I admit, I really love silence. As much as I love my kids, I love it when I have time alone at home in silence. When the kids are home, I wake up crazy early just to have my coffee in peace and quiet. And my kids are really good so it’s not like when they wake up the cacophony begins. It’s just that I need quiet to begin my day – just a little bit – but it’s necessary all the same. Do you feel that way?
It’s a ritual now for me. I like to get up early to enjoy my coffee and plan my day. After that brief time, I can do whatever needs to be done without problem and it can be as noisy as kids and chaotic single parenting can be. I just need my ‘me time’ in order to greet the day.
I like my alone time that I’ve carved out for myself. I let my thoughts wander. I plan the day. I double check the kids’ schedules and mine. I sometimes get a little spiritual and make a gratitude list. I send up requests too because I figure you never know who’s listening!
If the weather is decent, I’ll even go outside. I like to look around, sipping my coffee and listening to Mother Nature’s music. That brings me immense peace.
Do you have a morning ritual too?