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Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
The Habit of Daily Self-Renewal

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
The Habit of Daily Self-Renewal

People who sharpen the saw understand that they need to take time for themselves because it gives them the ability to do everything else.  When we sharpen the saw, we are preserving and enhancing the greatest asset we have - ourselves.  We regularly renew our body, mind, hearts and spirit.
 
Kid Language
Balance Feels Best:  I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.
 
Ways to practice Sharpen the Saw:
  • For two nights in a row, go to bed early and see how great you feel when you wake up!
  • For one whole week, read for twenty minutes every day.
  • Today go play with someone who you haven’t played with for a long time.
  • Go to one of your favorite spots in nature, like a mountain, a park, or a stream.  When you get there, think about all the things in your life that make you happy, like your grandma, your dog, a fun toy, or playing with your friends.