I am a morning person.
It is not that I roll out of bed each day with a smile on my face and a song in my heart, or that I am overflowing with enthusiasm to begin each and every day as early as possible. I tend to be a quieter, more Midwestern morning person.
There is nothing quite like the feeling of a new beginning, the sense that a good night’s sleep has helped me resolve and settle some longstanding conflict with myself. Of course, I have not enjoyed a good night’s sleep every morning. Sometimes I have wrestled with those internal conflicts and kept myself from the refreshment I need.
I like to get out and about. A good morning walk helps me clear away concerns and anxiety, gets the blood flowing, and helps me think more clearly. Walking in the morning helps me awaken to the life around me. I become more aware of the people, the aromas, the sounds and the silence, the way the weather feels, the joy of stretching my legs and moving around.
My morning usually sets the tone for the rest of my day. I do my best thinking in the morning, and have most of my most profound ideas. I feel most at home in the morning. I think I probably write better in the morning, and make a little more sense. I am a better listener in the morning.
The challenge for me each morning is to be present to its newness, to let go of the regrets and frustrations of yesterday and not to be snared by the fantasies and fear of the future.
Have a great morning!
Are you a morning person?
Which part of the day makes you feel most at home?
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