Inspiring Healthy Habits in Young Children

Let’s talk about habits.

As we get into the new year, we have fresh ideas and New Year’s Resolutions to inspire us to form new habits that will make us into a better version of ourselves.

Here at Acton Academy, forming these new habits one step at a time is something that we empower children with every day.

We believe that habits determine your future. If you work out every day, you will become fit. If you work on learning a new language for half an hour every day, you will eventually be able to speak that language because you have the habit of putting consistent time into learning.

Keep in mind that habits can be a double-edged sword. There are good ones and bad ones. If you think about it, we are all building different kinds of habits all the time, whether good or bad. There are many things we do over and over again daily. 

For this reason, it’s important to understand how habits work, why they work, and how you can design them yourself. Knowing how habits work allows you to shape them yourself and find yourself empowered to form your own vision (and reality!) of the future.

At Acton, there are great habits we instill in our routine on a daily basis. One example is having a gratitude circle where the Eagles can say something they’re grateful for that happened during the day. We also practice mindfulness, meditation and regularly reflect on our work and presentations.

One of the main things we want our Eagles to understand is that they have control over the choices they make every day. They can be the architect of their habits rather than the victim of them, and create the life of their dreams!

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