole day!

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5/24/2008 2:52:33 AM
Totally agree always a lot easier to get up if your in a good mood. I also find when the days are nice and sunny that I'm a lot more motivated to get up.
Ali says:
6/18/2008 5:14:12 PM

This tip #29 caught my ey because it is part of the aloha spirit that I try to live by every single day. Waking up with a smile is an easy thing to do once you decide to do it. Now for those that decide to sleep at bus stops, it's a different story entirely. Visit my name and you'll understand - lol.

I wish you abundant aloha and prosperous blogging!


Carla says:
3/30/2011 6:29:54 PM
@DayJobNuker: You're not crazy, I really want to be like you but I can't. And I think I'll follow your advice and I'll but a new alarm clock to see if it works.
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4/8/2011 2:42:49 AM
As of now this tip wins the title of the simplest wake up trick on this site! Indeed

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4/9/2011 4:51:31 AM
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momitch says:
4/11/2011 4:38:31 PM
I always start my day with a smile. But everytime I see my annoying neighbor outside it always feels like the rain will fall in no time LOL.

kids questions says:
4/19/2011 4:15:34 AM
This is a great idea. You are going to meet people today that will respond to your smile, your small acts of kindness.


Zerust says:
4/25/2011 10:04:06 PM
Hi, Thanks Aaron for such a nice tip to wake with a happy mind. But I never waked up with a smile in my face, may be only 1%, I might have waked up with a smiling face. Anyway thanks for an idea, from today I try to wake up with smile in my face.

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RCA says:
5/8/2011 1:58:33 PM
Yeah, smile ! It certainly helps, but I can't smile on Mondays...I hate them! What should I do :((
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5/8/2011 11:46:42 PM
This is by far the best tip, it really works. Also according to many other theories like Law of attraction and NLP by smiling just after you wake up, your attract happiness in your whole life, by starting your day with a good smile.

rca ieftin says:
9/1/2011 12:45:24 AM
Yeah, positive thinking really works if you try to get up early in the morning. However you should program that in your mind before going to sleep, this way it will be easier to do when you wake up in the morning
diamond rings says:
9/1/2011 12:47:08 AM
I'm really grumpy when I wake up because I'm not a morning person at all...this is why I find it difficult to smile when I wake up. however, I will give your method a try and report back with my results

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9/1/2011 9:45:23 PM
Great tip! It is really how we start our day, when we do it the right way then it will be pleasant going forward. We can also try to redecorate our room to look more positive, using bright colors, motivational posters or whatever things that can lighten up our mood.
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9/7/2011 4:14:37 AM
I too believe. Just a nice Smile can cure old wound and diseases. A Perfect Smile can win 1000s of hearts. And your tips too, create power within and win over every devil.
starting a lawn care business says:
9/8/2011 7:36:45 AM
A smile out typically gets one back. Force one on your face as the alarm clock goes off to get things started. Keep producing them throughout the morning and, before you know it, the smile becomes viral. One foot in front of the other . . .

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9/14/2011 12:45:27 AM
I come to know this tip first time. Thanks for sharing.
Kas says:
9/19/2011 2:35:41 AM
my god u make me laugh so much

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9/20/2011 11:20:29 PM
Smile and the whole world will smile back at you.
Paul@Time To Drink Champagne says:
9/23/2011 2:06:37 AM
This tip actually works! I've noticed that when I wake up in the morning if I just smile, even before I can open my eyes, I feel so much more awake. I think it motivates you to look forward to the day rather than stay in bed.

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9/26/2011 8:04:59 AM
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I like to take a nice warm shower right when I wake up...
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10/8/2011 6:34:40 PM
The moment I open my eyes I say a little prayer and from now on I'll have a smile. Thanks for the inspiration.

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10/12/2011 12:47:29 AM
I don't know but usually smiling is difficult when you have just woke up.

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10/12/2011 12:49:25 AM
This strategy is underrated by most of the people. Every morning i see frown faces all over the streets.
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10/12/2011 9:00:05 AM
Great post - I every morning look at myself in the mirror and I smile. I have to admit that helps everytime and i have amazing start to a new day.

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10/13/2011 5:17:03 AM
Smile in the morning is huge deal for me. I think that is very important because when you smile you have better day.
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10/19/2011 10:47:41 PM
Smiling after waking up is a good thing, you'll immediately feel refreshed. I'm pretty sure, good vibes will come along the way.
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