Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Day 3 - Get up early

Oh yuck.  This girl likes to sleep.  Unfortunately, I don't go to bed early.  So every morning, I sleep until my first little monkey wakes up & then spend the rest of the day catching up.  I love our morning routine...I love waking up and having snuggle time while they drink their milk and eat their breakfast.  I don't like immediately thinking about when I am going to have time to take a shower, do my work, do laundry, clean the house.  I don't like hoping Lela will take a morning nap just so I will have time to blow dry my hair.

So my goal is to get up earlier.  I would love to give a specific time every day, but I think that is too rigid for me and will end with me living life exhausted.  And that's not good for anyone.  So my plan is to get up 1 hour earlier than normal.  For example, I usually get up at 7:30 to take the girls to school...now I will get up at 6:30.  For bible study I usually get up at 8...now I will get up at 7. 

What am I going to do with this hour?  Most of the time it will involve getting ready.  But that doesn't normally take an hour, so I am going to pull forward the events that distract me from focusing on the important things & do them before the girls get up. 

So how did it go?

Today stunk.  My alarm went off at 6:30.  I woke up but couldn't move.  I laid in my bed until 8:00 and looked at my ipad.  I hate hate hate mornings.  And now I am so so so tired, but can't go to bed.  Here's hoping that tomorrow is better.

Not sure what tomorrow's resolution is...but it's definitely going to be something easier.

5 comments:

Jenn said...

I am not a morning person either. Once I am up, I like mornings, its just getting to that point. When I started my oldest daughter in preschool this year, I decided to get up earlier so I could be ready before I had to get them ready....its going, but I wouldnt say I am excited about it. I try and find some kind of yummy coffee or creamer to help motivate me. It kind of helps. Good luck!

The Niemeyer Nest said...

I struggle with this too - the only reason that I am up now is that I just could not sleep so I got up. It's going to be a long day.

Angie said...

I am not sure how old your oldest is, but when she starts kindergarten you will have no choice but to get up at the crack of dawn. I would just relax and give yourself a couple more years of sleeping in if you can. Once school starts there is no turning back!! :)

Maryellen said...

Oh gosh I can relate. I agree with Jenn, once I am up I enjoy the mornings but something stops me from hopping up.

When I do I have never regretted it but it is not that often.

Keep trying new habits are not easy . . .

I like this quote: The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are !

Maydelin said...

we have the same problems, I go to bed like at 12 am and wale up with luck at 7 am, when the kids wake up... and I hate mornings!!