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How Can I Teach My Child to Be a Good and Happy Person?

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Probably the best way is through modeling the things you want them to learn. The second best way is through repetition of your message. But if your actions don’t match your words, children will follow your actions before they follow your words.

How do I know this? By watching my 4 year old son. I see him mirror me all the time. I love when I see him mirroring being polite, showing kindness, and thinking through problems. When I see him mirror bad things like getting overly frustrated or getting more angry than is necessary, that’s when I really take notice and say to myself, “Hey get yourself in check, Mom! He’s copying YOU!”

So when this happened the other night, it made me want to document all the things I want to teach my son. I’m sharing it with you here, not to say that this is the best list for you to follow too, but rather to spur you to come up with your own list. And even if you don’t have children, this is applicable for grandchildren, and really for anyone with whom you spend a lot of time. Be the person you want others to be and maybe they will begin to follow your lead in some small way.

What I Want to Teach My Child

1. Kindness.

2. Love. Love is always the answer.

3. Consideration of Others.

4. Patience. With others and with ourself.

5. Be Very Slow to Anger
. Find ways to understand the root cause of anger when it happens so that it is a growing experience and a not a damaging one.

6. Gratitude. Every day reflect on the gifts we are blessed with both big and small.

7. Perspective. Being able to take a step back, see the really big world picture, and realize that things aren’t so bad.

8. Be a Thinker. This is true smarts, taking things you learn in life and combining them with other things to discover new ideas and solutions.

9. Respect Authority, but also Be a Leader.

10. Respect Others.

11. Frugality and Saving. This is the simple way to become rich in life. Live within your means and don’t buy things you don’t need.

12. Charity. Both in material things and in spirit.

13. When Difficulties Arise, Go Slow.

14. Live in the Moment. Don’t always be in a rush. Work hard, yes. But, also take time to enjoy life. Find the balance between work and play.

15. Hard Work Doing Something You Love is Good for You. But always remember to take your rest and enjoy life too.

16. Stay Physically Active Everyday to Stay Healthy
. Take good care of your youthful flexibility, both in body and mind. It is what will keep you young.

17. Eat Healthy.

18. Be a Good to the Earth.

19. Find Support from God.

20. When You’re Struggling, Ask for Help. Never feel that you are burdening someone. And and ye shall receive. It really is that simple.

21. Always Be Learning.

22. Failure is Your Friend.

23. Family is Important. Always find a way to work things out.

24. Your Time is the Greatest Gift You Can Give.

25. Enjoy Creativity Often
.

26. Smile a Lot Every Day.

27. Leave the Judging to God. Try not to judge others or yourself. Be kind. If other people are difficult, know that they are probably in some pain. Have compassion for that.

28. Be Honest. Even when it is difficult.

29. Look for the Good in the World and In People. You always find what you are looking for so look for the good.

30. Choose Happiness. The basic choice in life is to be happy or not, so why not choose being happy? What have you got to lose?

…To be continued. I may think of more. If I do, I will share them with you.

In the meantime, my plan is to print out this list and keep it handy to remember who I want to be to teach my son to be a good and happy person.

If this list is helpful to you, please pass it along to your friends. Wishing you happiness and goodness.

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A Powerful Way to Strengthen Your Relationship

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A Nagging Question

It’s difficult to know someone completely and it’s impossible to read minds, at least for most of us. So what do we do when we have questions that are important to growing a relationship, but scary to ask? Do we ask the source? Unfortunately, many of us seek out the answer from our safety zone of confidants or from the web or worse yet, we simply make assumptions. And we all know how effective these methods are. We don’t get the right answer and we’re left still feeling the anxiety of not knowing the answers.

A Better Way

If you want to grow and strengthen your relationship, the thing to do is ask your burning questions directly of that person. How do you do this when you have fears? How do you do this and not damage the relationship? The answer is to ask from a place of compassion and not judgment. The benefits of doing this will be a relief of anxiety, and clarity about how to move forward with your relationship.

Tips to Asking Scary Questions.

1. Compassion. Let the person know that you care about them very much and that your goal is to grow and strengthen the relationship. Be sincere and kind. Make sure that you are feeling that compassion in your heart. If what you are really feeling is judgment, that will come across so be aware of that.

