I am a morning person convert. I have done years of late shifts and music related things that naturally swing the other way but these days I tend to start earlier without honestly getting that “you may not speak to me yet” thing which others seem to suffer from. Something interesting happens. I’m still productive but not in my usual ADHD way. If I’m up and working first thing it’s as if that action alone actually has a soothing quality so I can put my plans in sequence. It’s a bit like showing up a little extra early for work. You can ease into full speed. Giving yourself that little extra time before the day is the best thing possible for your stress level because it makes those necessary waits into something less frantic.
Early morning in Victoria is one of my favorite things as well. On a day off, really treat yourself to it. Go for a walk downtown in the early morning. Stop by a cafe where you aren’t standing in a line up looking at the value deal options. Wander about the cool of the streets strewn with shadow and sun down to the harbour where the sound of the water below the causeway is the loudest thing you hear.
Early mornings don’t have to be about work. They can be meditative. Maybe let’s use the word reflective.
Or just nice.
Mornings can be nice.
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