Monday, January 31, 2011
Have you ever noticed how much more you can accomplish in a day when you get up early? I've been making an effort in the past few weeks to get up at the same time every day, and to get up early. I started the habit when I was in college this past year and needed that early time to squeeze in some studying before I headed to classes and work. When I finished finals, I started my semester off from school and starting getting up at different times. I felt awful, so I went back to my old habits.
This past week, I read about the Hello Mornings challenge over at Inspired to Action. You can click the button below to find out more...
I'm very excited about this challenge! I think it's going to solidify my commitment to being an early riser, and help me carve out a little more time for exercise, which I haven't been able to add to my morning routine yet. (I work out three times a week at the gym where I work, but I want to add more cardio at home...to be more specific, more Zumba!) I love the fact that I'll have accountability partners (via Twitter) to check in with each morning.
My plan is to get up at 5:45 a.m. (eventually 5:30 a.m.), which means that I'll need to be in bed by 10:30 every night. That's going to be hard for me...I'm a night owl! I'm also going to gather up what I need each night - Bible and notebook, Scripture commitment book, iPod, etc. I'll find out who accountability partners are soon. Finally, I've already picked my songs for my morning worship music: Speak to Me, Lord by Rebecca St. James, Beautiful, Beautiful by Franchesca Batestelli, and Alabaster Box by C.C. Winnans, along with a couple of awesome songs from a church that is part of a ministry in Haiti that we support.
I'm looking forward to what's going to happen in the coming weeks. Anyone ready to join in with me?