Find Your Forward

In my post, Priority Planner, I share my daily routine broken up in 4 sections; morning, day, afternoon, evening, and night. Out of these four sections, it was my morning routine that received the most attention:

6am-8am (this will return to 5am-7am during school time)

6 a.m Wake up & enjoy cup of coffee!
6:10 Gratitude & dream journaling
6:20 Prioritize the day ahead
6:30 Make bed
6:40 Prepare for day
7:00 Breakfast  
7:30 Bible reading, devotional & prayer

Specifically, it was the 6 a.m Summer Wake Up time, many curious of how I am able to wake so early!

I will be honest, I have not always been a morning person. At one point in my life, I believed that nothing should be open till noon so everyone should wake up slowly and enter the “real world” at twelve o’clock. But as I prepared to transition from stay at home mom/college student to classroom teacher, I slowly moved my wake up time to where it needed to be. It became a 5 a.m Wake Up, because I know what I need to start my day right so that I can be prepared for the rest of the day.

In addition, I have filled my mornings with things that I enjoy doing. I find that if I am looking forward to my early routine then I have a reason to get up at the sound of the alarm. Since my coffee is set to be hot and ready, I immediately focus on my attention of the aroma that fills my home. This is followed by my gratitude & dream journaling, prioritizing my day, making my bed, getting dressed, eating breakfast, and completing my bible reading/prayer. What are the things that move you forward?

In my reading, A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit, Nikki Koziarz writes ” We need stuff to look forward to. When life gets into the rut-cycle and we are just doing the same things over and over, it’s easy to want to give up on pursuing more. Whether you are the setting mini-goals type person or you need a reward to look forward to, set it! Mark it on the calendar! Do what you have to do to get there (2016).” What do you look forward to doing in your life? Can you set up mini sessions to help you meet your goal and choose to not give up?

Until next time – a latte of sparkles & giggles,