Not only do routines help keep order and structure in your home (though your kids might never admit it), they also help kids thrive and keep them grounded. Consistency is the key with any new schedule, so if you’re feeling like the routines in your family life might be a little rusty, or possibly nonexistent, I have 5 tips to help you polish them up.
The Importance of Routines? Imagine if you were to start a new job and the company that hired you had no set rules. Employees could come and go as they pleased, didn’t have to meet deadlines, could turn in projects that were incomplete, and if they were feeling bored or restless, they could be excused and go have a break until they were feeling inspired again. Maybe that actually sounds appealing, but in the real world having a non-schedule like that would very quickly result in chaos and disaster.
Routines are your daily habits, the things that you do the same way at the same time. Routines help children feel safe and secure because they know that certain things happen at certain times. Since routines help children know what’s expected, children are generally more cooperative as a result and through consistent repetition these routines can help build their independence from a very young age right through to college. (But let’s not rush it!)
It is not knowledge that ensures good health, but action & there is no better time to put this advice in place than today. If you are not yet on the road to wellness, you can begin with this sample of a healthy day to get you moving. You can tweak the hours and supplements if you need to — just use this as a guide. Remember the old adage, one that definitely rings true when it comes to nutrition: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”