Do you wake up early or late?
If you usually wake up late, try waking up early in the morning for several days. Not just wake up, but get out of your bed and wash your face.
You will discover that the early morning hours are so peaceful, beautiful and relaxing. It is so peaceful outside and inside the house.
There is such a pleasant quietude. No kids yelling, no cars and trucks, no loud noises and no errands to run. You have time completely for yourself, which you can use to meditate, think, read, write, walk or do anything you like, with no one to disturb or distract you.
- Early in the morning is a great time to enjoy the peace before starting your day.
- It is a time you can enjoy peace and some free time for yourself, doing what you love doing.
Are you afraid you might be tired during the day if you get up earlier? Then go a little earlier to sleep at night.
Try to get up just 10 minutes earlier for a few days. Then, extent to to 20 minutes. The pleasure and benefits you will get when you wake up earlier will fill you with energy and sense of power.
Getting up earlier will also free you from the rush of the morning. You will have the time to prepare to go to work comfortably and without getting nervous or impatient.
Having the time in the morning to exercise a little, eat read or meditate will affect your whole day, putting you into a positive, calm and happy mood. There will certainly be inner resistance to get early, but if you persevere with this habit, the resistance and difficulty will disappear after some time.
Enjoy the Peace of the morning
You will find the morning peace so pleasant and relaxing, but it will also supply you with energy for the day ahead.
You can also arrange your time so that you can eat breakfast and drink a cup of coffee, quietly, and with no rush.
Soaking yourself with the peace and quietude of the morning will affect your entire day, making you more focused, alive, happy, kind and peaceful.
Always remind yourself that when you get up early you enjoy the morning peace and have some free time for yourself!
- Open a window or get out for a few minutes and enjoy the fresh air of the morning.
- Look at the beautiful sky and at the clouds.
- Listen to song or two that you like.
- Read a chapter from your favorite book.
- Meditate for a few minutes.
- Just sit down on your terrace, near the window or in the kitchen, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.
- If your are “adventurous”, go out for a short walk.
There are many things you can do in the early morning, while everyone else at your home is still sleeping. It is your “me time”.
Want to bring more peace into your life? Read Peace of Mind in Daily Life.
“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
– Henry David Thoreau
“The difference between rising at five and seven o’clock in the morning, for 40 years, supposed a man to go to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly equivalent to the addition of ten years to a man’s life.”
– Philip Doddridge
“How you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
– Lemony Snicket
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love”
– Marcus Aurelius
“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.”
– Maya Angelou
“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.”
“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.”
– Mark Twain
“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
– Dalai Lama
“Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.”
– Susan Cain
“Free time keeps me going.”
– Gus Van San