Why I Wake Up Early.


"The time just before dawn contains the most energy of all hours of the day. This has helped me become an early riser and an early doer." 

Terri Guillemets 

Why I wake up at five am every day:


I can't exactly remember now when I started waking up at five am. It has been a good few years now that I have been creeping into the kitchen to make my first cup of coffee of the day, then curling up at my desk or getting cosy on the couch with my laptop, in order to start the day positive and happy, doing what I love; writing.

I've always been inspired by my brother who wakes up even earlier than me. I would be mesmerized by all the things he managed to accomplish in a day and wonder how he fit it all in. Speaking with him and learning his philosophies (You can listen to his amazing podcast here: Chris Knott PT) truly motivated me, and so I set my alarm for five am the next day, and then the next, and then the next. It is now routine and something I genuinely enjoy and get so much out of.

It is a play to my strengths. I am a morning person. It is when I feel at my most creative and enthused for the endless possibilities that a new day brings with it. Therefore, those hours when it is still dark outside and the world seems more peaceful, are when I'm bursting with energy and good vibes.

It is amazing how invigorated you feel when you make time for your passion and wake up with a purpose.


I started waking up at five am about a month ago and I'm not even going to lie to you, that first morning I think I had a nap on the couch for five minutes and cursed Lucy for giving me the idea to wake up at such an ungodly hour. However, I persisted and am actually quite proud of myself for doing so.

My reason for the change was due to being moved around at work. I was a little frustrated and felt like I wanted to change up my own routine, in order to feel like I was making the most of the things that I could control. I was already waking up at quarter to six everyday, but I didn't feel like I was giving myself enough time to properly get things done. I also used to roll out of bed on my early shifts and jump straight into the shower. Waking up at five means that's no longer the case. I now get to sit and enjoy my morning coffee, while all cosy in my dressing gown, no matter what shift I'm on, which is one of life's simple pleasures that makes me happy.

I've also found that getting so much of the things I want to do done before work makes me feel like work is only part of my day and not all of it. I don't start my day with my nine to six, I start my day with my coffee, my writing, my reading and my grateful moments. It makes a world of difference.

I read a quote a few weeks back that really spoke to me...

"I don't drink coffee to wake up, I wake up to drink coffee."

This says it all really! :)

How do you start your day? Are you a morning person or do you get more done at night? 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. At some point in my life I was a morning person, but I find that I function better midday or in the evening now. I've entertained the idea of waking up early but at with my current daily routine and schedule, I think I'd be a walking zombie. Do you go to bed early too?

    1. We do think it depends on everyone's individual routines. We do yes. I used to be in bed for half 10, but since waking up earlier I'm in bed for half 9. I find after a busy day i'm ready for my bed at that time, so it's not too bad! :) Kelly x

  2. Definitely a morning person! I love watching the sky get lighter. Somehow it fills the whole day with potential.

    1. Aww we absolutely love doing that too and it really does! :) Thank you for reading Jenni! <3 xx