I have intentions, good ones even and I am trying to follow through on them. I am not a morning person, not in the slightest but the boys get up early and they go from sleepy eyed snugglers to a full sprint in about 10 minutes. I on the other hand need at least an hour and 2 cups of coffee before I can knock the sleep out of my eyes. In an effort to find a meeting place I have started to get up earlier than the boys. By started I mean this morning I got up before the boys, so this is not some observation of how the process is going in case you were impressed. There is plenty of time to give up, but like I said, I have intentions.
Since I’m not a morning person I feel like the morning controls me and I end up reacting to it. The boys are off and running and because I’m not ready to deal I get frustrated faster and see the boy’s energy as an affront. Like their alertness is just their way of sticking it to me. So I want to be more proactive with the morning by getting up earlier and being ready for the day, ready for the boys. This morning I got up and rode my bike over to the local gym and signed up for a 7 day trial. By getting up and out of the house with an activity maybe I can speed up the waking process and even get in some much needed exercise. So that is what I started this morning, turning good intentions into a habit. I heard it takes 30 days to develop a habit so day 1 in this habit building is down and 29 to go.