Habits and Rhythms 4-week class
Begins Monday, March 5, 2018
Do you remember the I asked my readers what class they would like and they said one that combines what they’ve learned in the time, finance, declutter and self-care classes to help create habits and rhythms.
It’s time to put it all together.
Even if you haven’t taken the other classes, this will be a great class to create those habits you keep wanting to create.
Format: Weekly chat sessions at 8pm ET Mondays (transcript is sent if you can’t attend)
Then we can check in as much as you would like for accountability in the private facebook group. This will be where you really make the changes. If you have been wanting to make habits stick, but they don’t seem to stick on your own, the support may be what you need.
I am not a natural habits person. While my engineering brain husband has one right way to do everything, I am more “never do the same thing twice” kind of person. So much of the rigid, just do it advice regarding habits did not work for me. I needed a more flexible way to create my day with my habits and rhythms.
You may be similar. Try to create a habit. Fail. Try to create a habit. Fail. So frustrating!
Trying again the way you have been, may not be the answer. It could be time to try a new way and get support.
“I am finding the “Habits and Rhythms” course being run by Beth Dargis of “A simpler, saner life” so helpful.”
– Rosalind Bubb www.rosalindb.com and www.facebook.com/RosalindEftandTat
If you have any questions, please email me at beth at mysimplerlife.com
A tale of two mornings
Her alarm goes off. She hits the snooze. Stayed up too late last night. The alarm goes off, she hits the snooze again. The third time the alarm clock almost ends up being thrown, but instead she grudgingly gets out of bed.
She quick checks her email, facebook, pinterest before realizing now she has to rush to get the kids and herself ready. She sets the kids down in front of the TV with a bowl of cereal while she quick takes a shower after rushing to find an outfit.
When she gets out, kids haven’t made any progress yet on getting ready. They got sucked into the TV. She yells for them to get a move on. She decides there is no time for grooming and just slaps some lipstick on. She wrangles the kids who are looking for a shoe, a backpack and a lunch.
They are going to be late. She decides she will just have a coffee for breakfast on the way. As if she wasn’t wired enough. But, she feels so tired. She drives a little too fast and has a couple close calls. By the time she gets to work or her appointment she is frazzled.
In the house next door, her alarm goes off before the kids wake up. She gets up thinking of something she is looking forward to during the way to pry herself out of bed. She has a regular bedtime, so it’s easier for her to get up in the morning. Even if she doesn’t get “everything” done she wants to the night before, she knows how important sleep is to her day.
She centers herself with prayer or meditation before a quick walk or a little yoga. The kids wake up and start working on their get ready checklist. Breakfast and their clothes are laid out the night before. There are a few nudges to get back on track. When they are done, then they are able to watch TV if they want.
She grabs the clothes she laid out the night before. She takes a quick shower thinking a good outcome for this day. She peeks out to see how the kids are doing, does a little managing then gets her grooming done.
Only then does she check her phone for the news and peeks at her email while eating her breakfast.
They have time to chat as they get coats and backpacks on and get in the car. They know they aren’t going to be late, so there is an easy-going conversation (and a few “he’s touching mes”). After dropping the kids off, she is on her way.
Good habits can make a big difference in your days – every day.
What habits do you want to create and stick with?