It’s Friday and we are linking up with Kate over at Five Minute Friday. This is when we write for 5 minutes, no over thinking, just write, link up and share together. If you’d like to join us, click here. Our word prompt today is: EASY
For the last couple of months, I have been in the disciplined habit of waking up at 6 AM. In fact, my alarm is set for 6:00 yet oftentimes my body wakes up at 5:56 and I shut off the alarm before it even has time to sound.
And then life happened, and Seattle happened… where I went to visit my daughter and the time change threw me off. I got sick and because rest was needed for this body, 6 AM was put aside for a while.
I’m now at the place where I need that early morning discipline again and it’s not easy to get back into that routine when no school bus or commute beckons you to wake with the rising sun. It’s simply self-discipline that’s needed.
It’s also easier to wake up when you get to bed earlier. And with that, I learned an important lesson last night and it’s this…. “No Chip or Joanna before bed!!!!” I watch them Fix-Up and my mind imagines all kinds of decorating ideas that fly through my head like an amazing internet connection. I’m knocking down walls, putting in French doors and adding a custom-made island in every kitchen.
And as 1:12 AM flashes on the bedside clock I’m thinking my 6:00 AM wake-up call is not happening.
But it did…. and this time my brain didn’t hear the alarm and my poor hubby, who sleeps like a dead man heard the buzz, got out of bed and shut off my alarm.
What a good man!
He was sweet this morning and encouraged me to go back to sleep yet I’m telling you… if my alarm keeps waking him up that routine won’t keep happening with a smile.
It’s not easy… but it’s time to get that self-discipline kicked in again.
So what about you? What’s that thing kickin’ you from behind?
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Happy Friday, friends! Have a great weekend!