If you follow me on Instagram (@shannonhugman) or Facebook (Shannon Hugman) you know this past week I have been gushing over the breath taking Florida sunrises.
I’m spending time with my family in Ormond Beach, Florida and intended to drag myself out of bed and make it to the beach to see the sun rise from the Atlantic.
I had no clue the profound impact this would have on my time here.
First of all as some who loves their sleep on vacation I’m usually crawling out of bed no earlier than 10:30am. I vowed to change my ways this time. I’d wake up at 7, make my way down to the beach and jog along the coast during dawn. Afterwards I find a nice spot on the beach for some deep breathing and meditation. I’d finish the routine off with morning pages (free flow writing for 3 pages inspired by Julia Cameron’s book; The Artist’s Way).
It would be 9am and I would have already completed SO much and feel incredible.
I had been struggling with time management. “How am I going to fit everything in?!” was the constant struggle going on in my mind. I continued to affirm to myself “there is time for everything I need and want to do”. My intention to watch the sun rise was simply to get some great pictures and fit in my workout before it got too hot; without realizing it by waking up early I was essentially expanding time (DUH).
It’s funny how I always seem to get exactly what I want in a way that is surprising. This is definitely a habit I am going to continue to practice while traveling (because then there is so much for time to wander and explore). Hopefully I’ll be able to keep it up at home too.
I will leave you with some of the pictures from the dawn at Ormond Beach.