I've talked about this a lot, but I just can't stop! The VERY BEST thing I have ever done for myself is join a Hello Mornings group. In the past I've started and stopped more Bible studies or quiet time routines that I'd be able to count. I'm good and starting something and not finishing. I always knew how important my time with God was, I just wasn't good at forming the habit. I think the reason I am so passionate about Hello Mornings is that I have finally formed at habit! It works, its possible, and my relationship with God has never been like this. When you join a Hello Mornings group - you are assigned a group according to your time zone and you realize you are not alone. Alongside new friends we encourage one another to get up and get moving - to be the best mom, wife, Christ follower we can be for today!
I'd love to have you join the journey. I joined a Hello Mornings group almost a year ago now and committed to rising early (For everyone the time is different. For me its 5:30.), planning my days, and exercising more. I don't exercise in the morning, but it goes into my plan for the day - which usually happens in the evening when my whole family goes to the YMCA. I usually have baby Z here on the couch with me or on the floor nearby so I'm interrupted at least once to feed him his bottle. Daniel (4) also tends to make an appearance, but that's okay! What an example I'm setting for him to see his mommy on the couch with her Bible open. I usually let him sit by me and read a book or let him watch a carton while I finish up.
My biggest challenge is to not get drawn into facebook or twitter while I'm up early. I always log into facebook and greet my other hello mornings friends in my group. But the draw to check out other friends statuses, photos they uploaded etc. is super tempting! I'm trying to remember that's what is NOT important! I'm working on this...I get distracted easily by technology.
I hope you'll join too! Visit Inspired To Action to find out more.