In an effort to get more exercise I’ve been going for early morning walks around my neighborhood. I don’t know if it really counts as exercise since they are really more like short, leisurely strolls than power walks. I wish I enjoyed exercising. Maybe I will come to enjoy it if I keep forcing myself to do it. At least that’s my theory.
I’m not a morning person, even though I get up about 5:45 a.m. most days. I have my first cup of coffee while Lyle and I read a devotional together and then just sit quietly for a little while. After he leaves for work about 6:30, I usually get dressed and then get started with my day. I have a second cup of coffee as I start work at my computer about 7:00.
Lately, I’ve been re-thinking my priorities. Instead of sitting down at the computer first thing, I’ve been spending a half hour or so Bible-journaling while I drink my coffee.
Then, I convince myself to head out the door for a quick walk around a couple of blocks. On sunny mornings only. And that’s only about half the time right now.
Hopefully the sunny days will become more frequent as we head into summer. And by June I should be able to take my Bible-journaling out to the porch.
I haven’t been following this routine long enough yet to tell if it helps me physically and spiritually, though that’s the goal. However, I have to think that more time in the Word and more movement can only be a good thing. Right?
I have to admit that I’m coming to appreciate the quiet of the early morning even if it does take me awhile to fully wake up.
Are you a morning person? What’s your morning routine?