I wish I was a morning person like some people I know who are up before God every day by the time I roll out of bed, they are six to seven hour into their day. But there is no secret about it, I’m a night owl. I work best at night when there is no one around to bother, er, (let me rephrase that) interrupt me – and I thrive under pressure. I rarely go to bed before midnight. I still get a full night of sleep, I just get up eight hours later. I’ve always joked that my life verse is Proverbs 6:9:
“Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.”
However, as all adults discover, this gets harder as you get older, especially since I can no longer drink Mountain Dew. (Yeah, haven’t had a clean crisp ice cold can of Dew since shortly after my heart episode. My heart meds make all soda taste disgusting, Root Beer is all I can drink in the bubbly category. But hey, I’ve lost weight!)
But I degress…
The point is, I WISH I was a morning person, because I WAS once upon a time. In high school. I used to get up early, go for a walk, read, sneak out for walks, read, study, do homework, and feel like I was half way through my day by the time I got to school. College life turned it all around, and I never adjusted back. I think not having a kid for fifteen years is part of the reason.
IF I WAS A MORNING PERSON, here is what I would do every morning: (I do these at other times of the day now, or never get to them)
- Read my Bible and Pray
- Read Oswald Chambers My Utmost For My Highest
- Journal (Offline, by hand)
- Blog (Online, yeah, here for you to read, or other sites like YS, TBT)
- Read a chapter (or more) of a book
- Jump over to the Kidology.org Forum and participate
- Catch up on Facebook requests (accept friends, ignore ’causes’)
- Read friends blogs or my Conservative Chronicle or Human Events
Are you a MORNING PERSON, NIGHT OWL, or NEITHER? Do you actually get everything done in-between?
TAKE MY POLL! or leave a comment below. (or both!)