The morning is the best time of the day, and if you start using it more wisely and making the best of it, your life will change dramatically.
Nothing beats waking up early, having time for yourself, dedicating it to your morning routine and activities like reading and writing, having a healthy breakfast and cup of coffee, a quick workout and planning out the following day.
If you’ve wondered why so many successful people choose to wake up earlier than they have to, and why you should start doing the same, here are the main reasons:
What Makes The Early Morning The Most Inspiring Time of the Day
1. It’s time only for yourself.
Often people get to be by themselves and do whatever they feel like only in the early hours of the day.
After that, everyone else wakes up, notifications and tasks start coming up from everywhere, the daily problems and worries occur, and in a nutshell – life happens.
And that usually brings stress.
But if you wake up earlier in order to have more “me” time, you’ll take everything that happens later in the day with less stress.
2. The early morning is peaceful.
There’s silence, and no one else is up to disturb you.
Also, your phone won’t ring, you’re not missing out on anything simply because the day hasn’t officially started yet. You don’t have any task to do right now and can dedicate the time to some pleasant activities.
All that brings such peace to your life. It starts with the morning, but then you carry it throughout the whole day with you.
3. You don’t need to be in a hurry.
Getting up earlier and having more time means not rushing out the door, not being late and forgetting stuff.
Just the contrary – it gives you time to drink your coffee slowly, to write or read or listen to music, or to just do nothing and enjoy the silence.
Whatever it is you decide to do first thing in the morning, you can enjoy it, experience it by being mindful of your current activity and doing it slowly.
4. The time before dawn is magical.
The early morning itself is inspiring. There’s just something about it that can’t be explained.
It’s mainly the peace and silence that can only be found there, but also the fact that the whole world is getting up, preparing for a new day, and that you just woke up and your mind is susceptible to everything you engage it in.
5. Fill that time with creative activities.
It’s no coincidence that most writers prefer to write early in the morning, and create their best work as a result of that.
There’s the solitude and inspiration needed for the job, and even if you’re not a writer, you can take advantage of that.
Do some reading. Open a blog that motivates you to take action, go through your favorite books, read quotes or poetry. Whatever it is that puts you in the mood to then enjoy the whole day, smile for no reason and appreciate and enjoy the present moment.
Mornings are the perfect time for writing morning pages.
Take a pen or open your laptop and share what’s on your mind, journal your thoughts, write down 5 things you’re thankful for and what will make today great.
How you start your day matters. What you do first thing in the morning affects how your day will end too.
So make the best of it. Use that extra hour or two to take things slowly, to get inspired, to plan things out and prepare mentally for the day, and to drink your cup of coffee in peace. You can also devote this extra time to hustling on your side business project.
Simply turn your morning into a pleasant ritual of positivity, creativity and peace.
What do you think?
What other inspiring activities can you add to your mornings so that you can enjoy them even more?