I had a hard time deciding where to start, since our morning's success largely depends on the evening before. However, I decided to go for the more straight forward approach so I'll begin first thing in the morning.
So you all know, I am NOT a morning person. When I dream of the most blissful vacation I could imagine, the first thing that always comes to mind is being buried in a mountain of blankets and not budging until I'm good and ready. Mornings have always been a struggle for me. My Dad has gotten up in the five o'clock hour for as long as I can remember and I always wished that I had more of his genes!
Even after five and a half years of being a parent, I have never been in the habit of getting up before my children. I knew that was going to be key in successfully changing the way we live. So with much fear and trepidation, we set the alarm for 6:00 every morning and don't push snooze! Those of you with mornings in your blood, I'm trying not to be envious of you. I was very near kicking and biting as my beloved prompted me out of bed this morning
Here I am at 6:00. And please don't say, "You always look like that!". That really would not be comforting at this point! For those of you who can relate to my plight, let me assure you. It really does get better! You don't feel like a zombie every day! (Only on random days like today!). Getting to bed at a decent time is crucial, and before you know it, it's exciting to get up in the morning and think about all you can get done!
In a nutshell, getting up early is really worth it! It has been the greatest contributor to how smoothly our days run. My husband and I get up at 6:00. That's the first slot on our schedule.
I warned you! Baby steps!