The other day, I went to bed at 9:30. Now if you know me, you know how totally crazy that is. I used to be the world’s biggest night owl. Even as that started to change, I’ve never voluntarily gone to bed before 11pm. Bonkers. Now, do I feel super lame and old? No! Was it because I had nothing better to do? Of course not! Rather, this insanely early bedtime was a result of my listening to my body and taking steps to combat winter blues, lack of energy, and general malaise. And guess what? It worked! I woke up before my alarm, to bright sunlight streaming through my window. I had tons of time for myself in the morning to get outside with the pup and relax into my day. I was super energized for an early yoga class (which I rocked, dare I say). And I was super productive and motivated all day long. So what’s my secret?