Well here I am up and at it early for the second morning in a row. Motivated by Kelly Exeter‘s post on Smaggle I decided to give the early mornings a shot. Yesterday I managed to get out of bed at 5am, this morning I nearly stayed there because I forgot to put the alarm on snooze, so it was 5:15 today, but I am here with my coffee, tip toeing around like I am robbing the joint, ready to go.
The past few months I’ve felt like things have been spiraling out of control. The house is always a pig sty, I only just manage to get the washing done. Sometimes I forget to put it on the line so it ends up in the dryer. The kitchen is still a mess at lunchtime and there is just always seems to be crap everywhere. I spend so much time focusing on all of this mess and fluffing around that I feel like I never actually achieve anything. So, after reading the post on Smaggle I felt motivated. So many other people seem to have the same problem. I like a challenge, it was game on.
My alarm went of just before 5am yesterday morning. My husband thought I had wet the bed…..he wasn’t sure what was going on. He said “You know it is only 5am, what are you doing”. I told him I needed to start getting up earlier so the place didn’t look like such a dump. I could get my computer/blog work over and done with before the children wake. I can enjoy my coffee in my pj’s, child free. So up I got and it actually wasn’t that hard, I was quite shocked. It has finally started to cool down up here in the NT (probably not a good time to decide to get up early) and I even had to put the split system onto heat! I settled down in my cosy flannies and ugg boots sipping on my hot coffee and enjoying the peace and quiet. I didn’t have to feel guilty that I should be doing something else.
So by 5 pm on Day 1 I was much further ahead than most days. I felt a lot more in control and I was not even tired. The house was even tidy when I went to bed – shock horror. I can’t believe it – all of those early risers may actually be onto something!
I know I am probably one of the only Mum’s who is not normally up at this hour anyway……but just wondering if there is anyone else out there like me? Do you find it hard to drag your sorry ass out of bed in the mornings? Or have you already done 2 loads of washing as well as swept and mopped the floor by this hour?
Would you like to have coffee with me at 5 each morning or do you think I am a complete nut case? Once I actually manage to crawl out from under the warm doona it is actually not too bad and I feel so much better for it.
Can I keep this up? Wish me luck!