Saturday, June 21, 2014

NEW HABITS PROJECT: Instructions Page

If you haven't read the post with the 'why' we are doing this, click the link above.
NOTE: You can do this as an individual or a couple. You can also include family or friends that don't live in the same area as you do. It's a way of connecting either with yourself or others.


Summer 2014 Session

Instructions: Each day, for the next 21 days, we will have one task or assignment that we call ‘waypoints’.  To get the most out of the next 21 days and beyond, please follow these simple rules:
1.       Do the assignment.
2.       Write the response.
3.       Discuss when it’s time to discuss.
We make it easy.  Just do the assignment.  Life’s too hectic sometimes.  Just do the thing.  One of the working titles for this project was, “Climb Out of the Abyss, Do This”.  Pretty sure you got it.  Just do it.  Do the thing. Each. Day.

Materials needed:
  1. *Journal, notebook or pad of paper. Preferably something bound that can be used each day.
  2. *Pen or *pencil.
  3. Optional: A reminder bracelet or something is helpful (just choose something you have, the 'LiveStrong-type of bracelets work great) – wear it each day.
*It is preferred that you write it over typing into a document or on a device for several reasons, however, if that isn't as convenient, you can use a device or computer to keep your notes.


More information and tips:
  • Tell your children what the waypoint is each morning (or write them a note). [For us, we talk about it over breakfast most mornings but sometimes it's on a note for them to read on the way to school.]
  • Most waypoints take under one minute to complete.
  • Don’t over think it.  Keep it easy.  It cannot be too easy. [These are subtle things that you are adding into your day. We aren't moving mountains in a single waypoint. It's cumulative.] 
  • Try to wear something (a bracelet, perhaps as seen above) that will remind you of the waypoint each day. Help your children do this too.
  • If you miss a day, catch up and do both the next day but don’t miss a day. Just do the thing.

At the end of the 21 days, we find that, as individuals, we are more relaxed and have some new perspectives.  As a family, we are closer and have much better communication.

Much Love,
Chris

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