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Building your routine

We may be facing a great deal of uncertainty about many things right now, but as we start to reach a state of acceptance to a new way of living, at least for a while, it is important to keep a sense of structure and routine in our lives in order to set the whole family up for a successful adjustment.

Try to structure your day around good habits by taking care of the things you can control, and let go of the things you can’t.

I want to give you a bit of insight into how I structure my day. I encourage you to do the same by trying the activity below with your whole family.

SLEEP ROUTINE

FIRSTLY, let’s talk about sleep. Try to stick to a regular pattern of wake up and bed times for each member of you family, getting at least 7 (10) hours of shut eye for adults (children) each night.

I set my alarm for 7am every day and try to avoid hitting the snooze button. If I know I am getting up at 7am regardless, then it naturally limits what time I go to bed as I know I’ll not...

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A Pirate Map for Success!

Back in January I, and the Coaching Team at CrossFit Maidenhead, ran a workshop for their adult members on setting Goals and Habits for success in and out of the gym.

When we planned the event we were keen to go beyond the usual Goal-Setting activities that people often go through at the start of the New Year, only to be forgotten by February! We wanted to help members build the habits and strategies to help them sustain long-term progress towards their goals, while supporting a happy, healthy life beyond the goal itself.

I was reminded of one of the activities we went through at the workshop while listening to a podcast with Pat Flynn and Strength & Conditioning expert, Dan John last week. As it turns out it was a useful and timely exercise for me to revisit, so I wanted to share my own example as I think it is useful, not only for adults, but for children too. In fact I believe goal setting and strategic thinking are valuable skills for children to...

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