Blog Challenge - A.M. Me Time
Monday, September 30, 2013
*Originally I labeled this as part II for my blog challenge but I have since decided to just delete my previous post thanks to all those who left supportive comments on that post but I feel like this should just be my main focus :)
I loved reading everyone elses blogs, so much inspiration! You all have such lovely goals too! It really got me thinking if there was one thing that I could change (and only one) about myself what would I want it to be. What thing would make the biggest difference to the rest of my life that I could start with?
I want to get up earlier. It sounds ridiculous but I am the polar opposite of a morning person, before I had kids I don't think I even knew what 6 am looked like except for the times when I was just getting to bed then. Now a days I go to bed much earlier and evenings are time to make dinner, do dishes, bathtime bedtime and it's also the only time I have with my fiancé as he is gone in the morning before any of us get up and works most weekends. By the time all that's done I just want to fall in bed and sleep.
Mornings are gross, I hate them with a passion and as a true hater of all things AM I roll out of bed at the last possible second after 4 alarms, do a mad dash through the house trying to get myself and 2 kids ready repeating over and over hurry up we're late before shoving everyone into the car and speeding off to daycare and work to slide in at the last possible second.
First off this makes for a very stressful morning for me and for the littles. Second if there is one thing I feel I say too much to my kids it's hurry up. That is not the lesson I want them to take away, that life is to be rushed through. Thirdly I never feel like I have enough time in my day to do the things I WANT to do only things I HAVE to do but if I get up a little earlier I could fit in an extra work out, make a good breakfast have extra cuddle times with the kids..I'm not really seeing a down side to this.
So here it is for the rest of this challenge I will get up 15 minutes earlier each week until I have an extra hour in the morning. I am not going to give myself anything to do with that time it will be my time alone each day to prepare for the day if that specific day I think I will get the most benefit out of popping in a workout dvd then that's what I'll do, if it's a cup of coffee and some quality pinterest time I won't feel guilty, if it's climbing into bed with my oldest for morning snuggles I will cherish it. My goal is me time and I'm really excited about it :)