Are you one of those crazy early morning people? You know – the people who rise before dawn and enjoy it? I am!
My favorite time of the day is early morning. And I mean really early when it's dark, still, and quiet. As a matter of fact, I wake up so early that I've seen a mouse scurry across our floor before. It was like living in a children's book. Then panic set in and the whole house was suddenly awake.
Waking up early is one of those things that comes more naturally to some people. They're the lucky ones, depending on how you look at it. However, whether you're a natural or not, it is beneficial for everyone to wake up with enough time to settle the upcoming day before it starts. This gets our minds focused on what matters most without interruptions so the spontaneous ones are received with grace.
Jesus is the best example of starting our day with what matters most. Mark 1:35 tells us, "And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed." This shows us that getting up early is a discipline that is worth it.
Here are 15 morning routine ideas to help you start your day on what matters most:
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