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Our Top 5 Tips For Getting The Whole Family Into A New Routine
A sudden drop back into reality after a whole month of chocolate and lounging on the sofa, the first month of a new year can be rough.
On the bright side, a new year is a clean slate, ready for you to take on the world with your new resolutions! Although, sticking to a new routine can be a lot easier said than done, especially when you need to get the whole family on board.
Whether it’s healthy eating, getting your steps in or just spending more quality time together, it can be difficult to switch things up even if it’s for the better. If you’ve found yourself struggling to keep up with your “new year new me” goals this year, we’ve got just the right thing. In this weeks blog, we’re going through our top 5 tips to keep you, and the whole family, in your brand new routine.
No matter what you need to do, making sure you’re ready for your new routine is crucial to getting started. Start small, plan your week then your next couple of weeks and so on by using either a planner, your phone or even a good old fashioned wall calendar.
Organise your priorities and figure out the best time of day to incorporate your new habits. Also, make sure you have everything you need to get started! For example, if getting the kids to bed earlier is your new routine why not take a look at some nightlights or new books? By having all the tools for your new routine already in place, you can hit the ground running and kick off your routine in the right way.
Take Little Steps
Testing the waters with your goals can help you and your family stick to a routine far better than if you jump straight in. Making a big change in your life can be a great thing, but it can be a little short-lived. By breaking down your goals into smaller, more achievable steps, you can count on getting into a routine much easier.
Taking on your new routine step by step is a fantastic way to add some longevity to your new habits. So, if you plan on getting your family eating healthier, instead of throwing out all the sugar in the cupboards, try having fruit or veg with every meal first.
Keep Your Eye On The Clock
So this might sound a bit obvious, but it’s true! By doing the same things at the same time you set yourself up for success by keeping your days the same. The old saying of “the early bird gets the worm” is also a good bit of advice.
Getting the more boring parts of your routine done as soon as you get up gets your day off to a flying start, and gets it over and done with. After a while, when it gets to the part of the day you set aside, it’ll become as automatic as getting up to your alarm clock.
The Gorgeous Eden Clock Is Also Available As A Mantle Option
Speaking of clocks, it’s a great time to incorporate them into your routine, and your home. In our last blog, we mentioned that wall clocks are set to become a trend this year, and how useful they can be. We love the stunning Thomas Kent Eden Wall Clock, which uses unique pressed flowers. Or, if you fancy something a bit more traditional, the Thomas Kent Clocksmith Wall Clock goes wonderfully with any home.
Keep Track Of Your Progress
Star charts are a staple in any family home, but why not use them for more than just kids? By marking your progress you not only have an easy visual of how your routine is going, but it might help you stick to your new habits.
For most of us, seeing consistent progress is super satisfying, so if you have a visual reference you are less likely to want to break the chain.
You can also get the whole family involved! Getting into a new routine can be hard, but giving your wee ones control over their progress charts can help make it fun and rewarding.
Who says you can’t give yourself a bit of a reward?
Switching up your whole routine and adopting healthier habits can be rewarding, but seriously, the long-term benefits can be a bit slow coming! So, why not give yourself something to look forward to now.