In general, I go to sleep pretty early. I know for a fact that I feel much better and can get through each day more easily with a good routine. When I design, I like to do it with a clear head. So, since I hit the pillow around 9 or 10pm, I end up waking up around 4 or 5am. I just love the early morning silence and often this is one of my most productive times. I energize myself with a good cup of coffee, a bowl of fruit and a variety of nuts. I get out the blender, deposit a pat of butter into it and pour my fresh brewed coffee in and blend. They call this 'bullet proof coffee'. It's not only delicious, but gets me started right. You might like to try it. Or, just have your favorite style brew.
Trader Joe's 'Fair Trade Organic Five Country Espresso Blend' is my coffee of choice. If I'm out on the town I can always stop in at any Starbucks for a fix. But, for the most part I make a DIY cup of Joe. It's simply delish!
When I'm done with my early morning routine, I get dressed and make a list to organize my agenda. At the end of the day, I look back and feel good about what I've accomplished.
Sending good and caffeinated thoughts...