My Morning Routine

How starting my day in peace has improved my life. Instead of immediately checking social media, I take time for myself and it has made all the difference. Hello, friends!

It’s been a little over a week since my last post and I finally feel like I’m getting back into the groove of working full-time. It’s been 2 weeks now so I think that’s a pretty standard adjustment time.

Today, I wanted to share with you my experience with waking up early and doing something for me before starting my day.

I shared a post on Instagram about this back in August and it has officially been over 30 days now that I have been waking up earlier than normal to spend some time reading my bible, praying, journaling, and sometimes reading for pleasure.

I have seen some research about it taking 21 days to form a habit and I just saw somewhere else it actually takes 66 days—either way, I am feeling pretty good about this practice and do not see myself stopping anytime soon.

In the beginning, it was tough to get up and I found myself having an internal argument about whether it was better for me to get up and have the time or just get some more sleep.

Now, I really look forward to it and do not find it very difficult to get up unless I didn’t sleep well the night before.

Some benefits I have noticed so far:

1. It gives me time to wake up

It’s so nice not having to rush out of bed and race to get ready while I’m still half asleep. I have time to wake my brain up and ease into my morning.

2. I get to peacefully drink my coffee

In the past, I would make coffee and either have to chug it while getting ready or I was racing out the door cup in hand. Now, I can usually drink a cup during my quiet time and sip a refill while getting ready.

3. I start my morning in peace

Honestly, this has been amazing. I have time to think about what I need to accomplish that day and refocus on the important things. I have been loving the devotional plans on the She Reads Truth app and the book Jesus Calling. Starting my day with encouragement and truth has been life-changing.

Does this sound like something you’re interested in?

I challenge you to set your alarm for a half hour earlier. Get up, make a cup of coffee and just sit. I would encourage you to spend time reading, journaling, praying…whatever you like. I intentionally spend time doing this before checking social media or the news.

How do you like to start your morning? Drop me a note in the comments!

2 thoughts on “My Morning Routine

  1. Honey I’m so proud of you, it is absolutely the best way to start your day, can MomMom tell you I have struggled with that my whole life, not a very good example…hate to admit that, but you have challenged me to do better….Love you sweet girl….love you big as the sky ❤️❤️

  2. YES!!! I must say that working from home can be a struggle to. A struggle to say, I can do that later. I have started making myself do it the minute I come into my office. I have found that it is so much quieter and I just really get so much more out of it. It too has changed my life!! I want you to know that I love reading all this stuff you are posting. I can just picture you sitting there writing all these things. Almost like I have a direct line to you!! xo xo xo

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