2. Humility. Consider starting with showing your vulnerabilities. (see example below) You may share your fears about how you would feel if the relationship doesn’t continue to grow. Put things in terms of “I feel….” and refrain from “You” statements such as “You make me feel….”

3. Be Direct. Specific questions call for specific answers. Vague questions will get you vague answers. If you want to start out with a softer, more vague question, you’ll want to be sure to use follow up questions that are more specific until you get the answers that you are looking for.

4. Tell Me More. Ask follow up questions, but try using questions like “Tell me more” and “when you say X, what does that mean to you?” If you get an answer and you “think” you know what they mean, ask another question to be sure.

5. Confirm. When you think you have the answer, confirm your understanding. “So what you’re saying is that X, Y, and Z. Is that right?” This gives the other person the benefit of knowing that you were really listening to them and it also gives that person the opportunity to clarify anything that you misunderstood.

6. Thanks. Whether the answer is what you wanted to hear or not, express gratitude to the person for taking the time to answer your questions. Again, be sure to thank that person from a sincere feeling of compassion. Even if the answer means the end of your relationship, at least you have been set free by it, free to move onto relationships that are better for you.

7. Decide. Once you have your answer, you’ll either feel relief or a letdown. If you are relieved, you can now drink in the bliss that comes from asking tough questions that make that relationship stronger. If you are left feeling anxiety or let down, you have some thinking to do. Is the answer something you can live with? Is it something you and the other person can work on together? Or is it something that is unacceptable to you? If that is the case, then you are faced with the decision of moving on from that relationship. If that is the case, realize that you are better off than yesterday when your body and mind were consumed with worry about it. Today, having clarified the situation, you can now move your life forward in a direction that is better suited for you. It’s not always easy to see today, but down the line you will look back and see it as a blessing that opened up doors of possibility for you.

An Example

Let’s say you’ve been in a serious relationship for a year and you’re moving towards marriage. You love this person very much, but you are concerned about how they handle their finances. You’ve spent the last few years digging out of debt, and you want to ensure that within the marriage that you’ll be able to be a strong team financially. Your conversation might start something like this:

“Sally, I’m so happy that I met you. This has been the best year, and I’m looking forward to spending my life with you. At the same time, I want to make sure that we start our marriage out on a strong footing so that we can avoid as much conflict as possible. So I was hoping we could discuss some of the important aspects of marriage. I’d love for us to share with each other where we stand on certain things. One of those things is finances and how we would partner in that regard. You know that in my past I had a lot of debt that I worked hard to eliminate and I want to make sure that we can agree on how we’ll handle things going forward. It’s not always easy for me, but here is where I stand financially. XYZ. I was hoping that you would share with me where you stand right now. And maybe we could come up with a plan for how we would work together if we get married. How does that sound to you?”

Sometimes, if questions are really uncomfortable, such as finances, you might even want to involve a neutral third party expert to guide you both through more complex situations.

What If You Do Get “Punished” for Asking Questions

If you ask questions with all the above tips in mind, and you get a strong negative reaction, you need to listen to your intuition. It may be that your question touched a nerve and that person needs time to come around before being able to talk about the subject. Or it may be that their reaction provides the clear indication that it is time to move on from this relationship because of chronic toxicity. If it’s a relationship with a family member that you don’t want to cut off from, but that person is hurtful towards you and your question was aimed at reducing that hurt, you may need to establish boundaries with that person to keep from being treated poorly, but which also allow you to maintain some relationship with that person. Approach it from a place of both compassion for the other person and strength for taking care of your needs, and then listen to what your intuition tells you.

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How to Eliminate Unwanted Drama in Your Life

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Do You Keep Reliving the Same Dramas?

For each of us there are dramas that occur on a regular basis. It might be that you are always late. Maybe you always get into arguments with your spouse. Or perhaps you just can’t seem to take action on goals that are really important to you.

A Simple Quiz

Before we delve into this common problem, take this one minute test. Fill in the blanks below to identify the patterns you would like to break.

  • I always __________________________.
  • _______________always happens to me.
  • I can’t stop _______________________.


Why Does This Keep Happening to Me?

