I discovered the Inspired to Action blog a while ago, maybe a year or two? Anyhow, I immediately signed up for Kat's emails and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. I stumbled across her free ebook (maximize your mornings) and when I read her goal was to stop getting up to her children and instead get up for them, it was like something clicked for me.
I knew I wanted that.
So, I tried waking up at a set time here and there and it was more hit than miss in the beginning. But on the mornings that I was able to do it, to get up ahead of my children, our day was SO much better. It was unreal what a difference that simple step made. But the problem was I just could not (or if I am honest...would not) get to bed in enough time to get up consistently each day. Life was (and continues to in some ways to) spiraling out of control and so I made the decision at the end of March that no matter what I would get up by 6:45 am (I am slowly moving my wake-up time back, my goal is 6:00 am) every.single.morning. My husband has been my accountability partner. It has literally been my sanity to have the mornings. I get up, start my coffee, do some simple exercises, read my Bible (trying to be more consistent in this), light my candle, write, and check Amazon Kindle Free Books. I review my daily plan for school and slowly sip my coffee and eat my nutz over chocolate energy bar. I love it. I have only missed three mornings (each set of circumstance being completely out of my control and required grace) and although I am not consistent in my routine, I am feeling wonderful about the habit I have made.
My goal for this Hello Mornings! is to conquer my routine and be consistent about it. I am not on twitter or facebook, so I will post a weekly update on my blog (each Friday). My sweet husband has agreed to continue to be my daily email accountablity partner :). I love him because no matter what he gets behind me and encourages me...even when I have start over repeatedly, he is still there cheering me on!