Curious

I’m curious: I’d love to know when and how y’all fit your quiet time into your day. If you are not in the habit of having a quiet time, do you wish you did? What could you change in order to fit it in and make sure you have it daily?

I’d love to hear from each of you.

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  1. Naptime is my only quiet time now a days…..but when mom comes home from Fl there will be more.

  2. Now that baby is sleeping later, I try to get quiet time done before she wakes. If not, then during naptime.

  3. Ms. Can't Be Wrong says:

    As a working mom my quiet time is either my commute. My husband and I rotate dropping off and picking up our son at preschool. So I have about 20 minutes a day.
    I can really tell a difference on the days that I don’t have that time just me, myself and I.

  4. The Flip Flop Mamma! says:

    I never get quiet time. Rarely I’ll get the little ones down for a nap together, but then I still have SlowMo. She’s 11 so it’s not like she needs me to do a whole lot for her, but I’d like some quiet time with no kids!! I’m interested in seeing what others have to say. I’m thinking about incorporating a schedule into our days, not quite sure yet.

  5. If I don’t get RIGHT up before everyone else (I mean to do it 30 minutes before the people, but it usually ends up being 21 minutes ’cause of the snooze on the alarm) and immediately pee then pray and read the word, I will never ever do it. I sometimes think I am now very disciplined, so I will check my email first, but then I find I can still not be trusted. I will get stuck on the internet for so long I will no longer have time for quiet time.
    It makes all the difference in the world when I do it right… and I can totally tell if I don’t

  6. stephanie says:

    I do mine first thing in the morning before everyone wakes up. This is a new routine for me … before I always did mine in the evening after my girls were in bed, but something about the third child and there was no way I was able to stay awake anymore. So, my routine is to get up at 5:30 a.m. and do my quiet time from then until about 6:15-30. After than, I check email, sometimes read a blog or two (depends on time) or might go in the kitchen and get breakfast started if I have some planned that needs a bit more prep. Really, this is not my normal nature – to be a morning person like this. I have always wanted to have a desire to read the Word and in the last year, God has answered that prayer abundantly. I miss that time if I don’t get up and I also LOVE having the time alone without my girls (or my husband) up to disturb me.

    This is what works for me right now. :) It may change next week, but so far this has worked really well for me.

  7. Oh wow. The only way for me to fit it in is to do it first thing in the morning, before the kids wake up.

    Now ask me how often I do this. Very rarely. Sad, but true. I need to make this more of a priority, don’t I?

  8. Usually I have some quiet time to think before I go to sleep. I keep a notebook by my bed for any ideas I come up with, and I usually have a CD or the radio on quietly. :)

  9. ps- If you have a couple minutes, will you please swing over and weigh in on the topic that’s on my blog? I’d love to hear what you have to add :)

  10. When the children were little then my quite time would be once they were in bed.
    Now they are teenagers though they stay up until the same time as me so my only quiet time is once I am in bed!

    (Deleted my last comment because of stupid typos)

  11. I really want to have quiet time and have no excuse other than my own laziness or blog reading. There, I said it out loud. UGH! Yes, I think it is imperative! Can’t wait to read the reactiosn to the question!

  12. A Cup of Joy says:

    My favorite time to have quiet time is just before bed. That way I have the Scripture to think about just as I’m falling off the sleep. I also like to journal. I keep a prayer journal. I write down Scripture that stuck out to me in my reading, and I write out my prayer. Like a diary, only instead of “Dear Diary”, I start out, “Dear Lord”. It’s fun to look back at it and see how the Lord has answered prayer. I also think it will be a neat legacy to leave my children. Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen daily. Sometimes it happens at a different time of day all together. Some days it doesn’t happen at all. I’m working on this…to make it a daily routine.

  13. This is one of my goals to work on this year, consistant quiet time. That being said I am still trying to figure out when that works best. Most weekdays I try to do it as soon as I put the 4th child on the bus. This doesn’t always work if I have to be somewhere though. I would love to be one of those ladies who gets up before her family and starts her day with the Lord because I am not a morning person and I think that would help me get a better frame of mind before my 16 year old (too much like his mom) wakes up and we start snapping at each other. The problem is I enjoy the time after the younger girls go to bed and “no one needs mom time so she can just veg” and I tend to get to bed to late so I can’t pull myself out of bed in the morning.
    Sorry that was REALLY long.
    Smiles!

  14. Since my youngest is 21 and rarely home I usually have it after my dh goes to work. But I am learning that I must do it before ANYTHING else, before making that one phone call, checking email, or my blog. It must be my first priority.

    I do fail at this though when I need to rush out the door early! But then I’ll try to do it in the afternoon once I return home. But I have days that I miss. Those days, instead of feeling quilty I ask God to bring to mind a recent verse read or something i’ve been studying and i will reflect on that for the day.

  15. Karla, I used to have my quiet time at the beginning of the day . . . but since I returned to work in fall I haven’t been able to fit that in so well. Now I leave it until evening, which is one of the last things I do before I go to bed. It helps to reflect on the day and focus on the next day. One of the main reasons I like the bedtime routine quiet time is that I have fewer distractions . . . no kids, no phone calls, no other distractions (usually). It works well for me. I pray you will find a time that works consistently for you.

  16. I’m SO not a morning person, but now that my youngest is in kindergarten, I usually do best to sit down at my kitchen table after I come in from taking them to school. The house is quiet, I’ve been awake for a couple of hours and I can concentrate better. I don’t do this everyday, but I give myself some grace in that department. I also keep my Bible on a shelf in my kitchen and like to read a little when I sit down to eat lunch or have an afternoon snack.

  17. Terri @ in His hands says:

    I used to wake up at 5 am but now I wake up between 4 and 4:30 am. I do my Bible study and then catch up on email and my to-do lists.

  18. I wake up every morning at 5:30. I get showered and dressed and then head to the computer with a cup of coffee. It’s the only time of day I have that’s just for me.

  19. I know I’m late with this but I’ll comment anyway. I do my quiet time when everyone else has gone to bed. But I am trying to change that to morning to start my day with the Lord. I’m not aiming like for an hour, but just a few moments alone with the Lord to start my day off dedicating it to Him.

  20. For me to get it done in the day – it must happen first thing in the morning. But due to the fact that I am not a morning person, I tend to hit snooze through my QT (sad – I know!).
    My goal for this year is to be consistent with being disciplined to get up and do before everyone is awake.

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