1) Wake up before everyone else - Used to I would sleep until Raylan woke up. I felt like I was running off of his schedule and could never fit time in for myself. Recently, I have started waking up at least 30 minutes before Raylan. This ensures myself a little me time. Every mom needs time for themselves. Time to think and get prepared for the day. This gives you time to take a quick shower or savor a good cup of coffee. Time to relax before the start of the day.
2) Bible Study or Devotion - I have started reading my bible or reading a daily devotional every morning. I also write in my bible journal sometimes of the morning. This gives me time to catch up on the word of God, time to meditate on it and pray. Acknowledging God and putting him first is the best way to start off your day. This is the most important step of all. If you don't do the first step, make sure you do this second step.
Now that I have started doing these two steps everyday, my days tend to go so much better. Sure! I still have bad days every now and then, but God gets me through it. I don't feel as stressed and I feel like I'm ready to take on the day. I feel like I have a little time for myself even if it is for a few minutes. Moms tend to forget to make time for themselves while taking care of everyone else. If you don't take care of yourself, how can you care for anyone else?