You thought I'd fallen off the steps-toward-simplicity-wagon, didn't you? No no, just a minor setback. I'd been wanting to start waking up earlier, only I kept staying up so late last week that it just wasn't happening. Wake up 15 minutes earlier; is it really so hard? Apparently so, because I can never seem to manage it! But this is going to be the week, it really is! And it's going to set a pattern for the rest of my life!! I'm nothing if not optimistic:)
The thing is, I adore the mornings. The gentle stillness before the world is really up and humming. Those first morning rays filtering in through the window. The way I feel calm and centered and ready to face my day when I start out unhurried. All of these things I love! What I despise is the moment between being in bed and out of bed, okay and about the first five minutes where I stumble to the bathroom all squinty eyes and grumbly and brush my teeth and splash water on my face. After that I feel great! So, why do I let my dislike of those few rather miserable minutes deprive me of the beauty, peace and productiveness of the early morning? Good question!
So tell me, what is your secret for hauling yourself out of bed to take advantage of the morning? I suppose going to bed at a reasonable time would be a start:) But, now that Vivian is waking less at night, and sometimes even sleeping all the way from about 8:30 to 6am(!) I feel like it's time to take back my mornings!
The old axiom of early to bed, early to rise really has truth to it. I'm sure there's plenty of science to back me up on this, but I just feel like the majority of people are probably more productive earlier in the day, we likely get more done on a day that starts earlier and I imagine are more pleasant, focused and organized. So, just fifteen minutes earlier, that's all I'm asking of myself, to contribute to healthier, simpler, more streamlined and relaxed days. What do you think?
All images from Country Living. I got caught up in looking at pretty bedrooms. Do you think if I remodeled my bedroom I could get up earlier...?