RHYTHMS & 
HABITS

A rhythm is a set of habits that keep you God-centered. It makes loving God, loving others, and loving yourself a natural, automatic part of your life.

What’s a Spiritual Rhythm…and Why Do I Need One?

Following Jesus isn’t an event. It’s a  lifestyle. One that plays out in your habits. When you intentionally build habits to love God and others, you create a rhythm for carrying out the greatest commandments (Matthew 22:34-40).

We want to help you establish a rhythm that fits. So, our Christian planners, journals, and printables include tools for
rhythm building and tracking.

But seasons change, don’t they? New commitments, responsibilities, and opportunities impact the time and energy you have. They also influence the needs of people around you…and your own needs. So, our planning tools also help you update your rhythm, when God or the season calls you to change.

STEP 1: Identify Habits to Build

Complete your planner or journal PRE-WORK to evaluate your spiritual,  relational, and health needs. Use these articles to identify potential habits you may want to build into your rhythm. 

SPIRITUAL HABITS GUIDE

RELATIONAL HABITS

STEP 2: Map Out Your Habits

These sample pages from our planners and journals will give you ideas for turning habits into a rhythm.

And don’t miss the articles in STEP 3 below.

#1: Use the “THIS SEASON” space to set season dates (Example: January 1-March 31), or write a word or theme for the season.

#2: Your habits can be set for specific days of the week.

#3: Daily or weekday habits can be written once and then noted with an arrow or other marking.

#4: You can build habits slowly. For example, you might begin Sabbathing on Sundays with one small habit. Then add soemthing else to it as the season goes on.

#5: Non-day specific habits can be listed as weekly habits. This might remind you to schedule a weekly date night. Or, maybe you want to take a walk with a friend 2 times a week.

#6: The “MONTHLY” space is great for bigger lifestyle habits you want to practice, but may not happen frequently.  

 Use the “DAILY” section to list morning habits, evening habits, or ones you’ll schedule as you go. You can include specific days you’ll perform habits like example #1. Or just list the number of times you want to do them, like example #2.

The “WEEKLY” (#3)  and “MONTHLY” (#4) spaces are for habits you perform once a week or month. They can be for day specific (i.e. Sunday nap), or scheduled as they fit into your schedule (like your decluttering session and commitment review). 

Finally, the “THIS SEASON” space can be for a specific action you want to take (perhaps take a one day retreat), or to list your theme/word for the season. In this example (#5), the theme is to simply!

 

STEP 3: Stick with Your Habits

These articles can help you implement a strategy to stick with new habits or go deeper with existing habits.

HOW TO MAKE A NEW HABIT STICK

3 TECHNIQUES TO DESIGN YOUR RHYTHM PAGE

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HOW TO STRENGTHEN AN EXISTING SPIRITUAL HABIT

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