want some more words of wisdom from 'that book' I've been reading?? it's gonna be hard for me to not just write this ENTIRE chapter because I loved it so much. And I love it so much more because of the last few days I've had.
"Become an Early Riser.
So many people wake up, rush to get ready, and charge out the door for work. After working all day, they return home, tired. The same is usually true for men and women who stay at home with their children; They get up just in time to start doing things for the kids. There is virtually no time for anything else. Whether you work, raise a family, or both, for the most part you are too tired to enjoy any time left for you. Surely there must be more to life than work, children, and sleep! Contrary to popular logic, a little less sleep and a little more time for you might be just what you need to combat your sense of fatigue. An hour or two that is reserved just for you-- before your day begins-- is an incredible way to improve your life."
AMEN. On and off since I've had kids, I will change my routine in order to get up before them. And after I had Veda, I had decided that after she was waking up at a semi-consistant time in the morning, and sleeping in her room, that I would begin that again. Veda has been in her crib for almost a week-- and also sleeping until at least 6:30 in the morning. And now that I am FINALLY starting to feel better from my never-ending flu/cold/ear infection, I've started getting up early. IT IS AWESOME. I can't even begin to explain how much better my day goes. Dave and I are on the last 4 weeks of Insanity, so the workouts are longer (and crazy harder). So I've been getting up at 5 and working out for an hour, plus getting my shower and hair done before the kids wake up. It makes me so happy. Today I even had another half hour before Veda woke up, so I was able to get breakfast done and cleaned up before starting Veda's day. My kitchen is already clean- instead of at 3 in the afternoon. My morning usually revolved around when I can take a shower. I am NOT a mom that can wait until later to shower. Even 8 am seems late for me to jump in the shower. I know that this is only the 3rd day of me doing this, but hopefully I can keep it up. It makes my day so much better. Me and the kids were all DRESSED by 8 am. awesome.
The book is called Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson. Don't laugh... it's good :)
And a picture of Hendrix so this post isn't picture-less. This was last summer on Jason and Christy's boat.