Early to Rise

Daily writing prompt
What are your morning rituals? What does the first hour of your day look like?

Funny that this is the question of the day when I have recently started to focus on my morning routine as a way to keep peace and calm alive in my life. I have found that when I accomplish these activities in the morning, I don’t miss out on them by getting “too busy” later on in the day. Ideally, the first hour of my day starts at 4:45 AM. Yep, you read that right. The house is quiet and I have my thoughts all to myself with little interference. A full body stretch and drinking a glass of water get me moving a bit. Then it’s time to take my dog out for his morning routine. Once we are back in my focus becomes preparing myself for the day through meditation, positive affirmations, 5 minutes or more of yoga, and reading. Bonus mornings are those where I can go for a walk outside or get to the gym before I get my day started with dropping kids off at school and heading to work.