Morning Person, I Am Not!

August 14, 2012 by Tracy

As you can tell from the title of this post, I am NOT a morning person. Of course, I get up in time to get my kids off to school, etc., but I don’t hit the ground running, that’s for sure. I have realized my need for improvement in this area, but let’s just say that’s about as far as I’ve gotten.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve “dreamed” (no pun intended…lol!) of getting up early enough to have some time with hubby before he leaves for work in the morning. This would also give me a little “me” time before the kids would get up as well. But you just don’t understand, (or maybe you do) my body thinks it’s unnatural to wake before the sun.

Now, do I think it is a coincidence that this topic has come up TWICE in one week?  Ummm…I’d have to say no. It first came up while doing a Proverbs 31 bible study this week. I was reading verses 15-16, and apparently, the Proverbs 31 women enjoys rising while it’s still dark and preparing food for her family. I AM trying (though I have a very long way to go) to be more like the Proverbs 31 women, so I can’t hardly just skip over this part…right? (Let me know if you think yes…just kidding)  I sat and pondered for a while considering the task that was now before me, when I opened an email with a challenge from Money Saving Mom about “Making the Most of  Your Mornings.”  Okay, okay, I get it!!!! My morning routine needs some a lot of work. (sigh)

Sooo…this morning, I arose 30 minutes early. Did I really accomplish anything? No, but hey, it was progress, and I like the challenge Money Saving Mom presented us today on Day 2 of her Making the Most of Your Mornings series.: Determine a bed time that will allow you 8-9 hours of sleep a night, and Pick your top 5 Evening Must Do’s that will allow your mornings to run smoother.

DONE!

I have decided no matter what, I will be heading to bed no later than 10:00 pm tonight! And for my list of top 5 Evening Must Do’s, here they are:

1. Clean Kitchen

2. Make sure everyone’s clothes for the next day is ready to go.

3. Know what will be for breakfast, and do as much prep (if necessary) as possible.

4. Backpacks ready to go, notes signed, etc.

5. 10 minute pick up around the house.

Phew! I feel better just having a plan!!!