Are you struggling with homeschooling? Are you looking for ways to be a relaxed homeschool mom?
Homeschooling your children is a big responsibility. Sometimes as busy homeschooling moms, we just need to take a break and de-stress! We all have those times where we’re stressed out with the crazy, busy life we have. You can avoid the mistakes many homeschool moms make that lead to stress by having a plan!
Find solutions that will allow you to be a homeschool mom who is confident, refreshed and stress-free.
Mom, you can actually enjoy homeschooling!
Learn these homeschooling tips that will give you the encouragement you need to live as a relaxed homeschool mom! These 10 Quick, Practical, and Fun Ways to Destress as a Homeschool Mom are just what you need!
I have learned over 31 years of homeschooling our 8 kids, that it’s OK to take a break now and then! Really, it is. Your kids won’t suffer permanent damage, and whatever needs to get done will still be there waiting when you come back to it.
Not only is it OK, but I think it’s also important! If you keep pushing yourself when you are in need of a break, you will lose your joy. You won’t enjoy your children or your homeschooling. Everything will seem overwhelming, and you probably won’t be the loving mom you’d like to be. (Yes, I’m speaking from experience!)
Here are 10 fun ways to de-stress as a homeschool mom:
1. Take a nap.
Sometimes that’s the most spiritual thing you can do!
2. Have a tickle party.
Grab the closest kid, and start tickling till they can’t stop laughing, then start chasing the others down. The kids will squeal with delight, and giggle through the tickles. In turn, you won’t be able to keep from laughing.
Laughter is good medicine! I’m always amazed at how much better I feel after an episode of uncontrolled laughing.
3. Take a break and play a game or two with the kids.
This is one of those things I never WANT to do, but when I do I always enjoy it, and wonder why I didn’t do it sooner, or why I don’t do it more often. Of course, the kids love it when it’s not just their siblings playing games with them, but also Mom.
4. Put the school books aside, and read a good book out loud with the kids.
Have a snack while you’re reading together. Relax, and just enjoy it.
5. Listen to some good uplifting music.
Music affects your spirit, and the right kind of music will be refreshing to you.
6. Make some goodies and take your kids with you to deliver them to someone who needs encouragement.
Not only will you be a blessing to them, but you will feel encouraged as well. There’s something about doing things for others that just makes you feel good.
Have everyone find 5 things they can get rid of. Then set a timer for 5 minutes and have everyone put things away that aren’t where they belong. When the house is looking a little bit cleaner and picked up, it makes you just feel better about everything. If you need help in this, Join my 30 day Declutter Challenge!
8. Sing songs with the kids.
Singing lifts your spirit, which is probably why the Bible talks about singing hymns and spiritual songs. One of my favorite memories is singing choruses and Scripture songs with my kids.
9. Put a good show on for the kids to watch, and tackle one project that has been bugging you.
Again, just having things a little cleaner or one project completed, will make you feel like things aren’t quite as bad. Sometimes cleaning or decluttering is very therapeutic!
10. Put your feet up and read a book for 30 minutes.
Have the kids stay in their room for quiet time with books, or have everyone lounge in the living room reading books.
These may seem like little things, but they really will help you feel better on a difficult day. And sometimes you need to just slow down and take a break from the normal hustle and bustle of daily life. Why not invest in your homeschool and children by investing in yourself?
What do you do when you feel overwhelmed and stressed, or just feel everyone needs a break?
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Jill, that’s a great idea!
Thank you for this list. One of my kids’ favorites is to take 10 minutes of outside time to run the sidewalk, pedal their trikes as fast as their legs can carry them, and visit the neighbor’s two very noisy dogs.
Thanks Tiffany! Glad your friend gave you “permission” to have fun. 🙂 Love the idea of a dance break!
This is such a good list Kathy! When I started homeschooling 4 years ago I was all structure and no fun. A good friend gave me permission to relax and plan fun time in so we don’t all burn out! I love the tickle party idea! We do a dance break when things get stressful! I will be adding some of these to my list to do!