21 Days of Covid Life Lessons: Day 6 – Mornings

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.”
-Richard Whately

Around forty five days before the pandemic outbreak, I have come to convince myself to change my lifestyle. I have altered a lot of my habits which include my waking up time. For years, I have declared myself as insomniac and a night owl but now, I would say it isn’t true.

Let me share some lessons I learned about this:

  • Naturally, our body is designed to work at day and rest at night. When one wakes up early, the body is energized with the sunrise, it is boosted and nourished. Whereas, when someone wakes up late, he misses a lot. He tend to rush and get even more drowsy. His day gets affected and it eventually results to stress
  • What you do for the first twenty minutes when you wake up defines your entire day. If you want to have a peaceful and calm day, start it with a prayer, a meditation or a thought-processing time

Lose your morning and you lose your day. There is no magic, just these:

  • Turn off the WiFi the night before and sleep for 7-9 hours
  • Wake up an hour or two earlier than usual
  • Start your day with a prayer or meditation
  • Journal. It is a thought-processing activity
  • Recall your dreams. It is a great exercise for the brain
  • Drink a glass of water


  • check your Social media
  • check the news (especially the Covid count)
  • chat and accept calls unless it’s really necessary

These habits are little but they are life-changing. In a world full of masks and chaos, let us break the chain by going back to the ground, to what’s natural and to who we really are. We cannot stop the rise of technology or defy the call of duty but at the end of the day, we remain humans who function the natural way.

Let me ask you, how did your morning start?

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