We midnight workers may be out of synch with most of the rest of the world, but we’ve got it made when it comes to early morning driving. When daytime workers are grumpily getting into their cars, travel mug in hand, we’re quietly making our way home to relax. I like to take advantage of this time to set myself up for a good day’s sleep ahead.
Driving with the sunrise calls for calm, relaxing music. You may be tempted to pop in something energetic to get you through the ride home, but you’ll only get your adrenaline pumping. This is the last thing you need when it comes to falling asleep when the sun is shining. I skip all the talk shows with subjects that get my blood boiling. If I need to yell at the radio, I’m not calming myself down for the day ahead. I listen to classic rock, classical and even movie soundtracks on my sunrise ride home, just to put me in the mood.
I always spend these moments right after sunrise thinking about how lucky I am. Most of the people on the road have their work day ahead of them. I’m in no rush; I’m on my way home.