Why I Don’t Get Up Early
Read any book or blog post on time management and productivity, and chances are pretty good you will be told to get up early.
I agree – getting up early helps my days run more smoothly and helps me be more productive.
But I don't get up early, and I have a very good reason.
Right now is not the right season of life for me to be getting up early.
I have a 3 week old baby. She's doing really well with sleeping, but nonetheless I am still running on too little sleep.
A lack of sleep is a large contributor to imbalanced hormones. Imbalanced hormones are almost a surefire way to send me right back into chronic fatigue. I don't want to go there.
I could beat myself up for not toughing it out and getting up and getting going on my day. Or I could recognize that there are seasons of life and get the proper rest until this season passes.
What season are you in? Are you feeling guilty because other moms seem to do so much more than you do? Do you need to recognize the season of life you are currently in, and do what's right for you at this time?
You're not them, and they're not you. It's okay to sleep in. In fact, it may be more than okay – it may be good.
Do you have little ones who won't sleep in? Sleep as long as you can in the morning and take a nap in the afternoon.
There will be a time and a place to get lots done. Maybe now is not that time and place.
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