As a stay at home mother, or work at home mother, you will have times that you doubt yourself and wonder if you are truly doing the best thing for your family by homeschooling them. It’s so easy to get plagues by doubts and fears. By the end of the year, you may even start to get burnt out. What you can do to keep your sanity? A well planned homeschool is the first step and you can read more about my 31 days to a better planned homeschool.
But we are more than homeschool teachers, we are mothers, wives and woman. It’s not the only thing that we have going on in our life. Homeschooling can feel like a huge burden, so you have to ensure that you are taking care of yourself.
I mean friends for yourself, it’s great to connect with other homeschooling mothers to share your insecurities and ask questions.
Take the kids out, don’t be trapped in your home, get some fresh air and get some physical activity into your system. I’m sure you’ve worried about your kids health but have you look at your own? Do you drink 8 glasses of water daily, get exercise or enough sleep? Don’t forget about yourself.
Trade babysitting duties
By making new friends, you can see if they’d like to trade babysitting duties so that you can run your errands and get some housework done with kids screaming everywhere. Or use it to take a breather and some time for yourself.
Take a day for yourself
Give yourself permission to take a day for yourself, to go shopping or do whatever it is that you really would like to do that you can’t often do during those homeschooling hours.
Find a hobby
Take your mind off of homeschooling, and see what other passions you awaken. When your kids see you learning new things or enjoying your own hobby then this will help them discover their own.
Find time for yourself
At the end of the day or before the kids are awake where you can just unwind with a good book or just relax and not have to worry about homeschooling, or the kids, or the house. Just take some time to mentally block all of those things out and come back the next day or start off rejuvenated.
What tips do you have for maintaining your sanity?
Follow along in my 31 Days to a Better Planned Homeschool series.