Monday, June 23, 2008

Turning a new leaf

It has become apparent that there simply is not enough time in the day. Duh! Of course you already know this. I've been in denial for a few months. I was sure I could accomplish all I had to do with smile on my face and energy to spare by the end of the day. After failing time and again I decided to look at when my day started....8 am most of the time. And I decided there is a whole world out there of people getting up a few hours before that. Maybe they had the answer to my problem. So last week I gave it a shot. I woke up at 6 am giving myself two extra hours a day for a total of 14 extra waking hours a week. I tell you I am a new woman. Not only do I get things done I also have time to work off my baby chub since the gym is just a couple blocks from my house which increases my feel good hormones (so the researchers say puts you in a better mood.....and it has!!!) and I have 2 hours a day that I am awake that I have time to myself! My house is still a heaping wreck but now I have these two hours to think on how I'm going to change that. And the best part is the rest of the day I can be the happy mom and not worry about the stinkin dishes.


Anonymous said...

So glad you're doing great! Meanwhile, I'm working my way toward getting up at 5:30 (right now we're sitting at 5:45). Sure, I don't look that great, but I figure if it gives me an extra "zen moment" during the day, it's worth it!


Karalene Ludlow said...

Thanks for your thoughts ... I have been wondering how I can squeeze more time into the day. Getting used to the initial wakeup is the hardest for me. Love the quote too!