After a series of unfortunate events that I like to call mornings with yours truly, I made a very important decision. In fact, I just made it, so this is like, hot off the press or something.
I just decided to become a morning person.
Some of you, those who know me, just spat out whatever you were drinking or choked on your own gasp of air. Steffany, a morning person? Get. Out.
I think I just got a little bit sick of feeling rushed in the morning, or arriving to work with wet hair, being late. Lately I’ve been sleeping so much I just haven’t had time for coffee, and that is no (real) way to live. It blows my mind how much some people get done in the morning. They go for runs, clean their house, paint their nails, read, make lunch, make their own coffee and are still early to work. I don’t know how they do it. The only conclusion I’ve come to is that they get up early.
Can you actually do that? Can you just decide one day to be a morning person? Am I genetically wired to hate mornings or is that just my lifestyle choice? I know I am technically a night person, but can’t I be a little bit of both? Surely I can train myself to wake up when the alarm goes off, get up and then get things done. My outfits will be more put together, my meals will be more put together, and just generally, I’m sure to feel much more put together. I’m sick of being “grumpy” in the mornings. If I wake up early enough, surely my grumpy will just be at home when no one has to witness it. I’m basically a genius.
It’s got me thinking though.
Can people change?
If you’re a pessimist, can you just decide one day that you’re going to be an optimist?
Can you wake up one day and decide you’re going to be an exercise/health type?
If you loathe mornings, can you just say that you are now going to be a morning person.
Can you wake up and decide to be different.
Today I will love God more than before.
Today I will show kindness instead of contempt.
Today I will listen to His prompting and act.
Does that work?
I pray that it does.
I want to be a morning person. I’m not and I have so far to go before I can train my body into jumping out of bed before that alarm goes off rather than sleeping through it completely but I hope it’s possible. Because I do want it pretty bad.
I want to be a better person. I’m a wretched sinner and I know I will never be able to overcome that on my own. But I hope, with God’s help, that it’s possible. I want it pretty bad.