Embracing the Early Morning Stillness: My Experience of Waking Up Naturally

Roger Skibowski
3 min readJan 22, 2024

No walk-up alarm for me. It’s 4:38 am, and I find myself lying awake in bed, contemplating the tranquility of the early morning hours. I wake up naturally without the need for an alarm clock. From my consistent waking schedule to the creative process that unfolds during these early moments, and the occasional recollection of dreams.

Waking Up Naturally

For as long as I can remember, I have always been awake before any alarm I set to wake me. Setting an alarm has become a distant memory, as I cannot recall the last time, I relied on one. Even during my travels, both domestic and overseas, I have never felt the need to set an alarm. Although there have been a few instances when I requested a wake-up call after staying up late, it was a rare occurrence.

Early Morning Reflections

Several days a week, I find myself waking up earlier than usual at 5 am. These additional waking minutes become a precious time for me to engage in deep thinking and plan my writing for the day. My thoughts often wander in various directions, sparking creative ideas and inspirations. Before I drift off to sleep each night, I review my writing ideas, allowing them to percolate in my mind while I sleep or during those moments when I lay awake…