For those who decide to embark upon the career of habit formation, remember:
-One habit at a time-One day at a time-Practice good actions weekends, too-Nip the weed in the bud because formation is more efficiently accomplished than reformationBut be encouraged with this wise old saying “One habit overcometh another”. You may not be able to teach old dogs new tricks, but GOD is able to make all things new again. Isn’t this a great blessing? — the last paragraph of Chap 9 (The Happiness of Habit) on pg 76 of The Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola
Habit of ATTENTION:
One of the best things we can do for ourselves and for our children is to gain the Habit of Attention. When we can truly fix our attention on a matter at hand, we are already over half way to our destination of success. I urge you to read the information below and the information I have linked to. I am now focusing on the Habit of Attention with my childen and I look with hope towards the day that I will be able to share our victories testimony!! A couple of things I am doing now to help my children gain this Habit is 1. Practice only saying something once 2. Stop “talking” so much (no nagging) 3. Become more organized (ex. Work Box System) 4. Close to door to distractions (ex. Close bedroom door (where the toys are) during school hours)
I will leave you with a definition of Attention that I came across one day that I just love but sadly I do not remember where it came from——ATTENTION is LISTENING with your EYES, EARS & HEART!!!