Finding quiet time in my day is so important to me.
I find it is best to have a favorite place for my quiet time. I want it to be free of distractions. I want it to be comfortable. I actually have two quiet places that I choose depending on the weather. When the weather is nice I like to have my quiet time on our front porch. Otherwise, I love my comfy chair in our front room close by the bay window and my reading table.
I love the early morning. I don't have a set amount of time. I think that the most important part is not the amount of time but being consistent with the time. I also cherish a bit of afternoon quiet time. Often that is when I will sit down at my computer and visit your "little spaces" and "chat" with you for a bit. I too, love our evening quiet time as it is a way to end the day in a quiet way and to get ourselves ready for snuggle in time and to look forward to a good night's sleep.
My morning quiet time, I read and study my Daily Devotional, followed by reading and studying my Bible. I then have silent prayer time. By this time my hubby is up and he has his time for his Daily Devotional and his Bible time. We enjoy our morning cup of coffee together. We then prepare and have our breakfast.
It is important to commit to doing so consistently. It requires sacrifice to begin with. Habits and lifestyles form this way. We even use this time in the same way when we are away from home. We have done this for so long that it just seems right for us. This is our way. Each one has to choose what works best for them.
I might mention that my hubby and I love getting up early. We just do not want to go anyplace early. We have our exercise time in the morning and tend to our home keeping. If we have errands, shopping or appointments, we try to schedule those in the early afternoon. If we are home, we tend to our outside chores in the afternoon. In the evening we enjoy our evening cup of coffee, a homemade treat and again we cherish our quiet time. This seems to work for us. I am sure it would not be to everyone's liking.
Our plan is to keep our day as quiet as possible and to enjoy it in the most simple way.