They say “the early bird gets the worm.” I agree there is more success to be had by rising early. Several years ago, a friend of mine shared about how reading this one book changed how she approached her day and found more time to accomplish her tasks. I was intrigued so I bought that same book and read it in a week. It also had the same affect on me and I went on this journey to change how I started my day. By the way, the name of that book is Shopping For Time and I highly recommend it.
As I am making way through Making Over Your Mornings online course, Day 4 covered this same agenda of rising early and starting your day before your family awakes. Immediately, I thought back to when I first encountered this idea of rising early and starting my day ready to go. It worked then and I still try to stick to this idea. I know from experience that rising early does bless me and I pass that blessing onto my family. When I don’t stick to this plan of action of waking early, I do see a not-so-good difference in my productivity and attitude.
Jesus was the perfect example of rising early in Mark 1:35, “And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” Jesus knew the importance of that quiet time with God to begin the day.
Today, my mornings usually consist of a 3-mile aerobic workout plus strengthening, shower & get ready, Bible study & prayer time and a good breakfast. When I stick to this and follow through with it, I am mentally and spiritually prepared for my day and family.
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