I woke up this morning fighting inertia; that is, trying unsuccessfully to get my limbs to move. I was apparently trapped in some quantum Monday gravity well. Rough stuff.
I immediately started weighing my options. Summon my will and just get up? Hrrk. Okay, plan B. Hit the snooze for a third time? Tempting. But what could I cut out of my morning routine? Writing? Showering? Making myself lunch?
I stared at the ceiling for a while. No appealing options.
It took me a bit, but I got up and wrote.
My problem with mornings comes when I give myself the option of sleeping in. I’d roll out of bed 20 minutes before I had to leave every day if it weren’t for my commitment.
See, I know I’m supposed to be writing. It’s just awfully hard to find the time. I’m a dad, a husband, an associate pastor, and a full-time state worker. And I need to rest sometimes, too.
I realized — to my dismay — that the best time for me to consistently write was in the early morning, before work.
And I knew that if I just tried to write “whenever I had the time,” it would never happen. I heard it from people who know, and I knew it from experience. The only way it would work is if I decided in advance to actually do it.
I wrote half of this post at six in the morning, half after six at night. Whatever works, right?
Is there something you need to commit to? Something that’s been bugging you for a while? Maybe a long while? Try it. Lose some sleep if you need to. It might just be worth the sacrifice.
And if this blog post was worth the sacrifice, lemme know in the comments! Heh.