So today is day 3 the hardest day to get up yet. Actually I realise it's not the getting up it's the waking up part. But I did it, I have and I need to be proud of that achievement. My husband already says he can't believe I'm turning into a morning person.
5:30 am again silence everywhere, it's such a beautiful way to start the day. I've been missing out on this until now. Previously my mornings have started by listening to some awful track that came on the radio, sharp and loud, jolting me from my sleep on at least 5 occasions each and every day after pressing snooze. I don't miss that part for sure. I would then start getting myself, children and the dog prepared for our day, it never felt like we had 'enough' time.
I have always had a morning practise of grounding and aligning myself with sound therapy using tuning forks and being in nature. I have done this consistently for around 2 years and on reflection 5:30am is a much better time of day to start and incorporate this, but I do include my children so for now at least this extra hour is mine and our sound therapy time will continue when the rest of the house wakes up.
As a sound therapist I should have had the foresight to know that alarm and snooze routine was not energetically or emotionally good for you! I tell myself off, laugh reminding myself of what I know and then re-focus on the first part of the Miracle Morning.
Silent meditation and as my mind stops chattering about the process of getting up early, it focuses on how everything is still, silent and calm. I hear my breath, I feel the oxygen fill and revitalise my body, I feel calm and centre perfectly in the moment of now. In order to keep myself on track I set a timer that quietly vibrates after after 10 minutes, I could meditate for much longer but I like to fit in everything in the extra hour I have given myself and I can always mediate again later. I have often scheduled time in my day to do this even before the Miracle Morning came into my life.
One thing the silence has show me is that I get up before the birds! At around 6:30 am they start to sing and I know even without looking at the clock that it's time to get ready for my day. My morning routine has always included a cup of tea and a mindful walk or time spent in my garden. So today as I did this I made sure I gave thanks for my day ahead and the blessings of nature around me.