Are you in need of some powerful homeschool motivation? Discover how something simple, like a positive quote, can be used to guide your homeschool day in a wonderful direction.
I’m sharing my tips and tricks for using positive quotes to boost homechooling plus a bonus FREE printable set of these motivational sayings to make it easy to use in your homeschool.
How Positive Quotes Can Help Homeschool Motivation
If you’ve been a homeschooler for some time, you probably have noticed a pattern like this in your homeschool year.
You start off with a bang. After hours of planning and prep, you’re pumped up to get back to homeschool. You’ve done everything you can to make sure you have a great start to this new season of learning at home.
Your enthusiasm is contagious. Your kids are cooperative and things just seem to flow.
You feel like you’re walking on easy street. Homeschool life really couldn’t get much better.
Then, that initial glee over back to homeschool time starts to fade.
Real-life stuff creeps in. Laundry piles, dirty dishes, and dust bunnies. Your kids’ activity schedules seem to have overtaken your calendar.
All those good feels about homeschooling are still there. They’re just getting crowded out.
When this happens to our family, our homeschool motivation tanks. It gets harder and harder to start our homeschool day. And harder and harder to keep up our routine.
This type of drop in homeschool motivation doesn’t always happen after back to homeschool time. November and February are also times of year that a homeschool slump is a real struggle for many homeschoolers.
So, what can you do when you and your kids need a jolt of homeschool motivation?
Well, there is a slew of things you can do to boost energy levels and get excited about homeschooling again. After homeschooling my five boys for eight years, I’ve discovered that simple always works best.
And for simple, I go back to what has worked for me in my life. As a graduate student studying community counseling, I graduated debt-free working as an intern at a Senior Citizen Center and cashier at Michael’s craft store. Although I was often burning the candle at both ends with my studies and work, I stayed positive and thrived.
My simple strategy for maintaining that busy lifestyle was using positive quotes to keep me motivated. These simple quotes helped me keep my eyes on the prize as I worked towards my goals. I’d find new quotes from famous (and not-so-famous) people to guide my thoughts in positive directions.
This approach worked wonders for balancing my studies, work, and health.
Over the years, I’ve collected hundreds of motivational quotes. I wanted to share these gems with you as simple yet powerful ways to boost your homeschool motivation 🙂
Powerful Ways to Use Positive Quotes for Homeschool Motivation
Okay, so these positive quotes are great! But, how are you supposed to weave them into your homeschool day to get your kids and yourself motivated?
I have found that this simple approach works well when we start our day off with a motivational quote. Based on what our homeschool needs at that time, I select a quote and read it. The boys and I may discuss it, depending on the quote and how it impacts us.
Often, at least one of the boys will give their opinion and ideas on how to apply the quote to our homeschool that day.
As our day unfolds, we revisit the quote whenever we need a positive reminder 🙂
Fantastic ways to use positive quotes for homeschool motivation include:
- Homeschool morning time: I have a special section on our homeschool morning time board for motivational quotes and affirmations. We also will jot down these quotes on a mini-chalkboard, whiteboard, sticky note, index card, and poster.
- Part of your homeschool copywork
- Creative writing prompts
- Positive conversation starters to practice discussion tools and build connection
- Whenever you need to pivot or redirect
Below, you’ll find 100 positive quotes for homeschool motivation. These quotes are not homeschool-specific. I chose quotes that I believe can be applied to life in general. Homeschooling doesn’t happen in a box or a bubble (at least, not in our family) so I strive to provide my boys with positive life skills that can propel them forward in our modern world.
When you scroll to the end of the post, you’ll find the opportunity to subscribe and get a free printable set of these quotes. I find that having a hands-on component to these positive messages helps me follow through with using this simple approach 🙂
Questions & Conversation Starters to Apply These Positive Quotes
For a better idea on how I chat with my boys and apply these quotes to our homeschool day, here are a few questions and topics that we use:
- What does this quote mean to you?
- Name one way you can use this quote to keep you motivated today.
- How can you use this quote today to stay positive (or motivated, energized, etc.)?
- What would you tell a friend about this quote?
- Is this motivational quote something that you would write down and share with others? Why or why not?
- When you read this quote, how does it make you feel?
- Share one way you will demonstrate using this motivational message in our homeschool today.
- What do you wish other people would know about this inspirational quote and how it can improve their lives?
Those questions and statements are just a few ways that you can get your kids chatting about using motivational quotes in your homeschool and life. I encourage you to get creative and build on the conversation that you have with your kids to keep the energy going!
Starting Your Day with Homeschool Motivation
Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder. (unknown)
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive-to breath, to think, to enjoy, to love. ~Marcus Aurelius
Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart. ~Roy T. Bennett
Some days you just have to create your own sunshine. ~Sam Sundquist
Having a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? It’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t give up. ~Joyce Meyer
The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. ~Alice Morse Earle
Make today ridiculously amazing. (unknown)
I love the smell of possibility in the morning. (unknown)
You’re off to great places! Today is your day! ~Dr. Seuss
Rise up and attack the day with enthusiasm. (unknown)
Behavior Quotes for a Positive Effect on Your Homeschool
Raise your words, not voice. It’s the rain that grows flowers, not thunder. ~Rumi
The best apology is changed behavior. ~Unknown
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. ~Gandhi
A change of heart leads to change in behavior, and a change in behavior leads to changing the world. ~Marianne Williamson
Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching. ~C.S. Lewis
You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel. ~Robert Tew
Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most. ~Abraham Lincoln
Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. ~James Allen
What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. ~Aristotle
Attitude Quotes to Give Your Homeschool Motivation
Happiness is not by chance, but by choice. ~Jim Rohn
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ~Winston Churchill
Your attitude determines your direction. (unknown)
Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude. ~Ralph Marston
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. ~Zig Ziglar
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future merely by changing his attitude. ~Oprah Winfrey
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. ~Maya Angelou
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill
Attitude is everything, so pick a good one. ~Wayne W. Dyer
Patience Quotes to Use for Homeschool Peace
I personally know the struggle with being a patient homeschool mom. From my chats with other homeschoolers, I’m not alone in this struggle.
