You have probably read those motivational posts about getting 5 things done before 8am. Seriously?
That sounds too good to be true.
In fact, it is impossible!
One Reason Moms Struggle
Do you start scrolling through Facebook while you are still laying in bed?
Social media is something we didn’t have to deal with 15 years ago. It didn’t exist.
The struggle is real!
- Do you reach for your phone and check notifications before finding time to read God’s Word?
- Is your Facebook newsfeed the first thing you read?
- Or is it Instagram that pulls you in?
Smart phones are an amazing device that connects us with friends so we don’t feel so alone in our struggles. They have a GPS that keeps us from getting lost, let us know what the weather will be, and all sorts of other conveniences.
I know how fast time slips by when I am scrolling Facebook or Instagram on my phone. It is hard enough getting things done before the kids get up.
Your day will go a little smoother if you can get up earlier than your kids.
Try to Do these 5 Things Before
Your list might be different than mine. The important thing is to thoughtfully and prayerfully consider what YOU want to do at the beginning of each day.
Then make your list.
How to Get More Focus in Your Day
You need time to renew your spirit. Time to regroup so you are ready for a new day.
It is hard enough to get one thing accomplished when the kids will be waking up any moment. Your day will go better just because you tried.
Unless you are supermom, there will be days when you can’t get up as early.
Give yourself grace; pressed down and running over.
Do the math and divide up the approximate time until the kids will wake up. You may only have 10 minutes to do each of the 5 things on your list.
This may not be the day (or season for that matter) to spend an hour studying your Bible. You may have only 5 or 10 minutes for each of the 5 things
5 things to do before the kids get up
Your day will likely look different than mine.
- You might want to write before your children are up
- You might want to schedule your Facebook time while your children are still sleeping
- You might work from home and need some uninterrupted time
God’s calling on your life is different than mine because you are unique.
Be Intentional and Struggle Less
Too often social media is a black hole that causes moms to struggle in getting things done before the kids get up.
Simply choosing 5 things to do before your kids get up will help tremendously. It will cause you to be more intentional so that you won’t struggle as much. In having a little time each day for yourself, you will be ready for what the day brings.
In what way do you struggle as a mom? What 5 things will you try to do before