Well, today, I had a breakthrough! Seriously! Some things happened over the weekend that were positively life-changing (I will soon be sharing them with you, but they are of a different subject completely, so I will reserve them to their own post!) and this morning I finally managed to get my booty out of bed at an earlier hour. It still wasn't as early as I would like, but it was earlier, which is a step in the right direction.
A lot of it has come down to changing my perspective. I have had to decide that getting up earlier is a reward rather than a punishment- not easy for a night owl from birth! I have had decide to limit myself, make the conscious choice every evening, to save the things that I would normally stay up till all hours of the night, joyfully accomplishing, and wait to do them in the morning. That way I actually want to get up in the morning- those awaiting tasks, that I enjoy, give me the motivation to get out of bed.
|The view from my front window|
I awoke, made a cup of tea, read The Word, nursed my toddler back to sleep as I prayed and then was able to sit with my legs crossed on my couch, computer on my lap and just write/blog/email- it was precious and quiet! It was time all my own and it was productive! Just knowing that I had accomplished some of the things on my list for the day gave me the drive to make a better breakfast for my kids and got me cleaning prior to the last 10 rushed minutes before my husband arrives home from work.
This can work! Jesus can help me- He promises He will!
Who knows, maybe tomorrow I will get up another half hour earlier!
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