Figuring out what YOU need as a homeschool mom is just as important as planning for your kids’ homeschool year.
Do you have ideas for how to take care of your heart while you take care of your homeschool?
We are discussing self-care and how it is different than selfishness. It is important to care for ourselves so that we may be able to care for those around us. Sometimes it is wiser to say no to others and yes to ourselves.
There are loads of different ways to take care of yourself. We’re all different and what helps one person might not work for another. And you might be thinking, “Shopping is what helps me.” That’s fine, but you can’t do it all the time. What really, truly makes you feel good?
Customizable 20 Day Self-Care Challenge
Day 1: Go for a Walk
You can enjoy a nice brisk walk outside for about 20 minutes if you live in an area where the weather is decent all year round.
Taking a walk is a great way to get some exercise while also enjoying some of the benefits that come with it, such as getting your adrenaline pumping and boosting endorphins. breathing in some fresh air can also do wonders for boosting serotonin levels.
You can still walk even if it’s cold outside by using a treadmill or walking in place while watching TV or listening to music.
Taking a walk with your kids can count a nature study! Look out for birds, interesting plants and bugs you can look up when you get home.
Day2: Make Your Favorite Meal
If there’s a meal or snack that you love, make it for dinner or lunch.
If you don’t feel like cooking, there’s no problem. You can treat yourself by getting a delicious meal from your favorite takeout restaurant.
If you want to get extra credit, add a few raw veggies on the side!
Day 3: Go to Bed on Time
It is very important to get enough quality sleep for your mental health. When you get enough quality sleep, you will feel more energized and ready to start the day.
If you go to bed at a reasonable time every night, you will be able to develop a regular sleep schedule. This will result in getting better sleep and improving your overall health. So don’t stay up too late tonight!
It’s hard to have a consistent bedtime routine and go to bed on time, especially with our erratic homeschool schedule. It’s so tempting as a mom to enjoy that quiet time when everyone else is asleep, but I usually pay for the it next day. Sometimes, though, it’s totally worth it!