Since this blog is still in its infancy, you don’t know me well enough to know that me writing about waking up early is ludicrous. I’ve always been a night owl. Before kids, I would regularly sleep in, sometimes past noon, any chance I got. That glorious day in October when you get to set your clocks back an hour was like Christmas to me (it’s not anymore because it turns out kids don’t react well to time changes – that’s another story). I’m a huge fan of Jeff Sanders’ 5am Miracle podcast and I also love Hal Elrod’s book The Miracle Morning. They both have such a clarity of purpose and positive mindset that I admire. But as much as I admire an early riser, I am far from it. I had no intention of even including mornings in any of my categories until this very moment. So if you’re looking for one of those “ideal morning routine” posts, this is not that.
I have wanted to become a morning person for a long long time. I know it’s the right thing to do in terms of productivity and mental health. I’ve tried and failed so many times in the past. I am setting my intention now. In the spirit of everything this blog embodies, I am going to become a morning person (there but for the grace of God go I). I will cultivate early mornings in my life.
The best part about this, right now, is that I actually want to do it – and I never had before. But I’m excited about my life right now – maybe that’s the difference. I finally have things to do! I need to carve out more time in my day to actually write for my blog, after all. I’m so thrilled about the direction of my life right now that I think I finally have the motivation to get it done.
What about you? Are mornings easy or hard? Do you wish you had more time in your day?