The following post is from HelloMornings gal, Michelle.
Hello, friends! We are five weeks into this challenge and I think it’s time for a huddle, so gather round.
Psalm 143:8, The Message:
Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, for on You do I lean and in You do I trust. Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my inner self to You.
Jesus Calling, February 25:
Rest In My Presence, allowing Me to take charge of this day. Do not bolt into the day like a racehorse suddenly released. Instead, walk purposefully with Me, letting Me direst your course one step at a time.
I don’t know about yours, but my children seem to be joining the early morning challenge with me. And, as our sleep tanks are getting depleted, so enter the grumpies.
In order to make sure they are getting the right amount of sleep, I asked the Twitter community how much sleep their kids get. The most frequent answer was 11 hours.
So, I scribbled out our schedule, making sure my kids are getting at least 11 hours of sleep. Then I realized, if I am getting the recommended 8 hours, that leaves me with about 3 hours of free time each day.
Now to decide how to spend those 3 hours. Since I do enjoy spending time with my Husband, I decided to wake up 1 hour before the kids and go to bed 2 hours after them. (Any more time in the morning and I get tempted to go wake them up!)
Writing it down helped me visualize how my day could flow best.
Daylight Savings Time
Since my kids are already trending toward earlier wake-ups, I decided that they’re just getting ready for Daylight Savings Time early. (Remember, we lose an hour of sleep!)
Daylight Savings Time begins March 13 in most places. Some kids take the time change completely in stride, others benefit from a gradual transition. Either way, keep in mind that it’s coming!
Twitter Party Recap
We had a fantastic chat on Twitter the other week. There were over 500 #hellomornings tweets during that 45 minute chat!
If you weren’t able to make it, you can read over the transcript from that night.
You can read the transcript even if you don’t have a Twitter account!
Hello Mornings! Link-Up
Have your written a post about Hello Mornings? We’d love to read it!
Please add the URL to your specific Hello Mornings post below:
Next Week’s Link-Up
I thought it would be fun to include pictures of our HelloMornings! next week. It could be your cozy spot, your mornings beverage or your current reading material.
Get creative and get those pictures ready!
Question of the Week
Many of you are asking for ideas with the exercise part of your morning routine, so that is the theme for this week’s comments.
How have you included exercise into your routine?
OR, ask any questions you have, exercise-related or not!
Just remembered we were in a huddle, soâ€¦ 1, 2, 3, Hello Mornings!
Michelle spends her days keeping up with two energetic boys, ages 4 and 2. She loves bold coffee, Jesus, daydreaming, and her Mennonite.