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my thoughts on making the most out of all of life's minutes…

I see the sunrise!


Good Morning!

I mean that literally!

I remember when I was in high school, for some reason our biology teacher, Mrs. Copeland, told us a secret of hers.  She said that everyone morning she got up about an hour earlier than everyone else in her home.  She continued to say that this was her protected time, where she read the paper, got a cup of coffee and just sat in the quiet and stillness of the day and the house.

I’m not really sure how or why she was telling us this in a high school biology class, but over the years (over twenty now – eeekkk) – – this has resonated with me.  So much so, that I think of Mrs. Copeland often as I, myself, rise early the majority of my mornings too.

I’ve always been a bit of a morning person – well – I tend to wake pretty easily.  Even with my insomnia issues I’ve suffered from over the last ten years, I always seems to get up relatively early.  This morning, even before my alarm went off at 5:30am – I was awake by 4:45am.

Like Mrs. Copeland, I enjoy the stillness of the morning.  Usually, I get work done, sometimes I read, sometimes I stay in bed and watch the morning news.  I find that within this time, I can start my day on my terms – and not in response to alarm clocks, kids, dogs, etc.

If you are thinking to yourself – “Amy – this is crazy talk – I”m not giving up one extra minute of sleep.” – -I would like to invite you to give it a try.  Maybe one morning a week to be quiet and with yourself.  Save this time and protect it.  I’m not suggesting you need to jump in and get to work.  Do something you enjoy – maybe read a chapter in you book, watch a show you DVR’d or just – – be.

I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Do you think this is crazy — crazy/brilliant or crazy/crazy!

“The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years.”  ~Thomas Jefferson

PS – – I Tweeted about my blog yesterday about quoting Melissa d’Arabian from Food Network and she retweeted my post!  How cool is she???



Author: amymunns

Finding more minutes in your day. Specializing in time management, goal setting, prioritizing tasks for small business, busy professionals and active families.

7 thoughts on “I see the sunrise!

  1. I have never been a “morning person”. My mom has endless stories about dragging me out of bed for school. I have a dozen report cards about my morning tardiness.

    But for me that moment happens around midnight. Dan’s fast asleep (he’s a morning person like you), the animals are sleeping, the neighborhood is quiet, the phone isn’t ringing and that is MY TIME. I can do whatever I want with it.

  2. That is awesome Sonya! Yup – exact same concept – just finding and protecting quiet time – it is amazing what it can do for the other parts of your day. Thanks for the comments.

  3. Yup, Im that other morning person Amy too….I too love the peacefulness, and basically “Me” time that, that time of the morning brings me. Its mainly on weekends. Is it only me, but I have a hard time getting up weekdays, but weekends I wake up early and easily, I swear its mental….Carla

  4. Love it! Thanks Carla!

  5. We definitely need to try this out! Jenni get’s up unbelievably early for Kiro, but the rest of us at MHM can certainly implement this quiet time. Thanks for the idea Carla!!

  6. Thanks MHM! I know – Jenni gets up early – – even for me! Don’t know how she does it. Thanks for reading – Amy.

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