My mornings are not the usual morning. I wake up at three in the morning and start working at five in the morning. Sometimes I wonder what would be my ideal morning if I work 9 to 5 day shift. Once in a while, I experience the regular schedule of most corporate slaves. In spite of the difficulties getting to work during the rush hour, I treat every morning as a promise of a new beginning.
As boring as this may sound, this is my ideal morning.
Wake up early
We have no choice, right? I have to wake up early. With my work schedule, I am lucky to avoid the ugliness of the metropolis. It makes my mind at peace watching the busy city sleeping. When I have to work at 10 or 9 in the morning, I choose to wake up four hours before my work. I don’t want to attract negative energy by chasing time and competing with a crowd.
Walk and walk
If I have enough time, I walk. Walking warms me up for the day. Don’t forget: It induces endorphins.
Take photos of your surroundings
I know it sounds strange taking photos in places you’ve walked everyday. But there are little wonders even in places that you are most familiar with. Sometimes, appreciation over small and ordinary things is acquired. What an irony!
Take time to look outside your office window
I like to see sceneries whether they are composed of skyscrapers and street lights or mountains and borderless sea. It reminds me that the world is too big and unexplored while I am too small to exaggerate the importance of rubbish things in my life (chos!)
Have a nice breakfast
I really don’t have a concept of breakfast. Sometimes I eat too early or too late. I always describe McDonald’s breakfast as a corporate breakfast. Sometimes, there are some food that give you good vibes without big reasons. Food is happiness period.
Drink coffee and talk to yourself
Before I start my work, I have a cup of coffee and close my eyes for a few seconds and slowly say something like this: “It’s a beautiful day. Thank you Lord!”
I love music. It sets my mood for the day and it sometimes help me to concentrate. I listen Zedd’s music most of the time. His upbeat music keeps me awake and energized. And I make sure it’s always full volume (not recommendable!) I want to be isolated with music. There is so much power of building a world of your own.
Recite my mantra in my head
My mantra for this month is Lea Michele’s new song:
♫ And now I will start living today, today, today. I close the door. I got this new beginning and I will fly. I’ll fly like a cannonball, like a cannonball, like a cannonball♫