Yay! It’s time for us to make over our mornings together! I am so excited to jump into this with you guys!
Day one is all about figuring out why you are doing this course in the first place. Determining your why will keep you motivated to stay the course when the going gets rough. At some point we all will come back to our why. Whether it is during this 14 day course or in 2 months when we have fallen off the bandwagon and need to get back on.
We aren’t making over our mornings just to get more things checked off our to do list. That is not the end goal. At least it shouldn’t be. Yes, waking up earlier or being more intentional about your morning time will propel you forward to being more productive to get things done BUT it shouldn’t be our primary goal.
“Making over your morning is simply a way to ensure you have more time and energy for the things that matter most.” -MYOM Workbook, page 5
The reason behind doing this is so that we can become more intentional about making time for the things that matter most to you. If you’ve let your family time slip away because you’re over committed, or you’ve stopped reading with your kids because you have a full plate right now, or you aren’t doing anything that replenishes your own soul because you’re constantly pouring into others then making over your mornings will help you find the time for those things that matter most. Our long to do list isn’t what should drive us every day. Checking things off a list shouldn’t bring more satisfaction into our lives than connecting with our children.
Making over our mornings is going to help us figure out what matters most in life to us and work towards making those things a priority in our lives. Finding time for them and being intentional about making time and then sticking to that plan.
If we love reading, than we should be making time for reading. If we love writing we should be making time for writing or sewing, crocheting, exercise, whatever it is. We need to think about what we’ve set aside for our children needs and pick those back up again. We need to fill ourselves up in order to pour out.
If we are always loosing our cool with the kids, never connecting with them throughout the day, have a haphazardly run homeschool, or unruly kids running the home than we need to get our priorities in order and start tackling these areas to get the house under control. It is amazing what a difference it makes in our children’s behavior when Mama is plugged into them. The days are long but the years are short so let’s not waste this precious time that we have our children with us every day.
If we are never making time for our husbands, if we are always cleaning up after the kids, doing laundry, dishes or going out with the gals but we are never making time for our man than we have some priority readjustments to do. Our marriages are fundamental to having a strong family. We need to make sure that we are connecting with our husbands and not always being too tired or frazzled to date them.
As the women of our house, we set the tone and atmosphere of the home. If we are always behind, always playing catch up, always giving of ourselves to our families without filling ourselves up or making time to be with Jesus than we are not going to be setting a very pleasant tone.
Instead we will be setting a tone of crankiness, frustration and annoyance. You know what I mean, those mornings when everyone needs 5 million things before you even go to the bathroom for the day. Those mornings when your kids are filled with extra energy and seemed to be bouncing off the walls before you’ve even tasted your first sip of coffee. Yeah, those mornings.
When all of our mornings are looking this way, when every day we put our quiet time on the back burner then all of our days are going to be filled with chaos and grumpiness. Let’s be honest.
It’s a hard cycle to break but we can break it.
We are making over our mornings so that we can control our days, filling them with what matters most to us, and ultimately we will be controlling the direction of our lives.
Today’s project: Decide on a time every day for the next 2 weeks to do this course. Remember, if we aren’t intentional about it than we wont make it happen.
I am committed to do the course at nap time!
New Year – New You Giveaway!
Whose ready to start the year off right? To get you just as motivated as I am about the new year, I want to get some resources into your hands.
In this package you’ll receive the following:
Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love, by Sally Clarkson
Do you ever long for days full of joy and energy―days that bring out the best version of you rather than leave you exhausted? Do you sometimes catch yourself wishing life was more impactful and fulfilling? In a world that’s moving so fast, it’s easy to lose your sense of purpose. So now is the time to make each moment of your ordinary, everyday, beautiful existence count. It’s time to own your life.
This book will motivate you to start living with purpose and intention this new year.
This journal is beautiful! It will inspire you to journal your Bible reading notes throughout the year. Each seat of pages has a Scripture verses on the bottom. I love that! I also coordinated the journal to go with the black and white planner below. Who doesn’t love pretty things?!
Isn’t this planner pretty?! Who wouldn’t be motivated to use this consistently ever day?! This planner will take you completely through the year of 2016. It can fit inside your purse or bag so you can easily access it at a moments notice.
With these three tools you will be on the right track to a more organized new year! Enter the giveaway in the form below!
All entrants will be signed up to receive our ANAWINS email updates (If you don’t love it, you can unsubscribe at any time; and we NEVER share your information.)
Did you forget to sign up for the course? Don’t worry-it’s not too late to start! Head on over to Make Over Your Mornings and you’ll get instant access to the videos and workbook pages.
Don’t forget to join us on Periscope each day at 3pm EST as we encourage one another in each day’s material! We will be going over the material of the course and sharing our projects and goals with each other as we keep each other accountable along the way. You can find me by searching for @ANAWINSblog! See you there!
**UPDATE: Due to the unexpected loss of my brother in law there will be days that I will be unable to scope but I will update you on Facebook and Twitter before I go live each day so make sure to follow me there!
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Your turn! What time are you committing to doing the course? I can’t wait to hear!
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