"The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning - and the younger generation doesn't think much of it either." ~John J. Welsh
We are a late to bed, late to rise family. It's not uncommon for me to be just hitting the sack at three in the morning. The girls aren't in bed before 9pm and Robotson is up until 10:30pm. And like most mothers, when the kids are in bed, I have time for myself. Recently I realized a couple of things that have been bothering me could be fixed if I looked for my "me" time in the morning instead. I have decided to flip my world upside down.
Now anyone who knows me is probably laughing right about now. I am NOT a morning person. I imagine this will cause in me reactions much the same as a person who has just stopped smoking. It's not going to be pretty, but there really is no better time for this change. Our homeschool park days are moving to an earlier time for the summer, I am looking to carve out some time to exercise, and reading it much easier when you aren't exhausted. In fact, if I can pull this off, I may find myself to be much happier.
So why am I telling you this anyway? I've recently been reading that one way to help make a change permanent is by being accountable. If others know what you are trying to do, they are more likely to check up on you. It's intrinsically motivating to want to brag about success, so that is why I'm posting. A success to me is not necessarily becoming a morning person, but giving it an honest try. I'm going to give it a shot for the summer and see if I like it. Starting tomorrow I shall rise at 5am, and go to bed with the girls at night. Feel free to hold me accountable at any time. Good night!