Journal questions can aid in your self-exploration, to get curious about what you’re feeling, how you’re taking care of yourself, and what your general thought patterns are during your homeschool days so you can show up on purpose in your homeschool.
Use the Toolbox for Big Emotions workbook to help you address YOUR big emotions in your homeschool.
The Toolbox for Big Emotions Workbook offers journal questions that can…
- aid in your self-exploration,
- help you be confident in what big emotions you’re experiencing,
- how (or whether) you’re taking care of yourself,
- and what your thought patterns are hijacking your homeschool days.
You already have all the tools in your Big Emotions Toolbox: your emotions, your body, and your thoughts. But if Big Emotions challenge you, you might need to assess your tools.
Get out your pen and dig deep into the following questions to assess how you’ve been using your tools.
These journal questions aid in your self-exploration.
So get curious about what you’re feeling, how you’re taking care of yourself, and what your general thought patterns are during your homeschool days.
…So you can show up on purpose in your homeschool.
Somewhere in my third year of homeschooling, I was mouthing the words “help me” as the school bus drove by.
I was highly reactive to my kids’ squabbles, unkindnesses, or perpetually irritated that a child wouldn’t show interest in their studies, by saying, “If you don’t…then you’re getting on that bus Monday morning.”
I knew I didn’t actually want to research the local school’s telephone number, but I definitely didn’t know what else to do. I was done.
- I didn’t have time for myself.
- I didn’t feel good in my body.
- I felt overwhelmed.
- I was bored by yet another repeat of the same curriculum.
- I did everything as perfectly as I could but had this feeling it wasn’t being done good enough.
- I wondered if I was doing right by my kids.
Until I watched a Brene Brown TedX Talk and realized I didn’t even factor ME into my life.
Alongside planning for my homeschool, I needed to plan for myself too.
How can we practically do that?
By paying attention to the tools in your Big Emotions Toolbox: our emotions, our body & our thoughts.
“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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