Rituals and schedules

Last week I posted a link to a video by Tony Schwartz, advocating the power of ritual.

Over the weekend, I was reminded of Benjamin Franklin’s daily schedule (found at Swiss Miss‘ blog).  Those of you who know me will not be surprised to learn that this schedule appeals to me.

While the nature of work has changed since Benjamin Franklin’s era, I think that the principles still have much to commend them.  Of course, developing the discipline to abide by such principles is a significant challenge (speaking personally).


2 thoughts on “Rituals and schedules

  1. I was very interested in the way in which ‘rituals’ were emphasised on Alpha’s “Parenting Children Course”. They wheeled various experts on who suggested that that daily routines were helpful not just for busy families to get things done, but for providing security for kids. They also advocated building in weekly rituals of times set aside for relaxing together as a family – planned down-time to spend, which can be planned for and looked forward to. Then yearly rituals such as Christmas or summer holiday routines, which become unique shared family traditions, which help build family identity.

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