Monday, April 10, 2006
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~ ~Jer 29:11
It's springtime, and along with it seems to come a lot of activities and business. I recently experienced a brief period of overload. It seems as though I was hitting a wall, and needed to step back and evaluate what had gotten me to this point of overload.
Many times as homeschool moms it is very easy to do, do, do with our children. We get involved in activities (because there are so many), and we think they will be great for the children. We want to expose them to this, that and the other. These things are all good. However, we must also remember that sometimes it is equally important just to be.
I have been schooling for 5 yrs, and have been challenged with this issue at some point or other each year. I will settle down for a while, and then..... Well, this year with the extra responsibility of a toddler in tow, I couldn't pull it off and I had come to a stand still of burnout. I had to step back, re-evaluate, and re-plan the way our household functions--to include time for me and a few personal endeavors.
All in all, things are going well and our home has taken a new direction.
Here is an excellent article regarding homeschool burnout
Posted by Andi at 7:59 AM