It is no secret that I am not a morning person, I struggle to get out of bed. Not only because I am ninety percent still groggy but because I love my bed and pillows. However I know that if I don’t get up; my two-year old will strip from this cloths, my four-year old will be trying to get into bed with me, and my eight year old will try to be sneaky and get my electronics. As I try to start my day early, most of the time my little bright-eyed-wild Jedi’ s are waking me up instead.
I have tried to get up early but I end up dragging my feet, and barley make my coffee the right way. If you see me in the morning my hair isn’t done and my slippers are on. I don’t process conversation without my coffee either. Now I don’t really need coffee to be a better person however what helps me speed up my groggy eyes is my coffee, and yes I am that woman who doesn’t like being talked to unless I have had at least 4 sips (more like gulps) of my morning Joe.
I am trying to be the early bird, and let me tell you it is hard. I unfortunately have to get in this routine when school starts up again or I will be late getting my children to school one time. I have found three ways to enjoy my daily cup without a whole lot of hassle and with out the chaos of the morning.
1. Get up early
Now I’m not saying get up while it’s still in the middle of the early morning though I applaud those who can rise from the dead that early. However getting up early can help start your day right so you’re not rushing and missing something important, like the kids lunch bags. Start that coffee pot, pour, and sit down and enjoy it before your lovely creations rise. Same goes for tea goers!
The days I can get up that early, I find I feel better and feel less likely to miss something. I can get my sons back pack together when it’s school time, I can remember events I have to attend like doctors appointments. I have found I am also less cranky and less likely to explode at less than necessary situations. Statistically it has been proven that setting a routine and getting up a little bit earlier is better for your mental health as well.
2. Make it a priority
Exactly as the bold header state, make it a must do instead of I will do it tomorrow! Make it part of a routine, like checking your phone! Get use to making it a part of your day. You end up saving money when you do it because then you won’t rush out the door and make an emergency pit stop at McDonald’s or Starbucks for coffee. Boom I just saved you max 5 bucks in coffee trips! If going out for coffee is your thing, still make it a routine to get up early. Know when your local Starbucks opens and get there before the line! Order online and get there when it’s made.
It takes 21 days to break a habit while making a new one, when you make getting up early to enjoy you time and that cup of warm coffee you are breaking the habit of sleeping past alarms, ultimately improving you health, and creating even better habits.
3. Chaotic Bliss
No matter what is in your life at that moment still indulge in your cup of Joe or herbal delight. Even if you don’t wake up early and you’re a hot mess like me, still enjoy your moment of your tasty hot drink. Watch your chaotic morning with laughter knowing it’s how it’s suppose to be! No one is perfect and we all enjoy sleeping in, there is no shame in that. If you didn’t wake up early or make it a priority today you can try better tomorrow.
So over all just enjoy every moment of every day because you won’t get to relive it again, unless you live in a bizarre Groundhog’s Day movie. I will say this you can apply these ways to almost anything from enjoying personal time to making a better routine. I get life happens and sometimes things don’t work out but it’s worth a shot! Enjoy the little bits, the chaotic moments, the kids voices, and your morning cup. You don’t know what is promised for tomorrow so live it today!
Bonus: Do it with God
Among getting up early and drinking you coffee in the quiet minutes of the morning, enjoy it with God. Take this time to pray and do a quick devotional. It is hard to muster up the brain cells when you first wake up, so if you’re not up to doing bible study or a devotional then just sit and talk to God. He would enjoy that so much. Like most parents who are delighted to hear from their children, parents enjoy the fact that their children are excited to talk to them, God wants us to talk to him too. He enjoys when you take part in a conversation with him, when you comfy in him.
Make the time to start your morning right and be with Him! Tell him your woes and what you hope for, ask for protection or tell him you admire his creations. After doing so you will feel better, not only about yourself but about the day a head of you!
One thing to keep in mind is when you are enjoying your morning with God and that good old cup of coffee, enjoy the silence. Enjoy the still of the morning.