I try to keep fresh flowers on our table.
Their fragrances waft around us as we sit and complete our school work.
As the days go by, the flowers open more, and the sunlight plays through their textures and colors and provides constant interest and delight.
I maintain that taking a minute to study the flowers isn't the same thing as giving in to distraction.
Admiring them seems to facilitate our ability to concentrate longer.
It's a small expense, but I find it well worth the indulgence, especially if we have the necessity of sitting together in the same place inside for a while each day.