A little bit of scheduling
School is starting soon, and I am happy that we will be transitioning into a more structured routine. This week, with the family's input, I sketched out what our days should be looking like, and what tasks we should be getting done when.
We've been practicing getting up a little earlier this week: Mr. Mordecai and Tiger Lily are naturally early risers, but Red Chief and I are not.
So far it has felt good to get up a little (or a lot!) earlier. I feel more in control of my day, and I'm definitely getting more done. So is Red Chief: I printed out his list of morning tasks (pray, make bed, get dressed, tidy up room), and he's actually been doing them.
I learned to my detriment last school year that bad habits formed in the beginning will persist all year. I am hoping to form good habits and routines this fall, and I hope that they will persist as well as my bad habits did last year!