I always considered myself a morning person every time the alarm sounded off at 6:30 A.M., but I couldn’t be more wrong. I was soon to become a true morning person when my guy took a new job some years back that had him getting up at 4:30.
Though he kept insisting for me to sleep in, I couldn’t let him go off to work without a proper breakfast. Thus, I gradually trained myself to disregard the shadowy darkness. Being the case, my mission to see him off properly meant sneaking out of bed before that annoying buzzing of the alarm sounded to take care of myself. After tending to personal needs, I washed, dressed, applied makeup, styled my hair, and quickly brushed and gargled to look my best.
The little extra attention I paid to my appearance was another simple way to keep the romance going because it showed how valuable he was to me. After all, I wanted to leave him with romantic thoughts about the woman he fell in love with that was waiting for him later at home. Waking up with sleep still in my eyes, disheveled hair and bad breath is a definite turn-off that can help lead your man to stray so why chance it?
What You Gain When You Become a Morning Person
I’ll be honest with you, but it does take some time for your body to adjust to an earlier schedule. Once you do, you suddenly appreciate what you gain in exchange for giving up those few extra hours.
You get to enjoy your first cup of coffee to the pleasant melody of birds chirping in morning song instead of the excited voices of children trying to get ready for school. Thoughts are easier to come by listening to their beautiful song as you plan out your day.
I live in the suburbs, but the animals congregate in my backyard like a zoo. When you become a morning person, you may be able to see more of them such as deer sleeping or munching, turkeys and squirrels competing for the same birdseed if have a bird feeder or see a squad of raccoons returning as proud conquerors from their latest garbage can raid as they march by.
You also have time to catch some morning antics of a neighbor that may make it a habit if you live on a street like mine without streetlights to use a cell phone to protect him or her in a walk for the morning bus from any encounter with skunks. Though it is a good idea to save from possibly stepping on a road kill, it also can be risky in the case of skunks.
Just for the record, if you ever find a skunk in your path and aim a light at it, the skunk will not take kindly to it. The skunk will take it as a challenge and shoot you with his perfume.
If you’re lucky to have a kitchen that faces east, you may be able to drink that cup of coffee and watch a beautiful sunrise. It always amazes me to stare in reverence at the rising sun glowing with orange and yellow until it drifts illuminating its path along the trees and eventually into the room.
Another benefit when you become a morning person is that you get more done in your daily schedule, which is vital when you blog. I start writing my blog about 5:30 to get my work underway. Seriously though, I stay connected 24 hours a day and still not do all that I want to do. But the few extra hours gained added to my writing schedule is helpful for allowing me to do better work and balance household and family tasks in between.
When you become a morning person, you also find time to fit in exercise that you may be making an excuse to avoid. I find taking a morning break by going for a quick stroll around my block does help the mental process, overall health and the figure from sitting too long at the computer.
I do admit we go to bed early now that we became morning people. I don’t watch as much television, but who needs all that television when you have more fun things to do when you both call it a night? This is another reason you should become a morning person too!
Are you a morning person?