The other day Vanessa and I spent several hours turning our dining room into a playroom for Isabella.
I have mentioned previously she was struggling to crawl. I talked about her mindset through this process – she was not upset, she did not care how we felt and she certainly didn’t quit.
The other day she finally crawled. It was amazing to watch how incredible the development process is.
We turned our dining room in play room because it serves as a big open area where we can she can move around and explore as much as she wants.
We put the colored and numbered puzzle flooring down and removed anything that she could get into trouble with.
The whole point here is giving her the opportunity to roll, crawl, plank, side plank, sit up, stand, touch, reach and shake as much as she wants with no restrictions.
Many times in our life we forget the importance of repetition.
For example the 2 most important things to improve your free throw shooting are
- Find the best possible technique
- Practice that technique as much as possible (Repetition)
This can be applied to anything: cooking, reading, writing, eating, coaching, teaching etc. Basically anything you do.
I am sure you have heard the phrase “It’s like riding a bike”. I am willing to bet you were better at riding a bike when you were doing it everyday versus taking 20 years off and jumping on.
In order to master any skill quality repetition is key. Notice the word ‘quality‘ – because that is big.
Repetition can go the other way as well. If you smoke everyday, eat Fruit Loops for breakfast everyday, or drink alcohol everyday, these are repeating poor habits that you will engrain just like good habits.
My goal for Bella is to provide an environment for her to practice her developmental skills as much as possible. This environment provides the platform for quality repetition.
- Discover what you want to improve.
- Learn the most optimal way to do it.
- Repeat it as much as possible.