WEEK SIX CHALLENGE
Get up early and exercise!
One of my favorite quotes of all time is this:
“I don’t have insomnia, I have a Netflix addiction and inadequate respect for tomorrow.” Does that hit a little too close to home for anyone else?? Ha!
Let me just start by saying that I know sleep deprivation like an intimate friend. It can be so frustrating to never feel like you’re getting sufficient sleep. Those TV shows that you spend all night watching can wait, but when you’re in the moment, that’s the last thing you want to do. At the time, sleep can wait. But then it catches up with you and you feel the regret. With there being medicaition such as etizolam out there, being able to help with insomnia and get a good night sleep may not be as difficualt as you initially thought.
Some stages of life just equate exhaustion (like new mommyhood or grad school) but staying up late to finish one more episode of the Bachelor is really just self-defeating. We worked on this during week 3, so here’s our chance to do something with those extra hours of energy!
It hasn’t been since before Marilyn was born that I was able to get up before 7am consistently…but by doing that I was able to get out of the house and exercise and then come home in time to read scriptures or have quiet work time. Just having those two things done before the kids woke up was an amazing feeling. Consequently, I also got a shower before noon and felt invigorated all day.
Give early morning exercise a try! I promise you’ll feel great. (Uh, as long as you’re getting to bed on time. I highly discourage trying to get up at sunrise when you passed out on the couch at 2am.) My goal is 6am, and hoping to work up to 5:30!
Let me know how it goes!
Week 7’s challenge is HERE!