How to handle overwhelm in your homeschool? First, consider where you are at in your own happiness.
Then consider where you are at in your own place of peacefully existing with other people.
We usually project onto other people what we most want. And the working out of that can propel us to greater contentment for our entire family.
So how to address overwhelm in our homeschools?
Here are 19 Tips for handling overwhelm:
- We must instill and maintain boundaries.
- We need to take activities off the list.
- We have to learn how to exist together.
- We need time alone.
- We need our own thing: an ‘all about homeschool mama’ thing.
- We need to create communal quiet time.
- We need to focus on family harmony & happiness.
- We need to maintain a morning routine.
- We need to recognize overwhelm.
- We need to sit with our feelings regularly.
- We need to accept our feelings despite their uncomfortableness.
- We need to recognize the underlying needs of those feelings.
- We need to recognize that our children’s struggles are not our struggles.
- We need to practice mindfulness.
- We need to create a routine, not a schedule.
- We need to alter our expectations.
- We need to alter our perspective: our homes are not schools.
- We need to enact self-care strategies regularly.
But you know what else we need to do?
Accept that overwhelm is part of the human experience.
Human beings feel overwhelmed at times.
Especially moms, because we’re trying to do all the things and trying to nurture the kids too. Even more so, especially homeschool moms, because we’re trying to do all the things plus more things that most homeschool moms would dare take on.
If you’ve tried every one of the above nineteen tips and you’re still overwhelmed, then I’ve got a tip for you: talk to someone.
You don’t have to carry these challenges alone.
But you want to figure this out for you and your kids.
It’s time to ask someone to help you.
Sometimes the homeschool mom life can breed codependence & enmeshment: our children’s struggles are always their struggles, not ultimately our struggles.Teresa Wiedrick
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Call to Adventure by Kevin MacLeod