Why I Love the Morning

Today was my first day back at work in 10 days, which meant getting up early. I’ve heard it takes 3 weeks to create a habit, but I sure got used to sleeping until noon in just under 2. That’s one of the beauties of not having kids. Sleep! Although…I’m usually a morning person. There’s something about waking up before the sun comes up that makes me feel alive.

I hear all of you night owls out there scoffing at me and swearing that you’ll never, ever be a morning person. Here are 5 reasons why you should give it a try:

  1. The Sunrise. I especially love winter sunrises with steam coming off of the snow as the sun first peeks over the horizon.
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  3. The Quiet. When I get up early, my neighborhood is silent. No screaming kids, barking dogs, or power tools. Just pure, glorious silence. I don’t know about you, but my day is filled with noise. Co-workers yackin’, radio playing, tv blaring, phone ringing, horns honking. I embrace the quiet.
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  5. The Caffeine. As some of you know, I love my chai. Especially in the morning. I take my first sip and feel the warmth settle into my belly. Then the caffeine kicks in and I’m ready to start my day.
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  7. The Communal Complaint. One of the first things I do in the morning is check my Facebook news stream on my iPhone. I love reading all of the “I need coffee” and “Uhhh it’s Monday again” status updates. What is that saying…misery enjoys company? It makes me smile. (Although…I’m cutting back on my complaining, so I don’t participate in the comment stream).
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  9. The New Beginning. Each morning is a chance at a new beginning. No matter how bad yesterday was, the morning brings new promise to the day. I find that I can think more clearly and rationalize through problems better first thing in the morning.

Morning Sunrise

So whaddya say? Take my morning challenge this week and wake up 20 minutes earlier than you normally do. Use this time to watch the sunrise or enjoy the quiet. It might just change your day.

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About Wendy from Suburban Misfit

Social Media Manager by day; blogger and amateur photographer by night.
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3 Responses to Why I Love the Morning

  1. Robin says:

    I used to be an early morning person, up at 4am every day for no reason and without an alarm. I learned to love the early mornings, for many of the reasons you listed.

    I’ve been a lazy slug over the past few years, though, and one of my resolutions this year is to start getting up early again. I’m working on it in increments. 🙂

  2. Although I loved my mornings of sleeping in, there is definitely something to be said for the quiet when I leave for work or the gym in the morning. It has still been super tough to get up this week after 12 days off! I’ve seen your Chai at the store and I am excited to try it. I am a fan of the AWAKE tea.

    • I’ve been having a hard time waking up this week too. Hopefully next week I’ll be back to my morning schedule with no issues. Enjoy the Chai! I haven’t tried the AWAKE tea. I’ll have to test it out.

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