Thank you for checking in on our progress and conclusion of this intentionality project for getting the family to start the day right, together!!! (To get caught up, see Post #1 of this series: Family Morning Power Hour, and Post #2: 2 Week Update)
It was in no way a perfect effort. We continued to do the Family Power Hour routine off and on throughout the remainder of the summer. It was excellent to see the kids going from “Complainy Complainertons” to “going along” with it to actually looking forward to it!
It wasn’t easy friends! As parents, with three kids, and in our current situation with a newborn, and over the hot and muggy summers in Florida, etc., we had every reason to just let this one go. We definitely had to keep strong with our commitment to do this, always thinking of our “Why” behind the project which was to develop this fundamental routine that would incorporate such positive habits with multi-dipping benefits for every member of the family.
Finally though, as we approached end of August, aka new school year, we decided to edit the Family Morning Power Hour routine during the school period by removing the morning walk/run together. The reason is that Oliver, our big guy, is 5 and was just about to start Kindergarten. We are lucky enough to live within a 13 minute walking/bike riding distance from our local elementary school. That walk or bike ride is something we now do with all the kids on most days, and therefore it takes care of the Physical Energy component of our routine. We will certainly put this into practice again as needed. The important part about family productivity is to stay intentional yet flexible. We are excited to have put the plan together and given this routine a solid shot so that when we add back the Physical Energy as a family first thing in the morning, it won’t be completely new and some kinks will have already been worked out.
Read more about starting your day right, and double-dipping your efforts.
What else can you think of that will get your day going right, together as a family?
Share your tips. You never know who you will move to become intentional… and in turn, who will move you!