series about home management binders, and how they can work for you and your
family. You can find my previous posts
certainly are difficult, aren’t they? I
know that I would love to be able to sleep in and then leisurely get up, have a
cup of coffee, read the paper (online), catch up on my e-mail. Unfortunately, that is not the real world for
me. And I have suspicion that it isn’t for
you either, at least if you have young children, which I do.
spoken about here before. It is called
the Hello Mornings challenge. The whole purpose of this challenge is to
wake up before your kids. Then allow
yourself time for quiet time, planning time, and exercise. It is a nice thought, right? Waking before your kids and having some quiet
time to plan out your day.
4:45am. So back in January, I made the
decision to really take this into my own hands.
Now, I wake up at an ungodly hour, 4am.
Oh, it was difficult at first, and it still is most days. However, on the days that I am unable to wake
up early and have time to myself, my days tend to fall apart. There are many personal things that I want to
get done that I can’t. As soon as my kids
are up, they are ready for breakfast, ready for the day, ready for some type of
activity. On the days that I am
not excited to get up, I immediately start reciting Proverbs 31:15 “She gets up
while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her
female servants.” While I don’t have any
female servants -even though I could use them, it does encourage me to get out of bed to spend some quiet
time reflecting on the day ahead.
my Bible, journal, and gratitude journal.
Yes, I have a lot of journals in my house. I will read the Bible, journal for a bit, and
then turn to my planning for the day (which I will talk about more next week). I haven’t quite mastered the exercise in the morning bit. I am not big on exercise to begin with, so trying to do it in the morning while I am still somewhat dead to the world…not really happening 🙂
me personally. I have more energy when
my kids get up, strange I know. I am ready to start the
day with them, instead of fumbling about while I try to wake up and having my
kids running me ragged before I can even think straight. Not everyone needs to get up as early as
me. This is the time that works for me
(although not always for my husband!), and that is why I do it. I am sure when my kids start sleeping later,
I will adjust my time to a later time, they are just 4 and 22 months right now
of course, and they still nap during the day J
your family is awake? Is this something
that you struggle with? If it is, and is
something that you want to foster in your daily schedule, you should look into
Hello Mornings. They will have another challenge in the
fall. If you are looking to start this
habit now, and would like some accountability, please e-mail me at email@example.com I figure if I am up super early in the
morning, there is no reason I can’t say hello to someone else who is attempting
to wake up at that point!
I am linking up to Mommy Solutions!