Okay, people do not realize how easy it is to start the day with a morning sunrise. Also, it’s the best way to start the day off well. Beauty and joy right outside the window erases the inevitable tiredness and instinct to stay cozied up under the covers.
I sleep with my window blinds open. Yes, it takes some getting used to in the city, but it’s a wonderful thing to wake up and the room be drenched in deep reds, oranges, and pinks.
What makes it easy to wake up? Once I see the color flooding the room, I jump out of bed for my camera. It’s crazy how fast the vibrancy fades.
I highly, highly recommend creating some opportunities to enjoy a sunrise. I love a good sunset, but man, I’m never disappointed with the morning color and glow.
Ready to watch a sunrise? Perfect.
My main and honestly only tip to make it easier to wake up early is to go to bed early. It helps, I promise. There is no magic way to become a morning person, just go to bed earlier. 🙂 I have been getting up around 5AM to 5:30AM for a little over one year and it is still a struggle, specially because I now have developed the habit of going to bed at 10PM. I started the early morning journey going to bed by 9AM (and sometimes before!).
IF waking up early is not an option, just make the jaunt over to Instagram and search #sunrisephotography. I mean, it totally isn’t the same, but the photography is STUNNING. Actually, any sunrise tag on Instagram will give you beautiful views at any time of the day. Love it for inspiration, but like I said, it’s not the same. 😉