So why do we keep reliving the same dramas? It’s the result of a program in your subconscious mind. You subconscious mind has many “programs” that it runs automatically such as getting dressed or dialing your mom’s phone number. Here’s the proof. Have you ever driven home from work and had little or no memory of driving. That’s because you were using your autopilot, the subconscious.

The subconscious is a fabulous tool. It’s like a computer that carries out routines that we program into it. The automatic execution of these programs allows us to be more productive. We can think about our day while we are tying our shoes. Our brains are the original multitasking machine.

The only problem with the subconscious is how unfailing it is even when the program is self-destructive. So how do we rectify this? It’s simple: modify or replace the self-defeating programs. Here’s how.

Reprogramming Your Subconscious

1. Choose. First you need to know what your faulty patterns are. So take a little time to explore the things you want to change. Use the one minute quiz above to help get you started and be sure to write them down.

2. Analyze. Once you have the things you want to change, ask yourself “what is the belief that underlies this?” Determine why the pattern keeps happening. The best way to get down to the root of an issue is to keep asking why. Once you get to the root, then ask yourself what new belief or perspective could change your pattern. Here’s an example. Let’s say you always fight with your mother. Start by asking “why?”

  • Why do I fight with my mother?
  • Because she annoys me.
  • Why does she annoy you?
  • Because she is constantly providing unwanted advice that feels like judging.
  • Why does that bother you?
  • Because I’m trying my hardest to live the best life I can and I get frustrated because I can’t possibly live up to everything she suggests.
  • Why do you feel like you have to do that?
  • Because she pushes and pushes with her opinions.
  • So you feel like you have to jump and take action whenever she makes a suggestion?
  • Yes.
  • OK. What new perspective could change your pattern?
  • Hmm. I could believe that she is trying to help me.
  • Tell me more.
  • I could believe that there is no pressure to take action. I’m a grownup and can live my life my way. I could believe that she might have some useful suggestions that I could consider. I could make a habit of thanking her, writing it down, and explaining that I may or may not take action, but that I will thoughtfully consider it. And then I could thank her for loving me enough to care and give me advice.
  • Good.
  • OK, but there’s a little more to the fighting. She also seems to like to needle me with “Told you so” kind of comments.
  • So why does that bother you?
  • It’s annoying!
  • Why?
  • Because, well, I guess it’s because sometimes she’s right. That stings. It backs me into a corner and makes me want to bite! (not literally, well maybe just a little)
  • Sooo, what could you do to change that pattern? (Because you know you can’t change her!)
  • I could take the wind out of those sails by simply adopting a habit of saying, “yes, you are right” instead of fighting it. I could believe that even though it’s not the most effective method, that when she says “told you so” that she is still doing it because she loves me. I could choose to focus on her love and not her method. That should hopefully soften things.

This is a long example, but I think it demonstrates that how we need to keep asking why to get to the root issue. Our first answer is usually our emotion coming through. When we keep asking why, that when we can get to what is really behind it all. Once you know the cause then you can work on addressing it.


3. Write. Take that little internal conversation you just had and write down the key items you’ll want to program. So in our example it would be:
“My mother loves me so much that she wants to give me advice to improve my life. I can see past her methods and focus on her message which is based in love. I know that I don’t have to take action if it doesn’t work for me. I will feel calm each time I receive her loving advice even if her tone is frantic and urgent. In fact the more frantic she is, the more calm I will feel. I will thank my mother for all advice and tell her that I love her. And I will thoughtfully consider her advice. If she is right then I will be grateful to have someone looking out for me. Being wrong is ok as long as I have someone to help show me the right way. When I feel my way works better for me, I will thank her for the advice and love and calmly ask her to understand my decision.”

4. Upload. The way to program your subconscious is tread a path with a repeated message. So take your new program(s) and read them out loud to yourself each morning for a month. Throughout the day read your new program(s), and think about them when you see the drama coming down the tracks. Read your program out loud at night too. If you meditate, this is one of the best times to upload your new program(s) because when the mind is slowed down it is most receptive to absorbing a new belief.

5. Persistence. In theory, this is simple and straightforward, but in practice it will take some persistence and determination. Expect to see old programs rear their ugly head and try to put up a fight. Just remember to stick with it.

