Friday, October 01, 2010

Maximize Your Mornings

I'm taking the plunge.  If you ever check out any of the blogs in my sidebar that I read regularly, the one titled "Inspired to Action" does a thing called Maximize Your Mornings.  The basic idea is that you get up early, usually before everyone else in the house, and you spend time in daily devotions, exercising, and planning your day.  I've been considering attempting this, but I haven't really felt all that motivated since getting up before everyone in my house means getting up at 5am, a whole two hours earlier than I currently get up. 

But I think my current morning routine needs to change, so I'm going to make an attempt at this.  I'm starting slow.  The plan is to start getting up a half an hour earlier than I do right now, which would mean I'll be getting up at 6:30.  The kids are usually up by 5:30 or 6, and then I let them watch TV while I go back to get more sleep.  Well, this will probably still happen, but I won't be going back for quite as much sleep.  Eventually, I plan to be getting up when they do, and maybe someday, I'll actually manage to get up before they do.  I'm really hoping one of these days they just start sleeping till 6:30 or 7, and that will make this whole process WAY easier.

Thankfully, I've found a friend who's going to be trying this new plan also.  We're going to attempt to keep each other accountable, and hopefully it will help to know that someone else is struggling to crawl out of bed at the same time I am.

I'll keep you posted on my success...


Pappy said...

never could get up early when you kids were little. Now, I do it all the time and I like being a morning person. The key is getting to bed on time. Good luck! :)

Justine Teresa said...


i've been trying to get up early at 630 to just work out for 20 minutes. i've failed miserably. well. i haven't started but my alarm goes off at that time.

anyway. motivational blurb over. good luck!!

Jen said...

You're blogging again!! I'm gonna have to check in here more often :) Also, good for you if you can get up early! I'm convinced it would be a fantastic start to the day, but honestly I love sleep too much :D

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