Magic of the Morning and Schedules

You guys, I did it! I woke up early this morning!

I’ve been trying to do this for months now. Wake up an hour-ish before the girls wake up and get some much needed alone time to do the things I love; eat, write, drink coffee etc.  But, every morning my alarm would go off and sleep would always win. I’d hit snooze and that would be the end. Then, to make myself not feel like a complete loser I would tell myself how sleep was so important and I’m still breastfeeding so I’m extra tired and needed extra zzz’s and this whole getting up before the girls thing was overrated anyway. Ummmmm, well yesterday Alyssa, you’ve got so much to learn!

It is SO not overrated. I meditated in silence while the sun stretched it’s arms across the sky.  I did my morning pages in silence and sipped my steamin’ coffee… in silence. Now, I sit here, in silence, writing my blog. This is it, guys. The secret recipe to a happy stay at home momma is in the magic of the morning. The still of the silence. It is pure bliss, I tell ya! I am forever a believer in getting up early now. I am sooo not a morning person but this is worth it so I’m going to try my hardest to get up with my alarm from now on!

I’ve also been trying to get a schedule together that works with what I want to do and what I want the girls to do each day. I’ve made a zillion schedules before and have stuck to none, but just like getting up early, I really want this so I’m going to be super strict with myself and just do it! I’m going to give myself 3 months to get it down pat then I can tweak it with the new season.

I think the reason why my previous schedules failed was because I could never figure out what I should be doing in my alone time (morning or night) and what I could do with the girls. So, because I am a teacher at heart and need to write everything down, I thought it would be helpful to ask myself some questions before I started my new schedule. Here’s what it looked like: 

Once I finished, I realized most of what I valued for myself is what I also value the girls experiencing so why not do those things together!? That made it much easier to put together our day and divide my alone time for specifics things like meditating, writing and coffee ❤

Anyway, the girls are up and roarin’ to go. We’ve got a busy day ahead of us getting ready for Malakai’s Moana themed birthday party tomorrow!! 🙂 Can’t wait to show you guys all the pictures!

Have a great weekend everyone!

XO 

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