Welcome to the Early to Rise Challenge! Throughout the month of March, I’m challenging myself and my readers to make the most of their mornings. So every week day morning at 9 a.m. EST, I’m posting a short Early to Rise post. I’ll share a few of my thoughts on the day’s passage from Early to Rise, tell you what time I got up that morning, and encourage you to leave a comment to tell us what time you got up and how you’re doing on the challenge.
Begin Your Day With Prayer
One of my favorite parts of adopting an Early to Rise lifestyle is that I begin my day with quiet time. This is time when I read my Bible (I’m currently reading through the Bible, so I read a few chapters every day), write in my Gratitude Journal, and pray. It’s a time when I fill up my soul to give me energy and encouragement for the day.
This time is so important for the success of my day. It lays a foundation for my entire day — and on the days when I get up late and don’t get to spend that quality time reading the Bible and praying, I miss it so much. Plus, my whole day just feels rushed and “off”.
Can I encourage you to take time every morning to be quiet? To fill your soul up? To reflect on your blessings? If you’re a Christian, I especially encourage you to start your day with prayer and reading God’s Word — even if it’s just a few verses. It’s the best way to begin a successful day!
What Time Did You Get Up This Morning?
My husband had to work until 9 p.m. last night, so I stayed up until 10 p.m. and skipped my crazy-early morning wake-up time. It cracked me up how late 10 p.m. felt like last night — and how quickly we can retrain our perspective!
What time did you get up? Leave a comment and let us know!
Join in the Chatter!
Want to blog about this challenge? If you’re blogging through this challenge with me, be sure to leave your link to your direct post for today below. Plus, if you’d like to post your daily posts to the Early to Rise Group Board on my Pinterest page, just shoot me an email (moneysavingmom @ gmail dot com) and I’ll invite you.
Want to follow along on Twitter or Instagram? Each week day morning on my Facebook Page, my Twitter account, and my Instagram account, I’ll be posting a picture of my alarm clock as public accountability. I’d love to have you do the same or join in the discussion on Twitter and Instagram. Just follow hashtag #EarlytoRise to see what others are tweeting and Instagramming about this challenge!