I have the best of intentions for productive mornings when we’re snuggling into bed at night. I often plan to get up early and have a whole list of things I want to accomplish before the kids wake up. However, when the alarm goes off, I’m suddenly feeling less ambitious. “Just a few more minutes,” I tell myself.
Does that happen to you? Please tell me I’m not the only one!
I have always struggled with mornings. If I am tired I can sleep right through a fog horn alarm. Ask my parents, my husband, or college roommates!
I would claim, “I’m just not a morning person,” but that sounds like a cop-out. Much like saying, “We can’t afford that” makes me feel like a victim, saying, “I’m not a morning person” negates my personal responsibility instead of taking control of my life. It’s like saying “That’s just the way I am and I can’t change.”
The thing is I know that I can change! I have had times I my life where I had really productive, early morning routines.
Many successful people will tell you that the wee hours of the morning are when they get the most inspiration and are the most productive. I’ve always admired people who hop right out of bed and start getting things done. I want to be like that! Sometimes I have a hard time remembering that when the alarm goes off though. Then by the time I get up I feel like I’m already behind and I never quite catch up.
Since starting Six Figures Under, I’ve been better at getting up early. For the last two months of my pregnancy, I was getting up at 5:30 every morning. That’s the most consistent I’ve been about early and productive mornings in years.
Not surprisingly, that productive early morning ended precisely with the delivery of my littlest one.
I’m at a place right now where I’m really craving a routine. My little lady is almost two months old and her schedule is starting to be a little more predictable. With the older kids just finishing the school year, it’s the perfect time to get into a new groove and set some new goals.
Less than a week after deciding I needed to start getting up early to be more productive, I read that Crystal Paine (aka Money Saving Mom) was launching a 14-day course called Make Over Your Mornings. The course is designed to “help you revolutionize your productivity, streamline your routines, invest your time in things that truly matter, and find more joy and peace in the process.”
It couldn’t have come at a better time for me!
I have been reading MoneySavingMom.com for nearly a decade, so I feel like I really know her personally. I’ve always been impressed by how goal-oriented and productive Crystal is. Between that, her positive attitude, and lots of hard work, she has accomplished amazing things. She says that her secret is that she is intentional about the first two hours of her day. I am very excited to learn more about how she does it!
I’m super excited to dive right in and learn to use my mornings to be more productive. My brain is bursting at the seams with all the projects I want to do with my kids, ideas for my blog, books I want to read, and books I want to write. There just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day!
There probably won’t ever be enough hours in the day, but I know that I can definitely use my time more effectively than I do now. If you’re in the same boat, check out Make Over Your Mornings!
UPDATE: Right now you can get the Make Over Your Mornings course for just $10! When you’ve got Make Over Your Mornings in your cart, you’ll be able to add Crystal’s newest course, Make Over Your Evenings for just $7, so you can get both courses for the price of one!
How About You?
- Do you consider yourself a morning person?
- What do you do in the morning to set yourself up for success?
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