Don’t Make The Mistake Of Leaving Out
This Daily Sanity Saving Habit
Years ago I was introduced to the idea of “Quiet Time” by Susan Wise Bauer (. It rocked my young mama world. No, I don’t mean the quiet time where you sit and read your Bible in the morning (though you could certainly do that). I mean quiet time where you send your kids away from you, so you can have a moment of peace by yourself everyday.
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1. Find A Daily Anchor Point
Anchor points are simply things you normally do. For instance, everyday you probably brush your teeth right (at least I hope so!),? You eat lunch, you eat dinner, maybe you take your dog out for a walk at the same time. Those are all examples of anchor points. They’re like no-brainer things you do, which makes them IDEAL for our next step…
2. Start Building a New Habit
The reason why you want to find an anchor point is because it is much much easier to build a habit around something you already do.
It is kind of like making a “habit partner”, and when you link the two actions together it acts as a cue for the second.
For our family, our daily anchor point is lunch time. Every single day, almost without fail, we have lunch.
After lunch is the cue that all of our kids go off into quiet time.
No one questions it.
There is no fight about it.
I don’t waste my energy convincing them everyday.
Because it’s a habit of our family, it’s a “no-brainer”.
After they all go, I get to bask in my very cherished alone time.
3. Consistency is Key
You want to build a new habit attached to your anchor point because consistency will help you achieve a regular, daily quiet time!
Without consistency, your kids are going to fight you.
They will be confused as to what is expected of them.
You will have to invest your VERY PRECIOUS energy to convince them into quiet time every day.
It’s not worth it.
So start building up a quiet time system today, and it’s going to make a world of difference in your life.
I promise you.
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Note: This is an especially important habit to have when your kids are around you all day everyday. Because we homeschool, this is sanity saving for myself. I NEED alone time in order to be a happy, nice mama.
Even if your kids are in school most of the week, I’d recommend still using it on weekends and during all the school holidays. It will minimize your overwhelm, and help you love your kids better.
PLUS there is a giant bonus worth $655 included when you get Stupid Simple Quiet Time.
You do NOT want to miss out.
Where Can I Find Quiet Time Activities For Kids?
It can seem overwhelming when first beginning to start a new habit. Especially if you’ve already tried and failed.
You know your kids are going to fight you, and you just don’t have the energy!
That’s why I put together something called Stupid Simple Quiet Time.
It is THE solution to keeping your kids entertained and occupied without a screen so you can have a break.
Have you tried having a daily quiet time routine with your kids?
Has it worked? Why or why not?
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Dani loves family, food, business, and adventuring in life together with her big family and Jesus. She is on a mission to see equip mamas to bring healing into the world by becoming co-creators starting from the most important place: home.
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