6. Feeling. Another helpful tip is to be sure to put feeling and emotion into your message when uploading to your subconscious. The reason why self-defeating patterns stay in place so well is because they usually have a high emotional charge which acts like superglue where the subconscious is concerned. So do your best to drum up some positive and strong emotions when uploading. Do this by trying to imagine the positive emotion. Take on on the actual facial and body movements and postures that would accompany that emotion. Take it slow. Each day you do this you will get better and better at it.

7. Visualize. The last piece of the puzzle is to also visualize what success will look like. Imagine yourself living out your new patterns. Imagine the colors. Turn up the volume. Turn up the emotional volume. Do this at least once a day when you are uploading your new program.

8. Be Amazed. Truly, what you can do with this formula is limitless! Use it each time you need to improve your life. If you follow the simple steps, you can’t fail! It’s impossible!

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Stop Being Treated like Garbage

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Are you sick and tired of poor treatment from someone? You might be surprised to know just how much power you have over that situation.

To learn how to take back control, read my article over at Dumb Little Man:

Stop Being Treated like Garbage

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20 Fun Things You Can Do with Family on Thanksgiving

Don’t just go for the same old, same old on Thanksgiving, vegging on the couch watching football and parades all day. Instead create some treasured memories with these easy and fun things to do with your family on this special day.

Check out these great ideas over at Dumb Little Man:

20 Fun Things You Can Do with Family on Thanksgiving

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Where to find Happiness

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This is a guest post written by Alex Ion of SocialPacks.com.

If you’re on the lookout for happiness, chances are it’s going to take awhile to find it. This isn’t because happiness is elusive, but simply because you’re not looking in the right place. This is a simple truth but too often we forget that we need to identify with our inner happiness in order for us to realize the happiness that’s around us. Looking for happiness around you will be a futile chase if you don’t learn to benefit from the little joys around you. In order to understand these little gifts, it’s important that you deal with your inner problems at first.

Don’t be the common killjoy

Killjoy is not just another word in the dictionary, it’s what all of us do most of the time. Since we are so involved with ourselves, our problems and our lives, we stop appreciating what’s around us. If you’ve had a difficult day at work, don’t take it out on your children, spouse, parents or friends. If someone talks about something joyous or simply spreads happiness after your tiring day, appreciate that rather than overlooking their attempt to spread joy. If your child makes drawing and shows it to you enthusiastically, don’t just wave it off. Instead encourage him/her because their smile should be enough to bring a smile on your face rather than turn their smiling faces into a somber look only because you weren’t careful enough to notice happiness.

Appreciate life

It’s really easy to get on with your life and find it fulfilling if you begin to appreciate what you have rather than cry about what’s not yours. Appreciate the fact that you have such a wonderful family, friends, home and be grateful about everything you’re blessed with. Be happy about the flowers that grow in your garden rather than overlook their existence and worry about the weather, or as a matter of fact anything else.

Help others

It’s very possible that you may have your own mountain of problems but that doesn’t imply that you can’t step in and help someone else. You already know how burdened you feel, so help someone else in their times of need. Step in and be that shoulder to cry on and help others get on with life.

Say “Thank You”

There’s times when someone else may bring you your file, get your cup of coffee, order lunch for you, compliment you about your clothes, and do so many other small odd jobs for you. Even if your child chooses to help clean the dry leaves from your garden, make sure you take a moment, to stop, look back, acknowledge their thoughtfulness and thank them profusely. Not only will you be acknowledging the other persons help but taking notice will certainly make the other person smile as well.

Be involved

It is really easy to live your life like a loner. Go about doing your own things and not worry about what’s happening in the world around you. You can simply go about with your daily agenda without really involving yourself in anything. But honestly that’s where you’re losing your happiness quotient. Get involved in your own life and those around you. Enjoy the moments in your life and allow yourself to reflect on them and relive them rather than let them be moments that you don’t recall. Not only do you need to give your own life a chance, but you also need to play an active part in others lives. Be there for those around you. Share their happiness and sorrow and make your life as real as possible.

Experience your life instead of just living it from the start to end. Give yourself the gift of happiness by knowing what your life really is instead of being too engaged in the normal and mundane and let each day pass by without knowing one from the other. Spend time with your loved ones, share their experiences and make it an important part of your life. Happiness is everywhere you look for it, but are your eyes open? So next time look within, then look around, find happiness and embrace it with arms wide open. It’s there in every moment and each time you look sideways, happiness will walk past without you acknowledging. So appreciate every single thing in life and feel happy because happiness doesn’t abandon you. It’s only that you tend to overlook it at times.

