I’m a little burnt out, typical homeschool mom go go go stuff, which is why I want to send a little reminder about how important self care is. I’m currently going down with a cold and not happy about it, but then who wants to feel sick, ever. Homeschool moms tend to have a lot on their plate, taking care of their children, taking responsibility for their children’s education, but where does time for mom fit in there?
Self Care Tips for Homeschool Moms
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Homeschool moms, all moms, need to remember to take care of themselves no matter how hard it is. Mental health is just as important as physical health. You are a role model. Your kids look up to you every single day. What you say and do carries significant weight.
Relax Hot Bath and Early Night
Nothing feels as amazing as a hot bubble bath after a long day. Get your husband to put the kids to bed tonight so you can relax and soak in the tub tonight. A cup of tea, a glass of wine, something you don’t have to share… I recently saw a fellow Momma share a photo of herself enjoying some ice cream in the tub. All about self-care and relaxing.
When you get out of the tub, crawl into bed for an early night. Don’t scroll through Facebook or Instagram. Close your eyes and sleep. Tomorrow morning you’ll feel so much better.
Early Morning Quiet Time
Rise earlier than your kids, even just 30 minutes earlier, drink your coffee in peace, or exercise. Maybe pick up a book that you have had on the shelf for forever and haven’t gotten around to reading yet.
Exercising in the morning completely changes my mood. I might still be drinking my coffee as I’ll never see it again, but I could do with less. Exercise really can give you a boost in the morning, plus it can help you sleep better at night too.
Get Out of the House
You don’t have to stay home for a little self-care. Go get your hair or nails done. Go out for coffee with some friends or join a book club.
Take the dog for a walk alone without your kids, where you can set the pace you’re walking.
Getting out of the house with your kids too can help your mental health. Cabin fever is a real thing over, I swear this house gets smaller each day I stay in it.
Cancel School Today
Instead of sitting down to book work or your schoolwork of choice, maybe go on a fun field trip, or a trip to the library. Get out of the house for some fresh air and relax and simply enjoy your children.
Doing something different means you don’t have to teach.