I’m trying something new. Waking up early in the morning, before any of my kids get up, to have a little time with my coffee, my computer, a book.
I think I’m a better mom if I don’t start the morning by waking at the same time as my kids to immediate needs of changing diapers, making breakfasts, finding lost toys, etc.
At least, this is my hope.
I am not a morning person.
Never have been. When I was in college and graduate school for example, I regularly stayed up until 3 or 4 AM and then slept until noon whenever possible.
Of course I haven’t had that kind of schedule in a long time, but the point is, morning is not my natural prime time.
Today my goal was just to get out of bed early. Period. I set an alarm and got up at 6.
My plan is that I will begin regularly exercising again during these early mornings. I had a trial run of this a few weeks ago and it was good. One morning I actually got up at 4:20 AM to make it to a 5:00 workout! I won’t make that a regular occurrence, but getting a workout in first thing in the morning is good for me.
I might need to start going to bed earlier, which is very painful for me but probably necessary.
I had to force myself out of bed this morning. But here I am. It’s 6:46 AM, my husband and my kids are still asleep. It’s peaceful at this time of day, and I like getting myself together before beginning my day for real when my family wakes.
I hear a little person stirring upstairs now.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?