After sleeping in for 4 years straight I joined the 5AM club cold turkey and I’m never going back. Three things I learned
If you meet a true morning person, you know that they absolutely love their mornings. Really, the only person you’ll ever hear about complaining about mornings are people who don’t get up to utilize at least some of it for personal time.
If you have ever felt the desire to start utilizing your mornings for some special “You” time
“How do I learn to not hate being a mom so much” I asked God one night. I was four months post partum and just like the pendulum on my dad’s grandfather clock I’d gone back and forth between Hulk mom and happy mom more than a thousand times that day and had just finished tucking my beautiful girls in bed, threatening their stuffed animal’s lives if they even breathed loud enough for me to hear them in the next 12 hours. “You need to learn how to wake up early.”
That was the answer he gave me. “You need to learn how to wake up early.” It was a quiet thought that came to my head during my prayer… that I pushed aside and ignored. For the next six months I continued to swing on a pendulum between crazy person and semi-normal person. I made a few adjustments like exercising more, changing the birth control I was on. I was hopeful that I could soon lay the Hulk side of motherhood to rest, but I still felt and acted unstable at times.
If you’re in the “sleeping in” camp, but need a dang good reason why you should learn how to wake up early (and not scratch any fellow human’s eyes out that happens across your path before 7AM) listen up. I used to be an avid morning sleeper. I’m talking still sawing logs until at least 8AM, often later.