Coming from a Monastic tradition I knew that this was going to happen. There always comes a day where your body goes into revolt and says please let me sleep, I will get sick. I can’t go on like this.... It is mostly a lie..... Yes you will be tired some days and some days maybe you will be too sick to follow the life but those days are never that many.
Generally the human body seems to dislike change and will try to re-establish things as they were. This is the first great stumbling block of any one starting his style of living. This is where your own self discipline comes in. Nobody will make you get up. Nobody can make you say your daily office. Nobody except yourself! When you begin this type of life we ask you to make a vow and to except the rule. This is not for reason of control. The vow is not to the other people living the rule. The vow is between you and the Gods.
The Celtic way is one of honour and a vow should be kept. That is why you get up that is why you say your prayers and that is why you have to force yourself through this barrier.
A couple of days later you will see the joy return and the need to pray will be like a bell sounding deep in your soul. Don’t give up at this hurdle as it will come. Gird yourself and push through.