Creating New Habits, How Long Does It Take?

Creating New Habits, How Long Does It Really Take

  I’ve heard it said many times that creating a new habit takes 21 days. In fact, a couple of years ago I read Crystal Paine’s 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life and the 21-day thing worked for me, as long as I didn’t try to take on too much at one time. But what about forming bad habits? How long does that take? Well, unfortunately, not nearly as long. I love Doc Martin. … Read more…

The Benefits of Routine and Habit Filled Days

The Benefits of Routine and Habit Filled Days

  Have you have noticed that it gets harder to make decisions toward the end of the day? Evening rolls around and you’re too tired to figure out what to have for dinner or where you are in the kids’ bedtime storybook. We’ve all been there, right? Knowing and understanding that helps us plan and prioritize our days. We can cut out a lot of decision-making by implementing habits and routines. That way we save … Read more…

3 Steps to Create New Habits

2 Steps to Create New Habits

  Are you a naturally disciplined person? I’m not. I’d rather sit in my recliner, reading a book, and drinking coffee than just about anything else. I’m naturally lazy. I procrastinate. I delegate (the real reason I teach my children chores at a young age). If it weren’t for God’s command to honor my husband, and therefore keep the house clean and kids happy, I would hang out in my pajamas all day and do … Read more…

When Life Just Doesn’t Go Your (My) Way

  Today is Friday- the last day of our week. Monday through Thursday we tend to stay home and not leave the house much, other than the kids’ Tuesday night art class. Friday is our make up day for school work and any household chores we didn’t get done during the school week. It’s also the day I schedule field trips, appointments, and other things of that nature. And usually, Saturday is a prep day- … Read more…