Waking up early for a couple of hours of quiet all to myself is my absolute favourite way to start the day! Today I’m sharing 5 of my favourite ways to enjoy these quiet early mornings.
Hello my friends! It’s time again for another instalment of our cozy living series, hosted by my friend Jennifer at Town & Country Living. I always look forward to seeing the cozy inspiration that everyone has to share each month!
I find some months of the year just naturally feel cozier (I mean it’s hard to not feel cozy when you’re curled up in a warm, chunky sweater in front of the fire). But, I also feel like some times of day tend to bring more cozy vibes as well. In the Winter, our evenings always feel coziest to me as we tuck ourselves into the house from the dark and cold outside after our busy days at school + work.
But in the Summer, it’s the mornings that always feel coziest to me. Maybe it’s the slower pace of our Summer mornings – the fact that we don’t have to rush out the door for school or work and all of the things that come after it. Maybe it’s just that soft sunlight that pours through our windows as I sip my morning coffee. Or it might just be the comfort I find in a few hours of quiet, all to myself while the house is still asleep all around me.
For years now I’ve been setting my alarm for 5:30am, so I can roll out of bed and enjoy a quiet coffee (or two) all to myself before the house wakes up and our day starts moving. I know how crazy that sounds to most people, but honestly, I SO look forward to my quiet early mornings that it’s rarely ever a struggle to wander down for a coffee when that alarm goes off. Admittedly, I’ve always been a morning person, so I’m sure that’s a huge part of why I enjoy these quiet mornings to myself. But, I also find it’s the only part of the day where I’m guaranteed some quiet hours to myself to enjoy some of my favourite things. And so, for this month’s cozy living I thought I’d share a little peek at some of my favourite ways to savour these quiet early mornings…
reflecting on gratitude
I begin and end almost every day reflecting on all that I have to be grateful for. Working through this gratitude journal while I sip my morning coffee is always the first thing I do most mornings. I find it very grounding to start my day thinking about some of the many things I have to be grateful for.
Heading out for a walk or run
I start most mornings with a walk or run. I don’t always feel like venturing outdoors or moving my body first thing in the morning, but I ALWAYS feel so amazing afterwards. There’s something about starting your day soaking in that fresh air and sunshine!
exercising my green thumb
Whether it’s inside or out, tending to our plants is always such a relaxing and rewarding way to start the day.
curling up with a good book
As an avid reader, curling up with a good book is probably my very favourite way to start the day (you can find my latest read here). I mean really, you can find me reading at any given time throughout the day, but I tend to get the majority of my reading done first thing in the morning while the house is quiet and I’m not struggling to keep my eyes open.
warming the house with the smell of baking
Spending some extra time in the kitchen is always a cozy way to start the day, and is especially special for everyone else in the house. I mean who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of something baking in the oven or enjoying something sweet for breakfast!
I’d love to hear about your coziest moments of the day! Are you an early riser? Or do you find more cozy moments in the evenings maybe?
And don’t forget to check out the other cozy ideas from my friends linked up below:
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day my friends!