It’s August already! For many of us, August means back to school, back to a schedule, back to a routine. I always love the start of a new school year. I love planning the new schedule. I love to think of all the little things I’d like to incorporate into our day. We always start strong. All the pencils are sharp with good erasers on them. The notebooks are clean and crisp. The kids are determined to write neatly and get their work done quickly. I am determined to grade papers the day I get them and tuck them happily into the fresh new binders.
But sometime after Labor Day, the fresh new routine becomes mundane and we all begin to let things slide. The pencils have been chewed. The notebooks are creased and torn. The handwriting is sloppy. The schoolwork is piled up, waiting for me to grade it.
I’m not sure why that happens. I don’t really know why it is so hard for us to stick with something… to not only start strong, but to finish strong. That is why I am so excited about our topic this month – How do you make habits stick?
I can’t wait to hear what my fellow bloggers have to say about this. And what about you? We’d love to hear from you too. Do you have some special habit-sticking secret you’d be willing to share?
Kendra is a stay-at-home homeschooling mother of four rowdy boys. She’s been married to her high-school sweetheart for twelve years. When she’s not playing teacher, nurse, cook or housekeeper, she loves to read and write.