I Realized What Really Motivates Me In The Morning

It’s not what you expect

This morning I came to enlightenment. I found out by chance what really motivates me in the morning. Especially when I run. It’s not just running itself, it’s not the fact that I get up when most of the others are still asleep, it’s not the great experience to watch the sunrise live. It’s actually something completely banal.

And I figured it out by not running for a day. (Not because I didn’t feel like it, but only wanted to protect my painful knee.)

It’s the music!

How music has a positive effect on my morning

I like listening to music. I’m not really someone who has to do this all the time and everywhere, for example I usually don’t wear headphones in buses or trams, because I feel weird sometimes, but especially when I’m walking or relaxing I like to listen to a few songs. Or, of course, sometimes during programming.

The genre depends a lot on my current mood or the occasion. When I’m running, for example, I hear a little more powerful music, whereas it’s not necessary when relaxing. But generally my taste in music is more electronic.

Until some time ago, music has always left me quite cold. I have neither moved to the rhythm nor tried to act as if I was singing myself (still a bit weird, right?), but especially during the graduating class trip, my feeling for it has changed. I have also learned to dance (or rather move) in the club and not just stand around. I suppose the alcohol had a hand in it, too.

Now that I run almost every morning, I can do whatever I want while running, because nobody else is outside at this time of the day. So I can move like I wouldn’t if I had to pass people every few meters.

This seems to be quite good for me subconsciously. I can let everything out and it gives me a sense of freedom. It gives me the energy that motivates me and makes me start the day positively.

The music!

20 years old student who writes about everything he cares about.