I can’t believe I’m about to admit this: I’m a morning person. It’s not so much that I enjoy the waking up early part, but I do feel good about the getting a head start on my day part.
I’ve learned something about myself over the last few years: A nice, leisurely start to the morning does not work for me. If I get up with my kids then most likely I will not get a shower. If I don’t get a shower, then I am much more likely to frump and grump throughout my day. It’s a vicious cycle that tends to spiral my day out of control before it even starts!
If I can pull myself out of the the warm cocoon I call a bed by 6:00 a.m. then I am much more likely to get my day started on a productive note. I can
- Take a shower.
- Read through a devotion and have some quiet prayer time.
- Start a load of laundry.
- Make breakfast.
Just doing those few things before the kids wake up make my whole day more positive. I can greet them at 7:00 with a smile on my face and care for them without worrying about all the things that went undone.
Surely I’m not the only early bird. Who else is up with me at 6:00? I’d love to hear from you!