I have found my trick to getting more done. Rising early. Like, 5 a:m early.
It can sound like a nightmare, can't it? But let me tell you something, it will actually change your life.
Haven't we all felt as though there is never enough time in the day to get it all done? Kids are time suckers. They don't care about time. They want us, they have needs, they love to dawdle, they have meltdowns, the list goes on and on. Pile on top of this: laundry, cleaning, homeschool lessons, the grocery store, the library, making dinner and our shower and yeah, where did the time go?
I think us moms, we understand that getting up before the kids enables us a few moments before the onslaught of our day begins, but something about 5 o' clock early, that's a game changer. Something happens in the brain when you plan to wake every morning at 5 a.m. to accomplish things you need to do before your family wakes up. After reading the book, The Early To Rise Experience: Learn To Rise Early in 30 Days (Early To Rise Series) , I now know, that I needed to make rising early a must if I wanted to get more time out of my days, thusly becoming more organized, and having more time to be with my kids. I am more in control instead of always feeling like I'm racing against the clock.
Finally, I've found the trick to getting the most out of my days, becoming more organized, and having more me time. I've had my devotions and coffee, I've checked emails, and sat in silence. I now have time to start my load of laundry, get breakfast dishes available as they all slowly start to trickle down the stairs, and sometimes I'm able to even get my shower in before the baby wakes up! Wow! I'm rolling now and it's only 8 a.m.! I'm feeling, pretty. dang. good.
Now, this doesn't mean you have less sleep. You make sure you get your butt in bed early. Test your time and go by what feels best to you. If going to bed at ten and waking by five, makes you feel fantastic all day...you now you've found your groove.
So here's to you! And me. And all the mamas who rise early to get the most out of their day.
Will you rise to the challenge?