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That moment when you put the alarm off, and then realise half an hour later, that you’ve fallen asleep again, and now are running very late for work!

 

For me, when my morning starts off like that, I usually find my whole day doesn’t go well.

But that doesn’t seem to stop me doing the same thing again. i.e. the alarm goes off, I put it on snooze, then when it goes off again I turn it off…then a bit later I’ll come to a bit while realising that I’ve been asleep again and have no idea how long has passed since I turned the alarm off.

How are you when your alarm goes off? Do you immediately get out of bed, or like me, do you sometimes put your alarm on snooze….then snooze again…and then put it off completely, sometimes with disastrous consequences.

One word #11

Posted: April 26, 2017 in life, prayer, words
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When we’re asked a question, we can often give elaborate answers which really tell the questioner nothing. So for the following questions I’m looking for single word answers only :

  1. What’s the first thing you do when you get up each morning?
  2. What’s the last thing you do at night before you go to bed?
  3. How many alarms go off in your house each morning?
  4. How would you describe prayer?
  5. How many times on average do you pray each day?

Whatever your answers, did you answer honestly or did you give the answers you think you should be giving?

If you didn’t answer honestly, can I suggest you try again, but this time be honest with yourself, because if you are, you might get an insight into the ares of your life you need to change.

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Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Wake up twenty minutes earlier

 

It may seem counter intuitive as if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to sleep for as long as possible. So please just trust me on this one…

The first hour of your day sets the mood for your whole day. So if you start your day rushing to wherever you’re going, I’m sure that your day will carry on going downhill from there on.

Instead start your day off slowly by getting up 20 minutes earlier so you can  get yourself dressed and eat your breakfast without having to rush around or gulp down your food.

If you have a peaceful start to your day, it will go a long way to helping the rest your day to continue peacefully.

Young woman lying in bed in the morning. She is waking up with alarm clock.

 

Are you a morning person?

Me, I’ve never been a morning person and I’m never likely to be!

not a morning personI’ve always struggled to get out of bed no matter what time of day it is…my school and university days are evidence of this!

These days, while I still hate getting out of bed I do tend to get up when the alarm first goes off – I used to put it on snooze and then snooze and again, but then I realised I actually found it even harder to get out of bed the more times I dosed off again.

While I may now get out of bed a little bit easier these days, there are some things that don’t change – I still like peace and quiet when I get up so please don’t try to have a conversation with me for probably the first hour or so after I get up as I just like to come too slowly and quietly.

So you have been warned – I am not a morning person!

Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Set your alarm to go off 15 minutes early                                                                                                                                                  

This week’s suggestion follows on from the suggestions I gave you for the last 2 weeks, as it’s about you sleeping time! I’m sure many of you, like me can find it difficult to leave the comfort of your bed in the morning when the alarm goes off and so after saying you’ll “just have 5 more minutes”, and then “another 5 minutes”, you find yourself running late and then having to rush round the house to get yourself out in time.

So how do we make our morning’s a bit more relaxed? Well, set your alarm to go off 15 minutes earlier than you actually need to get up – This will allow you wake up slowly, and have your extra 5 minutes a couple of times, and still end up getting up in plenty of time to get yourself up and out the house in time.

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Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

In the last while I’ve given you some ideas which will hopefully inspire you to implement them in your own life, and over the coming weeks I’ll share some others with you.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Go to bed early                                                                                                                                                  

This week’s suggestion is even better than last week’s suggestion to leave your blinds/curtains half-open when you go to bed – Go to bed early enough so that waking up when the sun shines through your window still allows you to have the recommended seven hours of sleep.

If you then maintain this routine of going to bed early and waking up when the sun shines through the window, it’s likely that you can start relying on your biological clock to wake you up rather than relying on an alarm clock.

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