20 inspiring quotes to kickstart your day


I am not a morning person. In fact, when my alarm goes off, I’d much rather turn over and sleep the day away. Eventually, a long to-do list and responsibilities get me out of bed, but it takes me a few hours to fully wake up and be productive.

People struggle to ‘get up’ for many reasons—fear, stress, depression, anxiety or laziness are all issues we deal with at one time or another. So what keeps you from getting out of bed and facing the day?

There’s no easy solution to waking up (we’ll leave that for another blog), but if need some motivation to get up with your alarm, then these inspiring quotes could give you the kickstart you need.

Write them out and place them by your bed. When the alarm goes off in the morning, repeat these to yourself and be empowered to start your day positively.

When you wake up anxious

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength—carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

—Corrie ten Boom

“Write it on your heart

that every day is the best day in the year.

He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day

who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. “

—Ralph Waldo Emmerson

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity”

—T.S. Eliot

“Anxiety's like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far.”

Jodi Picoult


When you need motivation

“I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, “aw shit, he's up!”

Steve Maraboli

“Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be LIVED. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically LIVED.”

Mandy Hale

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”

—Kurt Vonnegut

“What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?”

—John Green

When you wake up afraid

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

—Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do your thing and don't care if they like it.”

Tina Fey

“Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.”

— Donald Miller

“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”

Veronica Roth


When you wake up feeling stressed

“Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.”

—Howard Thurman

“You don't need a plan; you just need to be present.”

—Bob Goff

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

—William James

“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.”

C.G. Jung


If you struggle with depression

“Don’t give up. Don’t give up on your story. Don’t give up on the people you love. Hope is real. Love is real. It’s all worth fighting for.”

Jamie Tworkowski

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

Albert Camus

“I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.”

—Elizabeth Gilbert

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

C.S. Lewis

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