Yesterday, I resolved to try and get up a little earlier every morning. Reading Zen Habits, Leo says that one of the best decisions he’s made was to start getting up earlier. He gets up at 4:30am every morning, but I’m starting small and looking to start waking up consistently at 6:40, and then over time, I’d like to see if I can get into the habit of getting up at 6.
Strangely, I’m not entirely sure what it is I want to do while I’m up so early. For now, being able to have a meditation session and have a nice quiet cup of coffee is enough. I’m thinking that maybe reading, or maybe even writing, could be interesting. Taking the dogs for a walk would likely be another worthwhile activity. Things are so quiet that early in the morning that I’m sure a walk in the park would be very peaceful.
Either way, I just want to get in the habit of getting up early and I’m sure I’ll find something to do (though I’m trying to be somewhat productive and avoid going on Reddit or reading blogs). I know that when I do get up early, I feel better. I’m more awake when I get to work and I don’t feel as rushed in the morning.