Written by Alex Ion of SocialPacks.com. A few of his favorite articles are Stress Season Starting, And What You Can Do About It, 6 Tips to Building a Child’s Self-Esteem, and How to Deal With Problems Coming Your Way.

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Quantum Leap: What’s Your Next Big Thing?

Slow and Steady

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Many of the things we work on in our lives require steady work or improvements daily. And this kind of progress can yield great results. Slow and steady wins the race, right? Well, yes and no.

It’s also important every now and then to take a step that amounts to a quantum leap. All areas of your life can benefit from this type of progress.

Quantum Leap

What is a quantum leap? I define this as a crossing a chasm in one giant leap instead of many little steps. It’s taking a shortcut that isn’t obvious or is perhaps a bit scary because you’ve never treaded that path before.

How do you know when you need a quantum leap? It’s when you start to feel stifled and restless. That’s when you’re ready to breakout with your Next Big Thing!

What Does a Quantum Leap Look Like?


Here are some examples:

Business:

  • Instead of trying to increase client acquisition by spending more hours on your current marketing process, create a revamped marketing process that is more bold and powerful in terms of gaining new clients.
  • Instead of continuing to grow your core business day in and out, add a new line to your offering that compliments your core business.
  • Instead of growing a mature product line, create a new product that will eventually cannibalize your mature line, but the growth of which will take your company to the next level.

Relationships:

  • Instead of the standard daily kiss on the cheek and “How was your day,” re-examine your relationship and determine how you could make it richer, closer, warmer, and more supportive. (Hint: what kinds of things did you do at the beginning of your relationship?)
  • Instead of continuing to hate someone every day (hurting yourself in the process), come up with a plan that enables you to stop hating that person even if it means “embracing” that person in some fashion.

Health:

  • Instead of the half-baked efforts to diet and exercise, pick a really healthy plan that also includes daily stress reduction via meditation. Then commit to it and put a fail-proof plan into place to really stick to it.


How to Take a Quantum Leap in Your Life

1. Choose. What is the one area of your life that you want to take to the next level? Maybe you want a full life makeover. If so, narrow it down by asking yourself, “What is the one area of my life that is in most need of a change ? What is that one area that will provide an energy jump start the energy needed for a full life makeover?”

2. Analyze. Ask yourself: “If I had no fear, what is the one thing that could take me to the next level? What’s holding me back from success in this area? What is it I’m afraid to do?” Brainstorm a lot of ideas. Write them down. Don’t censor yourself and don’t worry about the details. Now, which idea scares you the most? Which idea presents the greatest challenge? That’s probably the one to pick. Don’t let fear hold you back. Remember, if you set your mind to it, You Can Do It!

3. Plan. Devise an action plan to make that quantum leap successfully. How? Write out the end goal first and work backwards. What do you need to do to reach the end goal? What are the steps you need to take? Write them all down. You can use yellow stickies and put them into order after you have all your ideas written out. Lastly, after the action steps are in order then start scheduling them into your weekly routine and into your calendar.

4. Act. Take the first action step soon, like today or tomorrow morning. Establish a goal buddy for regular progress updates, support, and encouragement. Doing this weekly will help you to fail-proof your plan.

Columbian Kids Who Take a Leap Every Morning to Go to School

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8 Rituals to Crank Up Your Productivity and Happiness

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Using Rituals to Crank Up Your Productivity and Happiness

There are some people who are amazingly organized. They calmly complete their daily tasks in order, and at the end of the day they feel a sense of accomplishment and contentment. They relax in the evening with family, friends, and their hobbies and they turn in for a good night’s sleep right on time.

These are people who have rituals.

Whether they are conscious of them or not, that’s what is going on. Rituals don’t mean you live your life like a robot. Rituals mean structure and structure means productivity and peace of mind.

Establishing rituals is fun. My strong suggestion is that you write these out in a spread sheet, on paper, or on a whiteboard to help keep you on track. I do this and it is very helpful. I don’t even look at it all that often anymore, but just having it hanging in my kitchen is enough to keep me on track. Download the Free Excel template: “Weekly Routines & Rituals.”

