In a thread about multi-tasking started last week, so many of us moms mentioned habits we need to improve. I thought I'd start a two-week project on this board where interested parents each pick ONE habit to work on and post about it. We can encourage each other. Perhaps posting about our habit training will motivate us when we're away from the computer and facing our not-so-great habits.
The habit I'm picking to work on is my morning routine. Several months ago someone posted about the Magic Hour (or Sacred Hour...I don't recall the exact name). The idea is that you start the day doing something meaningful and enjoyable. I tried this is the kids, and it was wonderful! We only did 30 minutes rather than a full hour, but that time made a world of difference in the rest of our day. I woke up happy to work on my project and the creative work gave me energy to continue with the more mundane work of the day. I didn't feel tempted throughout the day to shirk household responsibilities because I knew I would have time in the morning for my fun projects. But....then I stopped doing it. Why? I don't know why I got into the unhappy habit of sleeping later than I want to and starting the day grumpy...but I want those magical 30 minutes back each day! It's in my power to create an energetic and cheerful morning for my family, and that's how I want to greet the day.
So my habit for the next two weeks is to spend the first 30 minutes of the day working on a meaningful project that brings me joy, and to have my kids do that too.
Anyone else want to pick a habit to work on this week?