Very often for a good three to four hours after I wake, my brain is quiet. This is not an every morning acurrents, but thats how my brain works most days. I try really hard to be in the moment in the morning. Having a quiet head allows me to note the people and things around me, the weather, the smells and sounds, the temperature on my skin of the air.
My brain is quiet and when that is the case, it helps me to listen to God through His word. To be in a place to just put his word in my head instead of all the current cultural craziness of the moment.