Here are 8 rituals and routines that you could add to your life with examples to help get your imagination sparked and motivated. You don’t have to use all of these. Some can be combined or maybe you only need to “program” certain parts of your day or week. For any of these rituals feel free to use this free Weekly Routines spread sheet I developed for creating rituals. It has a blank Weekly Routines template sheet and example sheets.

Rituals

1. Morning Ritual

List out what you want your morning to be like and assign realistic time frames. By having your morning organized into a predictable routine, you’ll be able to make mornings more streamlined, less stressful, and even enjoyable. It might look something like this:

Morning Ritual
By having this written down you’ll be more likely to keep on schedule.

2. Daily Planning Ritual

Choose a time to do this every day. I either do this first thing upon waking when my mind is free of static or when starting my work day. I usually have a better result the earlier I do the planning. Others like to plan their day the night before, either before leaving work or before bed. I do part of my daily planning at bed time with my son. We plan how we’ll spend our time together the next day. The main things to keep in mind when planning your day are:

  • Plan the “big stuff” to be done first.
  • Plan only what you’ll be able to accomplish in one day by using realistic time frames for each task.
  • Build in transition time between activities.
  • Build in times for taking breaks.

3. Weekly Planning Ritual

I do this on Sunday evenings, but you can also do this on Monday mornings. If you choose that route, I suggest going into work 30 minutes early so you can do this with no interruptions. Here is a basic checklist for Weekly Planning.

  • Brainstorm what you want/need to work on this week.
  • Review upcoming appointments
  • Review Lists: project lists, “waiting for” list, “someday” list.
  • Review your Capture notes from the previous week. (These are the things that you’ve written down during the week in your capture notebook to remember to do, research, file, delegate, etc) Assign them to the right “place” such as a project list or your next action list (your immediate to-do list) or to a reference file. See Getting Things Done cheat sheet.

4. Daily Review Ritual

Schedule a time for this at the end of your day, either at the end of work, after dinner, or at bed time. This can easily be combined with your Daily Planning Ritual. Here is a checklist for Daily Review:

  • Review your capture notes from the day and assign to appropriate list.
  • Review what you accomplished today and be glad and grateful.
  • Review and reassign unfinished tasks from today’s daily plan.
  • Check to see if anything left over from today can be delegated or deleted from your unfinished task list.

Routines

1. Weekly Routine

This is much like the Morning Ritual. It is a template of things that get done on certain days every week. I use an excel spreadsheet for this and use colors as a way to label categories of activities. For example, my Mon, Wed, Fri days have one routine and T Th days have a different routine. If your days are all the same, then you’d just have your “daily routine.” A great thing to do is to link your weekly activities to your most important current goals. Update this quarterly or as needed. Here is an example:

Weekly Routine
Click here to download this template for free.

2. Work Routine

This is actually one piece of your Weekly Routine, but you may want schedule this out in a little more detail just to be posted by your desk at work. You may not need to have that much work detail on your Weekly Routine sheet. If it is helpful do it, if not, you can skip this one. Here’s what you do: Segment your day into compartments and assign different types of tasks. You might vary this by day or have every day be the same. Here is an example:

Work Routine
Click here to download the free template.

3. Evening Routine

Again this is another sub-segment of the Weekly Routine that you may want to break out into more detail or you may want to keep it as part of the overall Weekly Routine. Here’s what it might look like:

Night Routine
Download this example and the free template.

4. Weekend Routine

I saved the best for last. Having a weekend routine will help you to make the most of your weekend. You might want to put “weekend planning” into your weekly routine on say Tues to plan out what you’ll be doing for the weekend. Your Weekend Routine might look something like this:

Weekend Routine

Download the Weekly Routines and Rituals excel template here for free.

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How to Transition from Work to Play

How to Transition from Work to Play

Do you ever have trouble taking your mind off work when you are supposed to be relaxing or spending quality time with friends or family? I know I do!

Check out my guest post over at Dumb Little Man for some great tips to help overcome this problem. They really do work!

DumbLittleMan.com: How to Transition from Work to Play

Daddy Come Play with Me! Stop Working!

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