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In the season of holiday parties, traveling, family visits and preparing for festivities can make us all busier than normal. This can put a strain on the regular schedule of activities for your child or children. It may also cause a few more grey hairs and stress during a time that is supposed to be fun. What typically happens during this fun and festive point in time? We typically skip out on some of our regularly scheduled activities in lieu of the seasonal events that surround this time of year. Just as this affects the multitude of other activities, it holds true for you and/or your child’s martial arts training. We cannot be everywhere at once, so this week we skip one martial arts class. Next week it’s two and so on. The holidays only come once a year, so go ahead and participate in the activities that accompany this time of year. Just make a point to keep a balance. The more you allow the regular schedule to be affected, the harder it will be to get back on it.

We all know that children and even adults, operate better under a routine. We are creatures of habit and our habits are what we repeatedly do.

Just like fitness, skipping one day of class can easily turn into two. Two becomes a full week and all of a sudden you have not worked out the entire month. Each time you do not go, it becomes easier to not go again. The biggest struggle is actually getting up and going. When you are there and after class is over, you never regret going. No one ever says, “Man, I really wish I hadn’t worked out.” The concept also applies to our martial arts training. No one ever regrets going to a martial arts class after they are done! In fact, we know that martial arts training is extremely valuable with many mental and physical benefits.

So, what can we do to keep things in balance? Here are some tips.

  • Plan ahead. Planning ahead will allow you to keep things organized better and will keep your regular routine intact for the most part.
  • Keep a schedule. Seasonal parties and activities are typically planned out in advance. Add them to your schedule ahead of time along with your martial arts classes.
  • Schedule makeup classes. If you know ahead of time that you are going to miss your regularly schedule martial arts classes, speak with your instructor for times on when you can make them up.
  • Schedule private lessons. You may be extremely busy and may know ahead of time that you are going to miss more classes than you should. Schedule one or multiple private lessons to keep up with training.

You understand the immense value or martial arts training otherwise you wouldn’t have signed up to begin with. Don’t let an activity with so many associated benefits fall down on your priority list during this time of year. Keep the balance, plan things out ahead of time, have fun and happy holidays!

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