Friday, February 24, 2012
carving a space for me
Although I have never been a morning person, I am determined to carve a space for myself in the wee hours before anyone in the house stirs. It's always been difficult to do this- I have early risers- the entire house is in full swing by 6:15 most mornings. So, to get a good hour of peace and quiet I need to be out of bed at 5. Now that Indigo is officially sleeping through the night (insert the sound of angels singing!) I feel I finally have the energy and motivation to wake up and greet the day while the sun is still coming up.
The plan is to do any of the following things during my hour or so of peace:
blog plan and write
update and review to do list
listen to the news/radio
read the paper
go for a walk (in the lighter months)
set goals, write down ideas/inspiration
have a long bath or shower and pamper myself
put a load of laundry on
I am going to try to avoid these tasks:
(simply because I can do them either the night before or while the children are playing before breakfast)
I find I am so much more calm, present and graceful throughout the day if I allow myself the time to start with inner reflection and a quiet cup of tea.