A Year of Intentional Habits
2012 was our year of intentional habit training for our boys (and us!! oh, they were good for us!) I have tried to organize all that we did that year into one easy to use reference.
In my introductory post I explain our plan for the year. We more or less stayed true to the original plan that was laid out. As mentioned there, some of these habits may better be described as virtues.
The posts are organized by month; for a quick reference here are the habits we did each month.
February – Listening to What is Being Said
March – Encouraging Others
April – Put Away What you Touch
May – Pay Attention to Others Needs
June – Put Away Things Without Being Asked
July – Keeping Your Word
August – Speaking Well of Others
September -Getting Rid of the Clutter
October – Responding Cheerfully
November – Serve Others
December – Mean what you say
Each month has at least an introduction post. The introduction posts include an idea for each day that we can do (usually in under 5 minutes) to help get us thinking about and exercising the specific habit.
Related content for January’s habit:
Thankful Hands activity - simple and to the point.
February’s habit was Listening to What is Being Said. The intro to this habit can be read by clicking on the image or here.
Related content for February’s habit:
Related content for March’s habit:
An object lesson on encouraging others - a video to demonstrate it.
Related content for April’s habit:
Related content for May’s habit:
Related content for July’s habit:
Games that encourage the habit of keeping your word - oh, wonderful games!!
Related content for September’s Habit:
October’s Habit was Responding Cheerfully
November’s habit was Serving Others