In music there is a term that is often used to describe the repeated pattern of sound. This is called "rhythm." Other synonyms used for rhythm are pattern, beat, and tempo. Every song, orchestration, and arrangement of music has rhythm. It is rhythm that keeps all the musicians together.
In the world of performing arts rhythm is crucial. Think of two dancers and how detrimental it would be for them to be on different beats during a performance. A mistake like this on Dancing With the Stars will bring a sure and stern rebuke from head judge Len Goodman!
Did you know that life has rhythms also? Sure you did! If you have ever had a newborn in your home, then you understand the importance of having your child on a schedule or routine--that's rhythm! We make sure the baby is fed at certain times of the day and night. We ensure that naps are taken throughout the day...not too long and not too short! We have structured "tummy time" to help with neck muscle development. All of this is part of an infants, and parents, rhythm of life. Without it you will surely have a cranky baby and exhausted parents!
When I think about this time of the year I think of how so many of us are trying to get back into the "swing of things." Guess what? That's rhythm! So, here are a few essential beats that MUST be included in the rhythms of your life as we enter the fall season...
Throughout the month of September I'll be posting written, and/or video, blogs on each of these beats. I will offer practical steps and guides to implementing these into the rhythms of your life. You can read these at kbullard.com. Be sure to enter your name and email address on the home page, so you will receive these posts in your inbox as soon as they become available.