Quiet mornings are the best

I woke up alone in my bed today. It’s a first since the lockdown began. My partner has begun working again, and left early in the morning to help clean up his workplace.

I rose from bed earlier than I usually do. It was exciting, this alone time and the silence it offered. I made my coffee, washed my face, and sat on the couch of our living space.

As I sipped my coffee, I took my time enjoying the view outside my window. It was a grey day, with wet grass and sleek pavements. There was no person in sight, but occasionally, I would see the birds perching on the trees nearby. It was a peaceful sight.

Yesterday, I listened to a short clip about what one could do every day to spark their creativity. Among the suggestions was to give yourself at least 15 minutes every day of quiet time. It, they said, helps you connect dissonant ideas, and allows you to see new things and find novel solutions. I don’t know at what level these epiphanies are supposed to come to, but today, I did think of roundabout solutions to my dilemmas. Also, I got the brilliant idea of making beef noodle soup. We have leftover bean sprouts and beef stock in the fridge, and I didn’t want to throw them away.

My last post talked about wanting quiet time. Now, I have it – and my, it is so exquisite. Quiet time is great, but quiet mornings? They’re the best.

3 thoughts on “Quiet mornings are the best

  1. Alexandria Rae May 4, 2020 — 11:58 am

    I really enjoyed reading your post and can relate to it myself. Although I wouldn’t quite describe myself as a morning person, I often find myself enjoying a coffee in the mornings in my favourite window seat and just enjoying my own company. I am a very family orientated person and very much enjoy the company of others, but I feel that it is important to find quiet moments of your day to enjoy just to yourself. It’s almost like mental yoga in a way I guess. I’d be lost without those moments.

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    1. Thanks for leaving your thoughts, Alexandria, and sorry it took me a while to get back to you.

      Having some alone time is like a massage for your mind, isn’t it? It allows it to wander and explore. Like you, I’m also very family-oriented – but with all that’s going on in the world, plus the lockdown, it looks like we’re all very much needing some time to just breathe! Yes, we’d be lost without these moments.

      I’ve tried meditating and yoga (thank goodness for Youtube’s Yoga with Adriene!), and both have instilled depth and richness to my alone time. It might be something you’d like to explore 🙂

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      1. Alexandria Rae May 8, 2020 — 7:43 am

        Never apologise for not replying instantly, you don’t owe anything to anyone.

        A massage for your mind, I love that. I’m personally finding evening walks just as therapeutic as mornings spent alone, the idea of everywhere shutting down for the evening and people getting ready for bed etc, a sleepy environment and one I love to take advantage of for the sake of quiet roads and gorgeous skies.

        I have yet to try Yoga with Adriene although it has been recommended to me by a friend. So glad you have been finding it beneficial. Yoga and meditation are things I hope to incorporate into my life after lockdown too, maintain some form of calmness and balance in my life.

        I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well x

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