I’ve always been pretty good with managing my time.  I remember making schedules when I was younger to manage my television shows and then squeezing in homework, piano, and a few other things in between them.  It all only got worse once I got to college and although I no longer watched too much television, I had a lot of other things to get done instead.  I used calendars, planners, and notes of things to do could be found all over my class notes, work notes, and bulletins from church.

My whole organizing world was turned upside down with my first baby.  I had no sense of time and was late to almost everything.  I’ve found the key to my successful days though.  I have to get up after her first feeding of the day.  Normally she eats sometime around 6:30 am and then goes back to sleep for 2-3 hours.  I love to sleep during that time but I’ve found it’s a crucial part to my day if I want to get anything done.  In that time, I can exercise, get ready for the day, eat breakfast, and get a good head start on my work for the day.

Mornings like yesterday’s remind me how crucial mornings are to me.

I slept in.  I couldn’t shower until about 1 pm because the babe woke up and I didn’t have time to exercise until her next nap.  This threw my whole day off.  So this morning when I woke up with her at 7 am but had not had enough sleep, I made myself stay awake to get things done.  Today went a lot better but boy, I’m tired!