5 Ways for a Homeschooling Mom to Get Some Rest

5 Ways for a Homeschooling Mom to Get Some Rest

Guess what? It’s May, and for many of us that means it’s time to kick back. I also realize that quite a lot of our readers are just about to start their school years, and even more are working year-round. Guess what? It’s still time to kick back!

If you are a passionate, driven, serious homeschooler, you may very well recognize your inability to take some time off and put your feet up for a day or longer. We feel so much pressure doing this job, don’t we?

As a homeschooling mom who has perhaps gone before you, may I gently implore you to take some time off? It may be just a few minutes, an hour with a good book, or a weekend alone to take a breath and think, but time off from the 24/7 demands of homeschooling is essential to your physical health, the health of your marriage, and the health of your family as a whole.

I am not the only one who is encouraging you to do so; God commanded a day of rest and indeed, took one himself during that matchless week of creation. Rest, quiet, a change of pace, and time to regain focus and see the forest for the trees are good choices.

Easier said than done, particularly with little people in your home? Here are some ideas to get you thinking:

1. If you’re a morning person, plan an extra ten minutes in your routine to pour yourself a cup of whatever-you-like and do something that requires no thought or work. Read a magazine. Take a bubble bath. Watch some television. Stretch. Knit. Whatever works for you.

2. If you’re a night person, all of the above applies but at the end of the day. Whatever works for you.

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Source: Crosswalk | Kendra Fletcher