The Edit: A Perfect Morning

Having a perfect morning is very important to me!

I have been a night person for the majority of my adult life. While in college, I would stay up studying into the wee hours of the morning. But after I earned my degree and my career progressed, the night-person habits stayed with me despite the newfound freedom in my schedule.

I would stay up late working on things I could have easily finished during the day, sleep in too late, and then rush around the next morning in an attempt to create the illusion that my life wasn’t a complete and utter mess. However, at some point, I realized I wanted to be a morning person. I wanted to have a perfect morning on a regular basis before two cups of coffee — okay, maybe after just one. I wanted to wake up energized, positive, and ready to take on the day ahead of me.

Slowly, but surely, I began experimenting with different techniques to make my mornings more productive and put myself in a better mood before heading out for the day. Some habits were clearly not for me, but some stuck, and I feel happier, healthier, and more centered because of it.