We all get tired physically, emotionally and spiritually when we give daily to our family and do it all day long. Recharging ourselves is crucial to keeping our joy and happiness in what we do for our family. As important as it is, we often lose motivation or inspiration for just how to accomplish this for ourselves.
5 Recharging Tips for the Homeschooling Mom
We all recharge differently, so it is important to recognize what makes you feel energized the most and then be sure to add them to your life as often as possible to keep yourself from getting to the point of struggling with your joy and happiness. I know because I have had issues with it numerous times.
Recharging Tip One: Go to Bed Early
Sleep is so important for any person, especially a homeschooling mom that is with her children all day, every day. Sleep repairs the body and energizes your body for the next day.
I have also found that going to bed early, also allows me to have quiet time with my husband, which is one of my personal ways of recharging.
Recharging Tip Two: Rise Before Your Family
The quiet house is so energizing to me. My brain is the freshest in the morning and when I rise before my family, I can often times get many things off my list before anyone needs my attention. Just starting the day with my family knowing I have already removed a few things from my to-do list is such a productive feeling that it gives me a charge for the day that is almost addicting.
Recharging Tip Three: Pray and Sing
When I feel myself getting overwhelmed by the demands of the day, I find it easiest for me to just pray. It doesn't have to be long or even on your own. My children have been witness to me stopping in the middle of a conversation that was taxing to my patience and call out, ‘Help me, Lord!'. It is always a good sign to them that they are pushing me to a place where God will need to intervene.
Music is also my go to when life is getting the best of me. I turn on the music of my choice and just sing along. It amazes me how quickly I feel recharged and ready for the next thing.
Recharging Tip Four: Exercise
I know! Like keeping the house going, cooking, tending to children and keeping up with them should be all the exercise we really need, but it isn't. There is something about exercising for 15 – 30 minutes for the purpose of getting your heart rate elevated that brings something amazing to your body, mind and soul.
I started a 100 days of fitness challenge in mid-March and it has made such a difference in my overall health that I have committed to a #changedin365. You can follow my progress on Instagram or even join me! All I'm doing is committing to a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise daily for a full year. I love how my family has been joining me and encouraging me to join them in their favorite activities and I'm loving it!
Recharging Tip Five: Indulge In What Makes Your Feel Good
Yes! I said it and mean it wholeheartedly.
Women, we deserve to enjoy life and enjoy the good things that God has provided for us. Indulging in a long talk with a friend, sleeping in on a weekend, eating a chocolate bar, going on a date with your husband, watching a TV series or reading a book.
We were created to have life and have it more abundantly.
If you are struggling in getting recharged, make a commitment to start enjoying life and indulging in what makes you laugh, live and love. That is what we were created to do with our lives. Not to go overboard in our indulgences, because then we will lose the joy they bring, but to savor, enjoy and embrace the good things around us, as often as we can fit them in our lives.
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