routines, routines, routines are good

Look at any organized unit and you will see structure and routine. They say it takes 21 days of doing something the same way to develop a habit. We want to develop good habits. My hubby has a habit of going for a walk in the woods and spending time with the Lord praying for about an hour twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. Rain or shine, and even when it is 12 degrees like this morning. (that is what Carhartt coveralls are for) That is a good habit. Teaching your children to brush their teeth daily is a good habit. Getting up early is a good habit for me.  A schedule is different that a routine. A schedule is governed by time, where as a routine is governed by habit. Most folks can get a long with a habit easier (without feeling as though they have failed) although some things do need to be done at a certain time each day. Either way, find what works for you. Set some goals and stick to them for at least 21 days and see if that helps.  Even though I can be a night owl, I have seen that if I go to bed at a reasonable time and get up early I not only feel better but am more productive and that works for me this Wednesday!  Crystal Paine is also holding us accountable at her Getting Back On Track.  How are you doing with your routines?

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  1. Routines are very helpful – especially with small children!
    I have to say though, the occasional BREAK from routine is almost better than the routine itself 🙂

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  2. I certainly have to concur. If I get lazy and sleep in, I am much less productive during the day than if stick to my routine and get up at the same time every morning. Routines can be very a good thing, especially when you have to manage more than just you and and your own duties. In fact, I was reading in a dental hygiene magazine an article about the best way to get kids to brush their teeth every day is to make it a part of their routine immediately after eating breakfast.

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