I used try to figure out where the time went at end of each day. I felt like nothing ever got done. Then I would feel overwhelmed, thinking of how I am going to fit it all into the next day?
Then, a friend suggested getting up at 5:30am. WHAT!!! I am not a morning person and 5:30am was nuts. It’s still dark out; nobody is up at this time. Well, guess what there are people up at this time, MOMS. Mom’s who are getting a handle on their rhythm and making sure their days are a streamline. Of course there are unforeseen illnesses, bad days & even I am not getting up today. These are fewer & fewer once you realize the difference it makes in how your day flows. I have to admit 5:30 is still not my wake up time, but I have started to rise at 6:30am and have found I am a much happier person on these days.
As the house seats still so do I; I find a quite place and just breathe. I do not mediate, so this is as close as I get, my Sanguine Temperament makes it very difficult for me seat still. If I only seat 15 minutes there is a clear variation in how my day runs. Sometimes, I go all out lighting a candle or some incense hoping to elongate my stillness(it helps most of the time). I then proceed to getting our day organized; most of it is planned since we homeschool, but there are days where I still need some work.
If you can take this time for yourself each morning and allow yourself a big breath out before you jump into your day. It will have so much impact on how you go through your day and how your children race through theirs.