Over the last few weeks we have focused on different things that can steal the peace from our homeschools. I wanted to save the one I consider one of the most important ones for last. As a mom I poured myself into my kids. I wanted to give them the world at all costs. Most times the cost was my energy and myself. I was so worried about molding them for the future and making sure they had a new legacy I forgot about me. As a mom, especially a homeschool mom, one of the most important things is making time for you.
- Devotional Time – I am not at peace and I am not the same mom if I don’t get some time with my bible each day. I need to hear that there is a big God who loves me unconditionally and will give me the grace I need for the day. Taking some time with God each day can truly change the entire feel of your day.
- Girls night out – Is it time to go dancing or to a movie with a friend? A mom that has some time away is able to recharge and come back ready to face a new day of lessons with peace.
- Girls night in – What about a Lady’s Craft Night with friends? I love these. I have gone to many with friends. In fact, some of the great crafts you see on the blog were made laughing with friends. Sometimes going out somewhere isn’t necessary to recharge. The presence of friends is more important and will recharge you.
- Serve Others – Do you love to serve others? I can’t think of a better way to recharge than plugging into someone’s life and bringing peace and hope into their life. There is something so refreshing about being able to take the small things you are good at and use them for someone who is weak.
- A good book – I really do believe a lot can be achieved by getting alone with a good book. I love a great dystopian society book to escape for a bit and recharge. One of the best things I can do for my household sometimes is to lose myself in a good book for a short time.
- Date Night – You married your spouse for a reason. Do you make time to fall in love with him again? A date night is a great way to remind you that you are also a wife. Investing in the relationship that came first can help to remind you of who you are apart from your kids. It’s healthy for kids to know that their parents adore eachother and make time for one another.