Ask anyone close to me and they will affirm that I am not a morning person. As long as I can remember, my relationship with my morning routine has been like oil and water. We just don’t mix.
I reluctantly roll out of bed on those very early mornings while trying to have a cheerful and grateful heart and to be honest, I am usually grouchy, silent on purpose, and still sleepy!
I am (fully) functional at around 10 o’clock in the morning. This means I am dressed from head to toe, applied a little makeup, eaten my breakfast with coffee or tea, prayed up, and at my desk ready to work, already out the house to drop my girls off on preschool days, or off to run errands.
I can testify that if I do not have some type of devotion and/or prayer in the morning, the rest of my day is at risk of me being less than stellar in operating in grace, compassion, patience, and love (Psalm 145:8). I know for a fact that starting my day with God’s Word and prayer enhances my morning as well as prepares me for what the day holds.
I have read many articles on how to “make” myself a morning person; but in this season of my life, I am learning to give myself some grace, which is why I am so glad that Kat Lee of the #hellomornings community wrote her book on how to build a grace-filled, life-giving morning routine.
I know I need all the tips on enhancing my morning routine and you may need the same. I invite you to join my summer Reader’s Circle for our summer read of “Hello Mornings” by Kat Lee.