Here’s a quick list of 10 fun, yet effective techniques you can use to wake up your partner in the morning and get them out of bed:
Fun Earrings: Find a fun, meaningful activity that gets both of you going. Ten minutes or less is plenty enough. Think about something you’re both interested in but don’t necessarily involve sex. For example, if you’re interested in learning a new skill as a way to impress somebody special in your life, try cooking for a night or doing some home repair.
Complementing the Look of the Bed: If you and your partner are feeling particularly exhausted, simply complement their look. “Your eyes are very tired,” you might say. Or “You look kind of blue.” Be sincere with your compliments. It’s best not to overdo it, however, as you don’t want to appear as though you’re trying to change their opinion of you or make them jealous.
Do You Need a Dramatic Climax: While it’s rare, some couples have trouble getting caught in the moment and need a dramatic climax to overcome their anxieties. When this happens, don’t be afraid to use humor. Some couples have been known to laugh so hard they passed out. This is a rare occurrence, but hey, it happened: use it when it works.
Ten Minutes in a Hurry: Sometimes we want to get things done quickly. Whether it’s to get out of the shower, out the door to a movie theater, or on your lunch break, it’s good to bust out a few minutes here and there to whip through something. But ten minutes in a hurry? Not cool. Keep it brief, even if it’s a quick pick-me-up.
Ten Minutes With Friends: If you have at least one friend who’s got more time on their hands than you do, consider having them over for a quickie. Ten minutes can go by so fast, it might feel like an eternity, but when you have company, it’s great to just sit back and relax. It’s also good to be able to vent to friends about what’s going on even if it’s just so they know to stay away from you when you need to have someone read your blog post about how bad the day was at the office.
Ten Minutes Before Bed: Do you snore at night? Do you have a hard time getting to sleep when you’re tired? Then it might be time for a little something before you head off to bed. There are several different things that can help you loosen up before you go to sleep. All you have to do is find a quiet place where you can lie down, close your eyes, and start thinking about something… anything!
Ten Minutes Before a Fight: Sometimes you get caught up in everything you have to do, and you don’t want to think about fighting until you have to. That’s fine; just take ten minutes and figure out what you have to do. Maybe meditate or try to listen to some calming music. Whatever you do, get it done! It’ll make you feel better, and it’ll help you prepare for a great fight.
Ten Minutes Before an Exam: If you’ve been cramming all week, and you have a big test coming up, then it’s probably time to stop and relax. Take ten minutes and think about the questions you have coming up. Is there anything else you can do to improve your chances of passing this test? If so, then, by all means, do it! Whether it’s a walk around the school or taking a fire road ride or anything else you can think of to get your mind off the exam, do it!
Ten Minutes Before an Interview: You just got out of the shower. Now you’re sitting for an interview. What’s going to happen during the interview? Are you ready? Take ten minutes and figure out what you’re going to say.
Ten Minutes Before an Acing: Last year at my consulting job I was interviewing for a CEO position. I felt very calm and collected, but I knew something was wrong. During the interview, I asked the candidate one question. “Do you have something in mind for retirement, Mr. Grant?”