Do you start your day early? Many well known people like, the CEO of Apple and Starbucks, get up at 4 am. Every one of these folks choose different activities. Some work out, catch up on email, or meditate. But, they are all trying to escape interruptions.
People who love this schedule say you should choose to put your shoes on first thing because you are less likely to go back to bed, or schedule your coffee maker to go off. People who returned emails actually scheduled their emails to be delivered later so clients would not think they were available 24/7.
Most of these people also go to bed early as well (around 9 pm).
Personally, I have always gotten up early. I have always thought it was training from being a figure skater. But, I am now 57 and have gotten up early my whole life. My choice is to go to the gym and I actually wish the gym would open earlier than 6 am. Believe it or not, I struggle every morning to walk in the door at the gym. But I am always glad I did it.
Maybe it is the early life training that makes me an early riser. But, if you would like some personal time that is yours, and yours only. I suggest you give waking early a try.
Let me know what you choose for your schedule. I would love to hear what others do.