Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Writer

How To Get More Stuff Done

There’s just not enough hours in the day to get everything done that needs to get done!

Does that phrase sound familiar?

I have said that to myself more times than I can count. I have a million things that I need to do, want to do, should do, but before I know it, it’s time for bed and many of those well-intentioned plans are still left undone.

So what can a girl do? Just keep plodding along, wondering why she’s not getting ahead? Why her books aren’t finished? Why she didn’t work out AGAIN?

I’ve found the secret!

Get up early! And when I say early, I mean I’ve started getting up at 4:00 am!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Are you crazy?”

My husband said the same thing to me when I told him I was setting my alarm for 4:00 am last week.

He looked at me like I had lost my mind and said, “Four? As in FOUR IN THE MORNING????”

Yes and you know what? I’ve been doing so for over a week and it’s going GREAT!

What am I doing at four in the morning and what gave me the idea?

One of the Royal Crown Diamonds with Young Living recommended a book called The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. I put it on my Amazon Wish List and forgot about it for a few weeks. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to add it to my cart and am I glad I did!

This book has been an eye opener for me.

I’m not sure if I mentioned this in a previous blog post or not, but shortly after we made the decision to homeschool my youngest son, his older brother asked if he could also be homeschooled. We agreed and I am now homeschooling both boys, which means less time for me to get the things done during the day.

Less time to workout. Less time to write. Less time to work.

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE having my boys home with me. I love being able to do this for them. However, those lost hours needed to be made up somewhere. But where?

This book had the answer.

For the past week and a half, I have been getting up at 4, reading my bible, praying, journaling, saying my affirmations and doing yoga. In order for me to be able to roll out of bed and get to work right away, I made a routine for myself for the previous night which includes the following:

– Laying out my workout clothes for the next day
– Having the coffee maker ready to go so all that is needed is a push of the button
– Having the dog’s food bowls filled and ready to be set down
– Supplements already bagged and ready to be taken along with my first bottle of water for the day
– Kitchen cleaned
– Boy’s homeschool assignments written out and set up for the next morning

This way, everything is ready to start off my day as soon as I get downstairs. No distractions.

Most of the family doesn’t get up until 6, which gives me 2 solid hours of alone time.

If you’ve not tried this “Miracle Morning” routine, I highly recommend this book and giving it a try for at least 21 days. See how much your life improves and just how much more you get done in a single day!

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  1. Tempeste Blake

    Thanks for the suggestion. I would love to find more hours in the day. I will check out The Miracle Morning.

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