The early bird catches the worm, right? I've always been a morning, person. Of course, I enjoyed my fair share of mid-afternoon rises when I was a stroppy teenager. Those days are long gone now and 8am is what I consider a huge lay in. Especially during the warmer months I love getting up that little bit earlier. I can practically hear people groaning at the title of this post, but let me share with you the joy of an early morning.
I'm not one for rushing around, in fact, I can't stand it. When I've got somewhere to be I always set my alarm for 45 minutes earlier than I need to so that I can enjoy waking up and getting ready. There is something so blissful about the AM as it's like the world hasn't quite begun yet, especially at the weekend.
Nowadays I tend to start my workday a lot earlier so I can finish earlier or have a break in-between. I'm a sucker for getting ahead with work and by starting earlier helps me to do this. Replying to all your e-mails before people have even had the chance to sit down at their desk will always be one of my favourite things to do.
IT'S YOUR TIME
If you've got up earlier you can do whatever you please with it. My favourite thing to do at the moment is sit in bed with my coffee and read. I used to open up my laptop straight away and plug into the online world, but now I like to start my day off away from a screen. I'm still trying to get myself out of the habit of immediately checking my phone as soon as I open my eyes, but I've got a feeling that will take me years to kick that one.
YOU CAN DECIDE HOW YOUR DAY IS GOING TO BE
There are always going to be circumstances that we can't control, but there are so many that we can. I'm a big believer that we can choose how our day is going to pan out with what actions we take in the morning. So I try to make all my tasks in the morning something I look forward to doing. That way I'm pretty much guaranteed to have an awesome day and be excited to wake up. Doing something you can't stand as soon as your day starts is never going to make you dread the arrival of the AM.