Early morning hours
I wake about 5:15 am each day. This is the only time I have at home to myself. It sets a grounding foundation for my day. Doing so gives me time to meditate or workout. Sometimes, like this morning, I use the time to write these entries.
I started doing this about 5 years ago. I used to sleep as long as I could each morning. This meant my mornings were a rush to catch-up. I always felt 15-20 minutes late.
It felt like a stressful way to start the day. Today I feel grateful for this morning time.
Waking this early requires me to go to bed around 9:30. In a sense I'm trading late nights for early mornings.
This routine also required me to quit drinking. There's no way I'd be waking up this early had I been drinking the night before.