I think differently when I first wake up. An entire isle of “junk-food” thoughts are missing. What are junk-food thoughts? They are thoughts that have no value, thoughts that hold you back or thoughts that do nothing but bring negativity to your psyche. The brain has not yet had time to engage in these thoughts. Rather, my brain is not thinking as much as it is sharing with my waking self the visual clues from my sleep. There is a creative outlet there if you will allow it. Writing with pen and paper, sketching or doodling will help the flow of creativity that we are most susceptible to first thing in the morning.
If I remember my dreams and can take a minute to write them down, my writing will be more vivid. Morning pages are helpful for every writer. I just wonder how many wake up at the last moment, scramble to get ready for the day and miss the opportunity to purge what needs to be written.
Writing is an excellent tool for releasing feelings and as the day progresses if I had the chance to write a bit, everything else that I enjoy doing painting, jewelry making or more writing seems to flow easier. If I just wake up with say conversation or television the opportunity or flow will be lost.
Journaling your thoughts and feelings is an excellent way to start your day.