Thursday, February 28, 2013
Up For a Challenge?
Are you up for a challenge? Crystal at Money Saving Mom is beginning the Early To Rise Challenge on her blog tomorrow, March 1st. Can you believe it's March already?!
I'm not an early riser. I have tried so many times to become one, only to fall back into my old habits after just a few days. The weird thing is, I like to be up early. I like the stillness, the sense that the day stretches out before me and I have plenty of time, the feeling of accomplishment when I look at the clock and it's still early even after I've gotten a lot done . . . I just like it. But I don't like that pesky getting-up part!
So I'm joining the challenge. Every weekday during the month of March, my goal is to get up at 6:30. I know that's not early for many of you, but it's at least half an hour earlier - and honestly, most of the time an hour and a half earlier - than I usually rise. And my wake-up times are pretty inconsistent, mainly because my bedtimes are inconsistent. So I want to use this month of rising early to set up some new routines that I believe will be beneficial for me.
Crystal will be posting every day about her results in rising early. I won't post about it every day, but I'll post updates occasionally throughout the month. She's also reading through Andy Traub's ebook, Early To Rise: Learn To Rise Early in 30 Days, each day of the month. I ordered my copy this morning. It's $4.99 for the Kindle through Friday. The thing that convinced me to get the book and join the challenge is that the author said the same thing I did about rising early: he hates to get up early, but he loves to be up early. That rang a bell for me!
So there it is, if you'd like to join in. Or you can just watch from the sidelines and cheer me on as I pull my lazy self out of the bed at 6:30 every morning!