When the kids were in school I was very good about getting up at 5:00am, doing my devotions, and making the family breakfast. But since school has been out, I have been waking up when my husband gets up to go to work (around 6:30.) I go down to the kitchen to make Peter's breakfast, and watch the news with him. Then I check my email, update my pod casts, and end up reading a lot of blogs, and maybe writing a post on my own blog ;). By then Spencer is usually up so I feed him breakfast. By now it's after 9:00am and I haven't done my devotions, showered, or even eaten breakfast, and the kitchen is already a mess.
It's not the best start to my day. I end up feeling behind the whole rest of the day!
So, I am instituting a new Summer Schedule for myself. I am not planning on waking up at 5:00am this summer, (I'll start that again in September) but I am going to get up at 6:00am.
Here is what my new Summer Schedule looks like:
9:00pm - (the night before) Program coffee pot to start at 5:50am. VERY IMPORTANT!
6:00 - Wake up
Pour myself first cup of coffee
Spend time reading Bible and praying
6:45 - Make Peter and myself breakfast
Spend a few minutes with Peter before he leaves for work
7:00 - Put away dry dishes from the previous night
7:15 - Exercise
7:45 - Shower and get dressed
8:15 - Do daily chores
9:00 - Computer time.
I am thinking that this will be a much better start to my day, and I will be much more productive. (Don't worry, Spencer will still be fed breakfast when he wakes up, the older kids usually make their own breakfast in the summer) I am leaving the rest of my day open because I don't want to over schedule myself when the kids are home.
Now it's your turn! Do you change your schedule for the summer? If so, leave me a comment and tell me what works for you! :)