Nowadays, I am a morning person. I typically wake up refreshed, in a good mood and I don't crave caffeine in order for me to get from my bed to the door.
It hasn't always been like this. Although I was never someone who would sleep in until lunchtime if given the chance, my mornings would always be somewhat rushed. I found myself waking feeling tired, dreading the day and multitasking between breakfast and getting myself ready.
I knew I wanted a different start to my day - one that would bring me joy, energy and peace. And I knew that things would continue to stay the same unless I made the commitment to do something about it.
1 year later, rising early is now something that I welcome into my morning routine. It has been one of the best things I have done for myself as it has made a huge impact on all aspects of my life.
I find that when I get out of bed earlier, I have more time in the mornings to become aware of the stillness, appreciate the sunrise and do things slowly with intention.
For my mornings, I use this time to really look after myself; whether it be catching up on reading, preparing a nourishing breakfast, doing yoga, or simply enjoying the quiet as the day begins. I use this time to do something that brings me joy. With this comes a sense of calm and flow that stays with me throughout the day; even during the most hectic and stressful moments.Read More