This week we are talking about creating the self-care habit of a good morning routine.
To me a morning routine means you have your head and heart in the right place as you start your day.
Now hear me, I am an adult and I *JUST* started doing any kind of a morning routine a little over a month ago- besides blindly making coffee. ;) I was totally inspired by Rachel Hollis and the journal she has created, Jay Papasan and Gary Keller's book The ONE Thing and a little bit of summer camp. :)
Because this is already showing a change in my heart and day, we are about to start having our teens do this in the morning, and including it in our Learning to Balance month inside the LIFE 101 PRO Subscription.
We have created this worksheet to help. There are 4 sections:
In Chronicles 29:19, King David asks the LORD to give his son, Solomon, "an uncluttered and focused heart so that he can obey what you command, live by your directions and counsel..." (MSG version)
That is key why we want to encourage this practice, we want those same things for our children as well! That uncluttered and focused heart is easier to find in the morning when you first point it towards the LORD and what He is wanting you to accomplish.
Before you start this routine, make sure you have your teen work through the Goals for Purpose-Driven Teens Challenge to help them begin defining their goals or just have a chat and help them formulate some goals they want to be working towards. :)
Then after breakfast, have them work through this worksheet every day or as often as you see fit. For me, I am doing it every weekday and LOVING it.
You've got this! :)
Other things I have heard that work great for morning routines are: Yoga, going on a walk, and doing a Bible Study. Have other ideas? We would love to hear them - share them on the FB page.
On the journey with you,