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2014_03_16 Morning

Well it’s that time in the week again…time to start building another habit to reach success daily! So now that we are all rested and prepared from working on our bedtime routines last week {or at least identified what’s keeping us from being rested and prepared and started to work on it} it is time to work on those morning routines. The key to morning routines is learning to cater to what you need in order to start the day off in the best way possible. For me that means a slow, quiet start. I am not at my best if I have to wake up rushing or if I am confronted with noise and chaos less than an hour after getting up. So that is the first thing you want to think about…do you need to start the day off slow or do you function better if you hit the ground running?

Once you have determined the pace you need, the rest is just a few quick steps:

1. Decide how much time you are going to spend with the Father before you start your day.

2. Make a list of the things you need to do in order to be fully ready in the morning and take note of how long it takes you to do that.

3. Then take note of any other morning obligations you may have and how long it takes to get them done such as get the kids ready, cook breakfast, etc.

3. Then take note of what time you need to comfortably be finished.

4. Add up all the time you need and subtract it from the time you need to be finished and that is your wake-up time!

Now don’t look at me like that…I can see you ya know…lol! Some of you right now are looking at your wake up time like it is some language from a foreign nation on another planet. Take a deep breath and relax. Your wake-up time is a starting point to grow to over time. Proverbs 31:15 says, “She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.” So an early morning rising is a noble thing to strive for.

I have found the easiest way to do this is one week at a time. Each week you wake up 15-30 minutes earlier than you did the week before until you gradually train yourself to wake up earlier. Of course, in the meantime you can also look into ways to streamline what it takes to get ready in the morning. It takes commitment but believe me it is well worth it in the long run!

I also know that some of you may have little ones and this seems to be just more than you can possibly attain with late night feedings and morning diapers, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth! This is the perfect time for you to start building! Start now building this routine in baby steps as best as you can and start training your little ones in their own routine as well. As they grow you will both be better off for it!

So there you have it…the makings of a beautiful morning! And remember if you need any help or have any questions you can always email me or message me on Facebook! I pray you serenity and abundance beloved! Shalom!~

Surrendered to Him~

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