Have you ever observed your morning behavior? When you wake up in the morning do you:
Sleep until the last possible minute waiting for your alarm clock to sound;
Jump right out of bed and head straight to the bathroom;
Check your social media or email to check out all that has happened overnight; and/or
Go straight to the kitchen and turn on the tea kettle or coffee machine.
Well my friends you are not alone. We are so robotic in our ways that we don't realize these are consistent patterns. Here is a few questions for you:
Do you take the time to thank God for the morning and the new day?
Do you ever take the time out to sit erect as you get up out of the bed and stretch?
Do you take the time to inhale and exhale deeply to let the new air of the day in?
Do you take the time to rub your arms and legs to get the circulation going?
Do you take the time to rub your head and the temples of your forehead?
It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. - Lamentations 3:22-23.
You see every day is a gift and God grants us new mercies daily. If we start the day off giving attention to everything else and not taking time for God and ourselves, well that will be your indicator.
Life has a way of snatching away precious moments that are stored up for us. The reason it is snatched away, is because we allow it.
We are conditioned to think that the world will not make it through the day without us. We must peruse through our Facebook feed and any other social media. We must check emails at 5:00 a.m. so that we are ahead of the game. We are looking at the score from last night's game and we are checking the news and the weather. The brain has already turned into scrambled eggs by 6:00 a.m.
I am challenging you all to spend time with God first and then take 10 or 15 minutes for yourself. Be kind to yourself. The world will survive without you.
Morning Mayhem makes for a chaotic day and brain drain.
Love yourself and stop the madness.
Meditate on that!