I use to wake up early to be productive; to get an extra hour or two of work in before the everyone else. I refused to slow down because I perceived slow as lazy.
Now, I wake up to early to be still, to be grateful. I allow myself to enjoy an extra few minutes outside with my dog to watch the sunrise. I allow myself to enjoy a cup of coffee.
I have learned there is power in stillness.
And, for me stillness is achieved when I wake up early.J