Today I’m on the seventh day of Money Saving Mom’s 14-day Make Over Your Mornings course. I feel like she’s talking to me when she asks, “Do you often wake up feeling behind—before you even get out of bed?” Then I spend the rest of the day trying to catch up. But even though I’m only a week in to the program, the small changes I’ve made have already had a huge impact!
The change that’s been the most fun comes from Day 4: Yes, You Need an Incentive. That day’s assignment includes thinking of a fun reward or motivation to make you excited about getting out of bed. I think she suggests coffee (which, for me, is less of of an incentive than an assumption), or a yummy treat (I would prefer something that doesn’t involve calories or dishes). I didn’t think of one right away.
A couple of mornings later, the song Order My Steps in Your Word came to mind, so I looked for it online. I found this GORGEOUS performance and watched it over and over again. It became the theme song for the day! That night I decided that Victory by Yolanda Adams would be the theme song for Tuesday, and I started the day listening to it in the shower. Later the kids were dancing to it. I had the pleasure of blasting today’s song, Great I Am in my car while I ran errands. The kids asked me to play the “crazy song” (’cause crazy is how we got with it) at dinner.
So my fun (and calorie-free) incentive is starting the day with a loud, jumping, and energetic praise song. (Fortunately I live with very sound sleepers :). ) It’s all up from there!
Is there a better way to spend the day than praising the Lord? What should I wake up to tomorrow?