Typically I like to let quotes stand on their own with no commentary, but I can’t leave this one alone. Shawn has written an awesome post, and that statement above is one of the best paragraphs I have ever read. I honestly mean that.
I only started getting up early about 2 years ago and, like Shawn, it is my most productive time of day. One thing I like about getting up early is the flow of information — be it email, Twitter, or RSS feeds — is incredibly low. Sitting at my desk after I shower at 5:45am has made this time a silent bubble. Even our cats are too tired to bug me.
I get every minor thing out of the way so that when I get to my office I can immediately start checking off stuff in OmniFocus. I absolutely love the mornings and I am thinking about moving my wake up time to a touch earlier, perhaps 5:30am.