Wednesday, February 10, 2016

This week's goal

I set a major/not so major, but important, goal for myself last week.  I've been feeling for the past little while that I just could not catch up.  At the end of the day, even though it would be well after midnight, I felt like I still had tons of things to do.

Something needed to change.  So!  I thought about it and prayed about it, and realized that in order to keep my sanity and to become a better mom and person overall, I needed to start waking up before the kids do every morning for personal scripture study and alone time....which meant that I needed to start going to bed a ton earlier.

I'm happy to report that today, I'm 3 for 3 on keeping my goal.  Oh yeah!!  

2 days of the week, I take a 530am class at the gym and get home to do scripture study before the boys wake up. Well, before they're allowed to come out of their room....they wake up way too early. (This alarm clock for the boys has been a morning life saver.) And on the other days, I set my alarm for 620am to head downstairs and read.

Yes, it's only Wednesday, but I'm really hoping I can make this a habit, because these past few days have been so rewarding.  I feel like I have a better handle on all my responsibilities, that I'm enjoying everything so much more, and surprisingly, I get things done before 10pm every night.  (and if I don't, oh well! it has to wait because sleep is top priority.)

I hope y'all are having a great week!  Have you set any personal goals for yourself this week?!

Boots: c/o Rack Room Shoes
Top:  Gap Outlet (similar style, different color here)
Skirt: Gap Outlet (very similar here, another option here)
Tights: Target 

Linking up with the Pleated Poppy


Crisp Snaps said...

My sister uses that clock for her 2 year old and loves it!

Unknown said...

I can tell a huge difference in how I feel when I don't make time to read and do a devotion. I always do mine at night because I'm not an early riser, but it makes me feel better in so many ways when I do it!

Helene in Between said...

getting up early makes all the difference for me. such a great goal!

Paige Flamm said...

This is such an awesome goal! I really need to start getting up earlier so I can get more done too!


Emily said...

Getting in that daily devotional really does set up the day for success!! That and flossing your teeth every night ;) Go, Ashley!

Kayla MKOY said...

This is HUGE!! & yet so simple. Isn't it awesome how much of a difference those small extra habits can make in your day? So proud of you! 5:30AM gym glass? YOU GO MAMA!

fashchronicles said...

I love this outfit! That bird print skirt is too adorable!

Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

Caroline said...

I NEED my hour in the morning before life happens... currently, I mostly use it to read blogs and sip at my coffee but ideally I can get up one more hour earlier and reserve some time for a book or some easy yoga!

Because of Jackie said...

I love this. Having a bit of calm and peace early on is KEY, I cannot start my day without it;)

Sierra said...

Adorable outfit! I love the skirt. And I had the exact same realization this week! I've found that I'm actually much more productive in the mornings than late at night anyway. I love to sleep in though so waking up earlier this week has been a challenge!

Sierra Elizabeth

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