Recently I learned a great quote from St. Vincent Ferrer:
[rise promptly]…as if the bed were on fire, and kneel and offer to God a few prayers to rekindle…devotion
St. Vincent also advises that we should stop and pray in the middle of our work and study, asking for God’s help in our endeavors.
I am not a morning person. Nevertheless, my alarm goes off (the first time) at 5:37 am, because I have to be at work at 7:30. I usually sleep fifteen to twenty more minutes. I keep on thinking about what St. Vincent said, but so far, I have missed the mark on rising as if the bed were on fire.
I’m still trying.