One of the most difficult things to do is to rise early in the morning. I’ve geared myself (most days) to get up with DH at 5:30 a.m., and make him breakfast; but, occasionally, it doesn’t work. Then, I find myself jumping out of bed at 7:00 a.m., unless I’m going to work. I hate when that happens. Add those 2.5 hours up over a period of time, and that’s a lot of time I could have gotten something done.
My blog friend, Pamela Hodges has been reading and posting about the book Early to Rise. In fact, she had a book giveaway, and I won a copy – YAY! Ironically, I had already purchased his book on my Kindle App, but hadn’t read it, yet. I had completely forgotten about it. Now, I can read it twice, right? I could give one away if I could figure out how to do it.
For sometime, I’ve wanted to be consistent in getting up early. That’s just the beginning. I woke up to go the bathroom just as DH’s alarm was going off. It was 5:00 a.m. But, you know what? Instead of grabbing my glasses off the bathroom sink and walking out into the kitchen, I went back to bed. Just for a few more minutes. Just for thirty more minutes.
Andy Traub’s book is a simple concept, but it’s a difficult one to put into action. It’s about changing your life by simply rising early. My mother was an early riser. I’ve always been amazed at what she accomplished every day for as long as I can remember. Mary Kay Ash wrote about getting up at 5:00 a.m. to begin her day. Andy Traub gets up early to read and write. Thousands of successful people follow this same routine. I want to be like them. But even more important is to have that time to be (as Andy puts in). ”Be still and know that I am God.”
Except for the 30 minutes, I’ve accomplished what I’ve wanted. I caught up on my reading and am ready to execute Day 2. I’ve managed to write this post. The next thing is to do my devotions. From that point on, it’s up to me to identify the changes that need to be made around me and to complete not all, but some. At the end of the day, I want to be able to look over what I’ve accomplished and know tomorrow will be even greater.