Don’t love early mornings? Yeah, I completely understand. I know you see the timestamp on my stories in the middle of week that says 4:45 AM… But I’ve not always been an early bird. .
When I was a traveling minister, I used to get cranky about getting up for an 8 o’clock breakfast. 😬 (I’m ashamed now of that… 🤦🏼♀️🥺)
After we got married, it used to be Todd‘s job to come wake me up every week day at 5:45 before he left for work… I would drag my feet, whine a lot, and complain about how early it was. (Of course, this was before our kiddo.)
But. I also struggled with depression, anxiety, hated the shape I saw in the mirror, hated tying my shoes (because I couldn’t breathe), felt ashamed that I was unattractive to my husband, wondered why I didn’t have time to work out, wondered why I didn’t have time to make good food... and most of all, I wondered why I felt worthless.
A year ago December, I decided enough was enough: I had the tools, I knew they worked, and I needed to find a way that it worked for me. That meant, getting up a bit earlier. That meant getting up when I didn’t want to. That meant doing things I didn’t want to do so I could gain things I did want; a healthier body, mind, and relationship.
And I’m at the best place I’ve ever been in. Do I think everyone needs to be a morning person? Nope. That’s just my most efficient time. I AM advocating this: you know what works - figure out a way to make it work for you, whether that means getting up earlier, staying up later, working towards your goals in small pockets... whatever it is, you CAN do it! I’m proof of that, what with getting up at 430am almost daily. .
Are you a morning person (🌻), or a night owl?🦉