I don’t want to jinx myself but I think I’ve got this whole morning person thing on lock.
Let’s back up a second. In case you don’t know, I have never been a morning person. Getting out of bed in the morning is harder for me than burpees and I can’t even form a coherent sentence until I have one full cup of strong coffee flowing through my veins. I am cranky until about 9 a.m. when I finally begin to feel semi-human. I manage to get up super early to run on Saturday mornings, but that’s only because I know a nap is in my future.
I’ve always wanted to be a morning person. I envy those people who stroll into the office listing off the 5 things they’ve already accomplished before even getting to work. I kind of hate them but I also want to be them. I can barely make it out the door on time, let alone get shit done before work. Like, who are these people? I always assumed they had some genetic mutation I wasn’t lucky enough to possess.
In an effort to become the person I wish to be, I decided to go to bed earlier in order to wake up earlier this week. Brilliant idea, right? 😉 Not so surprisingly, it works! I know, I know. Common sense. Why haven’t I done this sooner? I’ve never been able to force myself into bed before 10:30 or 11pm every night. But it’s a total game changer!
I popped a melatonin every night around 8:30 and got into bed by 9 and read until about 9:30. This little routine allowed me to hop out of bed a full hour earlier than normal and lace up my running shoes before dawn. I’d take a few sips of coffee, throw on a hat and hit the trails near my house.
Holy cow. That “early to bed, early to rise” thing is so worth it!
I actually got to see the sunrise. And guess what – it’s gorgeous! Absolutely stunning. It gives me chills and I can hardly look away. At this early hour, I have complete solitude with the exception of one or two other runners who seem to be equally as happy as I am out there on the trails. We have a special little bond (or so I think).
When I wake up and get those endorphins going first thing, I seriously feel like I can conquer the world. I feel like a new woman! This whole morning person thing is the business and I’m in it to win it.
And you better believe I strolled into the office every day this week beaming and cheery AF. Acting like I cured cancer or something instead of simply running a few miles at sunrise. Just let me have my moment and then I’ll come back down to earth, ok?
Are you one of those annoying morning people?
It’s ok, I am now, too. 😉