Patience is a positive habit that I cultivate on a daily basis. Some days are better than others. But, with practice and time, patience has become my go-to response in our homeschool.
If you’d like help with being a more patient homeschool mom, here are a few resources that I’ve shared that I hope helps. Sending you patient vibes!
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ~Confucius
Don’t count the days. Make the days count. ~Muhammad Ali
Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength. ~Bruce Lee
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ~Aristotle
Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. ~Joyce Meyer
Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself. ~Saint Francis de Sales
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. ~Vivian Greene
Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. ~Ovid
Resilience Quotes for Fantastic Homeschool Motivation
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. ~St. Jerome
Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. ~Will Rogers
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. ~John Wooden
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. ~B.F. Skinner
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. ~Confucius
Learning isn’t a way of reaching one’s potential but rather a way of developing it. ~Anders Ericsson
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~John Wooden
You have power over your mind-not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~Marcus Aurelius
Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. ~Louis Pasteur
Flexibility & Creativity Quotes to Use for Homeschool Motivation
Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further. ~Thomas Carlyle
Strive for progress not perfection. (unknown)
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Viktor Frankl
Problems disappear when we are willing to become flexible. ~Roxana Jones
Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods. (unknown)
Lovely thing to learn from water: Adjust yourself in every situation and in any shape. But most importantly. Find your own way to flow. ~Buddha
Creativity is intelligence having fun. ~Albert Einstein
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Maya Angelou
Creativity takes courage. ~Henri Matisse
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if you only try! ~Dr. Seuss
Teamwork Quotes for Your Homeschool
I’m an athlete. I ran track and played soccer through college. My best moments have always been when I’m part of a team that works together.
And I carry that mindset into our large family homeschool life. Teamwork is where it’s at!
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~Maya Angelou
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. ~Henry Ford
Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. ~Mattie Stepanek
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. ~J.K. Rowling
It takes two sides to build a bridge. ~Fredrik Nael
Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. (unknown)
We rise by lifting others. ~Robert Ingersoll
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller
Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results. ~Andrew Carnegie
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~African Proverb
Positive Thinking Quotes for Homeschool Motivation
Oh, the power of positive thinking! My shifting your thoughts to a positive direction, you can improve your overall health and well-being.
In addition to these simple quotes, affirmations are huge parts of our positive homeschool experience. Rock Your Homeschool has resources for homeschool kids and moms who want to embrace the benefits of affirmations.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. ~Willie Nelson
There are no limits to what you can accomplish except the limits you place on your own thinking. ~Brian Tracy
Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day. ~Alice Morse Earle
Focus on the good. (unknown)
Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~Norman Vincent Peale
The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. ~Winston Churchill
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. ~Aldous Huxley
The mind is everything. What you think, you become. ~Socrates
Positive mind. Positive life. Positive vibes. (unknown)
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~Helen Keller
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. ~William James
Confidence Quotes to Boost Your Homeschool
One of the most frequent struggles that I hear from homeschoolers is lack of confidence. So much self-doubt and worry over if you’re doing enough and will you screw up your kids?!?
If you struggle with confidence, you’re not alone. These quotes can help. And you can always join our Rock Your Homeschool! Facebook group to connect with other homeschoolers who understand just what you’re going through 😉
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. ~Suzy Kassem
Choose to shine. (unknown)
Start by doing what’s necessary. Then do what’s possible. And suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~St. Francis of Assisi
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ~Arthur Ashe
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ~Theodore Roosevelt
Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. ~Helen Keller
You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. ~Zen Shin
Inhale confidence. Exhale doubt. (unknown)
Health & Wellness Quotes for Homeschool Motivation
If I’m feeling yucky because I’ve neglected self-care, it totally shows in our homeschool. Health and wellness are essential components of a positive homeschool experience and life. I’m a huge proponent of incorporating physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual wellness to boost homeschool happiness 🙂
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. ~Mahatma Gandhi
To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha
Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being. ~J. Stanford
I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health. ~Voltaire
A healthy outside starts from the inside. ~Robert Urich
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James
Vitality and beauty are gifts of nature for those who live according to its laws. ~Leonardo da Vinci
The groundwork of all happiness is health. ~Leigh Hunt
Get Your Free Printable Set of 100 Positive Quotes for Homeschool Motivation
Let’s pump up your homeschool motivation!
This printable pack includes 10 pages with 10 quotes per page. I kept it simple and made it in black and white so it’s easier on your printer 😉
Please feel free to print out as many copies as you need for your homeschool. (Perhaps each of your kids would like a copy for their homeschool binder?) If you have a friend who you think would love to use these quotes with their homeschool or co-op class, I ask that you share the link to this post. Thanks!
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