Daily Rhythm

Daily Rhythm
Creating rituals within the day to create a knowingness and a flow. Daily rhythm is more about what activities lead into each other, rather than a schedule. Daily rhythm includes space for meals, nature, play and sleep. Our days flow within and around these pillars to keep us grounded, healthy and happy.

As spring begins to unfold more I realized our rhythm does shift depending on the seasons. Creating a rhythm is all about the flow and being open to staying present. My family really does thrive on our rhythm though. Allowing the activities to flow from one to the next is the most important point of daily rhythm.

Focus on your pillars, these are the non negotiables of the day.

Meals/ Food prep
Nature
Being space
Play
Sleep

When you have an outline where all of these fit into the day you can begin to find your groove. Some moms really like to have set activities for the play aspect of the day, that change each day of the week. For this week, just focus on when these pillars are achieved. Place them in an order that feels doable and then start doing it! Do it each day this week and see how it feels having things to look forward to. I will show you an example of my daily rhythm so you get a feel for the flow.

Wake

Being space: Kids and I enjoy lemon tea with honey while sitting at the table chatting about the dreams we had or just being with each other. This often leads to some sort of play in the living room and then my kids are off playing in their own worlds while I do the dishes.

Breakfast: I put all the ingredients into the blender for smoothie

Outside: We get dressed then head out to the garden to play. I join them for at least 10-15 minutes and then often finish up any morning chores inside that I have.

Mid Morning meal: This is often a veggie platter. We all sit together and do our mealtime ritual.

Play

Activity: Usually by noon my son is aching to do a craft of some sort, so I gather up the supplies to do a craft or activity for the day.

Lunch: food prep and meal ritual

Outside time: walk to the forest or scooter ride that takes an hour or 2 (weather depending)

Dinner: Meal prep and mealtime ritual (this is another card that can be explained in more detail in the following weeks)

Bath (2-3 times a week) or wash up and PJ’s

Storytelling and sleep (I tell a story about a boy and girl and their adventures for the day often based on what my son and daughter did that day. Sometimes they have their own wild adventures though with the gnomes, fairies, unicorns or other magical creatures. They live in tune with nature and often share insights to my children about disagreements or behavioral issues that come up during the day.)

What feelings does this card bring up? Does it feel doable to create a flow to your day so you don’t have to think so much and let life happen in an easy and open way all while freeing up your thought process?

Love and gratitude to you magical mama!
Stephanie

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I am a magical mother of 2, 4 yr old boy and 3 yr old girl. I love being in nature, connecting with others and finding the joy in every moment of life.  I am a magical mothering mentor that help moms find more peace, joy and fun while discovering their purpose and being present using easy to implement tools and rituals.

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Comments

  1. Heat - June 21, 2017 @ 2:55 am

    how does this work if a person has to work outside the home? Im an RN so I have a very variable 12 hour shift schedule of days and nights. Also how with children that are very different in ages i.e. Ive got three 15 year olds and an 18 month old so they have such different needs.
    I find these things challenging
    Thank you Heather

    • magicalmothering - June 25, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

      Thank you so much Heather for asking. I find that tracking first my own personal rhythm helps me create more peace in my home. Knowing how much sleep I need, how often I need to eat, what desires I have and creating time to be in nature. Once I know what my own needs are, and fill them, I can then create the space to fill my childrens needs better. I have found that as moms we always try to create a rhythm based on the needs of everyone else and then fail at keeping it, because we are absent from the picture. So although you have so much variety starting to track you monthly rhythm with mood, energy, sleep and your work can help see what is depleting and what is inspiring to you. We are doing a 30 day challenge in the Magical Mothering Facebook group to help support and encourage each other to track for the next 30 days. I would love to have you join us! You can find it at http://www.facebook.com/groups/magicalmothering/ And please feel free to ask more questions in the group or on here as I am sure others have the same issues!

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