I have been totally stressed out since school started about our schedule and our daily/weekly routines. Everything has been so chaotic and I didn't want to start a bunch of new 'organizing' things that I might not follow through with. Add to that the fact that I determined before school ever started that we would be very social this year-extracurricular would be our middle name. So I gave it to God. I submitted my control to His. I finally decided that I can NOT do this without His help. I have slowed down my pulse, tried to take things one thing at a time and held on (mostly) for the ride.
While this has been our most unusual year to date, things are becoming almost effortless. I just noticed last week that we do have a routine and it works. AND, if I would make it an intentional routine, it would work even better. So, I don't have to reinvent the wheel, I can just go with the momentum we already have.
This week I have slowly gotten better at getting up earlier than what had become my 9 o'clock usual. I have gotten up at 7, 8:30, and 7:30. I have made sure to get to bed by 1. I will slowly change my bedtime to earlier which will automatically made my rise time earlier. I don't sleep too much, I just hate going to bed. Staying up too late makes me not want to get up...vicious cycle. Getting up earlier is the right thing to do. It makes our days much more productive. Unbelievably more productive.
I am so thankful to serve a God that cares about my day. I am thankful he 'wakes me up' to the things I am doing right as often as he wakes me up to the things I am doing wrong. I am very thankful he has made routine achievable-even for a routine buster like me!