Hi. I’m Cate. And I Hate Mornings.
Seriously, if I get less than eight hours of sleep, it’s not cute. I wake up wanting to throat punch anyone I see. Then, I want to roll back over and go to sleep.
If I don’t start my mornings with coffee and Jesus, things get real ugly real quick. And how exactly does that work for me with a 4-year-old and a 19-month-old? Well, it doesn’t. It royally stinks. I ended up having to REALLY ask God how in the world I was supposed to spend time in prayer and my family still like me.
Here are a few small things that helped me not hate mornings so much.
1.) Be Realistic.
If you’re used to getting up at 6am, don’t try to get up at 4. That’s a huge adjustment. Start with 30 mins. If you need more time, work your way up.
2.) Use cute coffee mugs.
Sounds ridiculous, right?? But it’s not. If I know I’m going to put my favorite coffee or tea in a cute coffee mug (I collect them for this reason!), it gives me a little something to look forward to.
3.) Do Bible Study DURING breakfast instead of getting up early.
I do my Bible Study over breakfast while they’re distracted by food. I get about 30 mins of kids strapped down and quiet. And they get to see Mommy spending time with Jesus. Win-win.
4.) Turn on worship music.
It just gets me going. I’m a musical girl. My girls and I end up happy and singing to Jesus rather than fussy and grumping around. I don’t know how it works. It just does.
5.) Learn to go with the punches.
We are mamas, not robots. The kids aren’t always going to cooperate. Sometimes, Bible Study has to wait until nap time. Sometimes the worship music is just added noise on top of screaming tiny humans. It’s not always going to go our way. (Which stinks for us control freaks!)
You can do it, mamas!
Love to my loves,