I'm posting two days in a row! YAY! Yesterday I talked about how I was trying to get back into blogging and trying to be more consistent about posting. I also briefly mentioned some of my goals. Today I'm going to talk a little bit more about my personal goals and what my morning routine is.
My personal goals are:
- Read 16 books
- Finish memorizing James 1
- Memorize Romans 6
- Daily time with God
- Develop a morning routine habit
Read 16 books.
I love to read but it's something that quickly gets pushed aside if something more urgent comes along. I decided to make a monthly goal so that I would make the time to read everyday. The way that I work reading into my busy schedule is by doing it here and there all day. I read while I'm nursing. I read while I'm watching the kids play. I'll sometimes read at night while my husband is watching TV. If I'm sitting around playing my phone, I'll try to put my phone down and read instead. I'll also sometimes read in the morning after my Bible time. I basically try to squeeze it in as much as I can.
Finish memorizing James 1 and memorize Romans 6.
I love memorizing scripture!! About a year or so ago, I was suffering from really bad anxiety and depression and I ended up overcoming it by memorizing scripture. I'm going to write a post hopefully this week about my easy method of memorizing scripture. I chose to memorize James because it is one of my favorite books of the Bible. It's really practical and straight forward, which I like. I'm memorizing Romans 6 because I've read it's a good way to try to overcome sin.
Daily time with God.
I really try hard to give God the first part of my day. When I spend time with God the rest of my day just goes so much smoother. I have more energy and more patience. I'm happier. I manage my time better. It's something that's extremely important to me.
Follow a morning routine.
This is an area that I've chosen to work on for the next 2 months. I find that when I follow a pretty strict schedule, I have less anxiety and I get more accomplished. I can also easily see how much I'm getting done everyday. Below is my morning routine:
My Ideal Morning Routine (for the summer)
5:00---> Bible, Pray, Journal
6:00---> Read & Nurse Emmie
6:30---> Shower & Get Ready
7:00---> Breakfast & Devo's with kids
7:30---> Feed Emmie Breakfast
8:00---> "School" with Holly
9:00---> Morning Chores
9:30---> Read/Nurse Emmie
10:00--> Clean, Organize, Projects, Blog
11:00--> Feed Em Lunch
11:30--> Activity with Holly
That's my ideal schedule. I normally don't follow it exactly but I try to. I like scheduling my time because it helps me to make sure that the house is getting clean, the kids are getting the attention they need, and I'm not wasting my time playing on my phone or watching TV. I'm not super strict about this schedule, I adjust it as needed. For the next month or so though, I'm going to try pretty hard to be strict about my schedule. I've noticed lately that I've been wasting a lot more time.
Well that's all for today! Tomorrow I'll talk about my marriage goals and maybe my parenting goals! I also plan on writing a post about my morning chore routine, how I memorize scripture, and what I do during my daily Bible time. Let me know if there is anything you want me to write about!