I have always been an early riser, but that doesn’t mean it has been easy or that I don’t have seasons where I have lagged in bed a while longer, languishing in those comfy covers!! It makes such a difference in my day when I make GETTING UP earlier happen!
Different ladies have differing energy or health levels, or maybe you are in a different season of your life. Maybe you have a nursing baby or maybe your children have fledged the nest.
You have to decide whether getting up to greet your day before the rest of your family is for you or not. But, stay with me!!
When my children were little, I had five young children between the ages of 1 and 6!! My baby woke me each morning with a gleeful smile jumping in his crib like it was a trampoline. In my bedroom!!
Getting up at 7am is early to some, but I have found that the best time for me has been between five and six. My Quiet Time was cut short and exercising just wasn’t a possibility when I got up later.
If only through those early parenting years I had understood the importance of exercising to decrease the symptoms of PMS and regulate severe ‘cycling.’ That’s another post!!
I had a friend who encouraged me to get up at 5am!!!! At the time, my baby was a newborn. She wanted to call me at 5am each morning (yawn) for accountability. I never agreed to the phone call. Phone calls (talking THAT early?) can be inhibiting to life with a young family, but I did take the challenge and started to get up at 5am or shortly afterwards. Like around six.
Just simply getting out of bed starts a new habit. Whether you do anything or not, once you are up isn’t the point. No matter how low your goals are, you are successful by just changing ONE thing.
Get out of bed!!
You may choose to get up at 7 or even 8, and that is just fine. We each have different schedules and physical needs. Just make sure you are not lingering in bed when you should be up.
I have been struggling with getting up early ever since the time changed a while back. That is why I thought it important to write this post. I too struggle with getting up at 5am but so do I struggle with 6am once my body adjusts to the later schedule.
I am sure I would find it just as difficult to get up at 7!! Or 8!!
It is important for me to keep to a schedule or there will be no purpose in my day!! God has given me purpose in my day, but I can forget when I’m not getting up!!
God has as purpose for YOU TOO!!
September is around the corner. Are you ready?? Schedules in place?? Do YOU have a daily routine??