Greeting The Day Early ~ Finding Refreshment in the Morning

Hey there, do you have a set portion of the day that you feel more peaceful? Each day is a gift, still there’s something about mornings that I really enjoy. How we greet the day can influence our approach to the rest of the day.

Ever heard someone say they don’t enough hours in the day to do this or that? Ever thought or said it yourself?

Though the contents of our lives vary, we all have the same 24 hours. An early morning start can create more breathing room in the day, even if doing so means you take a 15 minutes siesta in the afternoon. It’s not about trying to full up the 24hrs, but more in tuning into the refreshment that’s present in the morning, to pace and use energy well throughout the course of the day. Today’s post that shares some highlights about waking up early in the morning.

Benefits of greeting the day early include:

  • the healthy crispness of the fresh air (before traffic hits the road)
  • beautiful nature views
  • soft refreshing sunlight
  • quiet time for healthier-paced thoughts
  • birdsongs in the early morning
  • time to read or journal (usually) without interruption (before the phone starts ringing or pinging)
  • stretch or workout before the body gets too heavy with food

There’s really no other part of the day that compares to morning. They’re the official start of each day. You’ll find that the more you start waking up (by grace) at a set (earlier) time, even if prompted by a pleasant-sounding alarm at first, your mind and body will soon take the cue, and wake up minutes before the alarm so you can start the day on a quiet, light and refreshed note.

(c) Joy Within

Instead of beginning the day feeling sluggish or rushed, you’ll be eager to experience the serenity that’s found in the quiet of mornings and prompted to give thanks for the gift of a new day. This time helps us to better face whatever the day brings, having already enjoyed a pocket of uninterrupted peace and quiet for deep gifted breaths, clear thoughts, and light tasks.

Related post: “Benefits Of Waking Up Early In The Morning


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Your life has a purpose way beyond your to-do list. Join the journey here for gentle reminders. Indra is a blogger, songwriter, singer and homecook from Barbados. Joyful Life|Creative Calling shares content steps for the creatively-inclined, encouragement, interviews and happy home life moments. If you're called to reset the quality, pace and volume of your life for the better, there are plenty posts with hopefully-helpful tips. As a teen, she almost gave up on life. Now as a woman saved by grace, she lives with purpose, writing, editing and recording while enjoying the kitchen, garden and long walks. Feel free to join the journey and click subscribe, for firsthand updates on new posts, guest features and encouragement along the way.

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