I am still getting up.
Not always quite as early as I plan.
But I have gotten up and taken a shower and eaten breakfast each morning since I have started this challenge. I am going much slower than the “guide” suggests, but I know me. If I really push it I will give up. Once I have done this for a full week, then I will add a little more to my morning routine. One thing, though, that I really need to work on is my evening routine – as in getting to bed at a decent hour! That may be a challenge, since I am such a night owl.
I have started looking at why I want to do this challenge. Is it really something that I want to do? I have mixed feelings about it. I don’t want to change because my body’s natural rhythm is being a night owl. But for my family, which nourishes my very being, I need to do this change. I need to be able to meet their emotional needs with a glad heart. I need to be able to grab those precious moments when they want to spend time with me. Yes, my pillows are friendly, but they can’t compare to a child who wants to snuggle, or play a game, or go over homework. Those are my amazing gifts. So in order to receive those gifts, I have to give a gift. The gift of myself, which requires change.