The alarm goes off – you ignore it. It keeps going off so you hit the snooze button. You hit the snooze button again, and again, and again. When it finally registers on you what time it is, your heart kicks into high gear, you hit the bathroom, throw on your clothes, skip breakfast and pray that there are no traffic jams. Does this sound somewhat familiar?
Daniel Harkavy recommends another way – take a vacation in the morning!
“Waking up running is the norm for many in these crazed times. This daily routine can leave many a leader feeling overwhelmed and tired. It can cause us to live our days craving an escape.
It does not need to be this way.
I have a routine that I strive to sustain just about every weekday. I call it my morning vacation. It is my time alone in the early hours, before the rest of my family is awake. It usually lasts anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes and includes some time spent reading the Bible, praying, reflecting, stretching, or meditating. Many mornings, I do my reflection in the hot tub as the sun is rising.
When I follow through with my morning vacation, I find that it impacts how I go through the rest of my day. I am more present, calm, and aware. It equips me for the challenges and opportunities the next 24 hours will hold.”
I think he may be on to something. Click here to read the rest of his post.
Are you examining your life and building healthy habits into the rhythms of your week, month, & year? Pastor Wayne Cordeiro has a great testimony of what happens to you when you don’t build healthy rhythms into your life – click here to learn a little about his story.
So what are you doing to “fill your tanks”? What do you need to change in in your daily routine in order to live a healthier life?