Morning is by far my favorite part of the day. I used to stay awake late into the night and sleep through the morning. Not only would the time I spent awake at night be entirely unproductive but I would wake up groggy and be cranky most of the day. To be at my best, I need rest. But I also need alone time and routine. So now I wake up between 5:30-6:00, spend a few minutes with my husband as he prepares to leave for the day and enjoy a cup of hot coffee and quiet solitude. Now when my babies wake up, I feel fresh and calm rather than that jolted feeling I'd have when they would wake me out of a deep sleep. I'm still acclimating to this new routine but being present when the sun rises makes the change well worth the effort.