Have you ever noticed how one false move can change the course of your entire day or even your week? Not putting together a grocery list causes you to forget stuff from the store, causing you to order take out, causing you to waste food and money. Or not folding the last load of laundry slows up the rest of the wash for the day. Some days it feels like this:
For me, it was not having enough “me” time during the day. I would wake up, get ready for the day, take the kid to school, go to work, pick the kid up, prep dinner, hang out with friends or husband, then finally go to bed. Not getting my alone time could bring my entire week to a halt. I’d be cranky and short with my family. I could feel it coming on. I knew the exact cause. And I did nothing to change it.
Now, my day starts at 5:00 am (WHY?!?!?!? asks 23-year-old me). My kid gets up between 5:15 and 6:00 am so it’s great to have that me time to eat breakfast by myself. In front of the TV. With whatever I want to watch. Some days, I can barely get my bagel out of the bag before she gets up. But some very rare, magical days, I get to watch a segment of The Kitchen, or even an entire episode of Fixer Upper.
What about you guys? Shout out to all the members of the 5:00 am club!! Is there any domino effect in your life and is there anything you can do to change it?