Back-to-homeschool time is full of mixed emotions for many homeschoolers. To-do lists and preparations are busily underway to help ensure a successful homeschool year. Thoughts and feelings can take as many ups and downs as a roller coaster.
Amid this hustle and bustle, ask yourself these questions:
- What are you doing to take care of yourself?
- How are your preparing yourself physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally?
- What are you doing to replenish and revitalize yourself as you lead your homeschool into another year?
If you say that you are too busy stocking up on school supplies and lesson planning, I want you to stop. Put down that highlighter. Close that book. Grab a cold beverage and sit back to see why you need to make time for self-care and ideas on how you can do it.
I shared these 10 Self-Care Tips For Back-To-Homeschool Time at iHomeschool Network. It's my intention that those words of encouragement and inspiration help you to slow down and take time for self-care.
Here are 5 additional tips to help you boost your back-to-homeschool time. Taking time for your health and well-being is imperative when you are embarking on a new homeschool year.
For whatever your reasons, you have undertaken the responsibility to homeschool your kids. These Self-Care Tips have been designed to make sure you take care of you, homeschool mama!
5 More Self-Care Tips for Back-to-Homeschool Time
Track your water intake. How many glasses of water or decaffeinated beverage are you consuming each day? It is way too easy to overlook drinking enough water when you are worried about your homeschool plans and routine. Without enough water or other appropriate beverage, your functioning will decrease. Don't be a cranky mess because you forgot to drink enough water!
Butterflies in your tummy? Excited about your new homeschool year? That's totally understandable! Don't burn the midnight oil tweaking your homeschool plans or binging on Netflix. Get to bed at a reasonable time so you can take care of you! Give yourself a bedtime and stick to it. You'll be so glad that you did!
You will gain a boost in energy when you get your blood pumping! Go for a walk, have a dance party, or take advantage of some cool YouTube videos for exercise fun. Don't neglect your physical health just because you are starting a new homeschool year!
Use positive self-statements to help you overcome negative self-talk and doubts. Your homeschool mindset is powerful and truly affects your functioning. The good news: you CAN control it and set yourself up for a great homeschool year! Psst! Join our Homeschool Mom Mindset Challenge: Making Affirmations Work for You! for more information and support 🙂
What self-care tips can you add to these 10+5 back-to-homeschool ideas?