The No Rush Morning

After only a few days of doing The Miracle Morning, I find that I really like it. I like to have some time for myself before rushing of to work. I’ve already written more in three days than in the previous two weeks combined. I work out every morning. I love it. And the good thing is: I don’t have the feeling I’m missing out on anything in the evening even while I’m going to bed earlier.

Even if you’re not doing the Miracle Morning, you can still start your day without feeling rushed. If you’re anything like most people, you’ve probably calculated your wake-up time in the following way: “I have to be at work at 9am, my travel time is 40 minutes, it takes me about 35 minutes to get up, have breakfast and get ready, so I have to set my alarm at 7:45.”

I used to do it like that, too. Mostly I’d also go to bed too late for getting enough sleep. Next I’d be hitting snooze, sleep some more, feel rushed all morning while trying to get ready in time, finally arriving at work just in time and often a few minutes late.

But for the last few years I’ve started waking up earlier, so I could enjoy the morning more. I’m not overly fond of my work (like too many people, I guess), I do like the time after work, which I spend with the kids and my wife, but in the evening I mostly sit or lie on the couch. I’m not sure if I’d call that ‘enjoying’ life. :)

So I get up earlier.

There’s no rush. I make some tea. I read a book while having breakfast. I really enjoy this part of the day now and I never hit snooze on my alarm.

Even if you’re not a morning person, studies have shown that your mind is freshest the first few hours after waking up. Why not use that time to invest in yourself instead of wasting it?