A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Getting into new habits have been tricky business around here.
It seems that it is taking 5 times longer to get into a new morning routine. Probably because it is rife with training and attitude checks and character growing.
Those things take time.
They can't be rushed.
Or shouldn't be, anyway.
So, our intentional learning right now is on mastering the new routine at our home. We have reading, math and some other odds and ends tucked into our day.
...but at present, we are working on mastering our morning routine.
My sunny dream is to have the new routine run the course of one hour, start to finish.
At present, it is taking three.
I'm patient about it, though. I know that once we nail this, our home life will run a lot smoother.
Right now, we are focused on getting the routine down and all items done in order. There are plenty of moments filled with mediated discussions where we talk about change, WHY we are doing things the way we are doing them, how these bridge and relate to other areas of life.
And an audiobook helps, too.
What about you? What new routines do you have that are taking a while to realize? Are you being patient with the process or do you feel like throwing your plans out the window?