Fatigue and stress. Two unwelcome words that can wreak havoc on our day. Many times they can go hand-in-hand because excess stress can affect how we sleep. Sometimes they are completely independent. Regardless, homeschooling through stress and fatigue can be a big hindrance.
Over the past couple of days I’ve been sharing tips for homeschooling through challenges such as homeschooling when your child is ill or injured or homeschooling when ill or injured yourself. Just like illness and injury can be a challenge, fatigue and stress can be as well!
Homeschooling through Stress
Stress can affect our children as well as us. Sometimes it’s the homeschooling itself that can cause stress! Curriculum not a good fit? Things not going as planned? (Link) Get homeschool back on track to reduce stress for both yourself and your children. When things are running smoothly, everyone can relax!
Sometimes we can’t easily change the situations in our lives that cause stress like financial troubles, family situations, physical ailments, etc., but we can change how we react to them and make a conscious choice to shut it off during our homeschool.
We start each day with a prayer, and that’s a great time to pray over those stresses and then hand them over to God. Clear your mind and go into your homeschool day with God’s peace.
Homeschooling through Fatigue
Like stress, fatigue can affect your whole day. Fatigue can bring you down almost as much as an illness, which is why I would recommend many of the same tips I shared in homeschooling when ill or injured or even homeschooling with a chronic condition. In fact, fatigue goes along with my chronic condition! Here is a quick run-down of the tips I shared.
- Know your resources and use them wisely.
- Assign independent work.
- Homeschool from a relaxing place.
- Get help.
- Set a schedule that could reduce fatigue for both yourself and your children.
If your schedule allows – take a day off! Sometimes one day off is all you need to feel refreshed and rested!
5 Days of Tips for Homeschool Parents
Do you need some encouragement today? Are you having different challenges? Good news! There are a variety of members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew that are participating in the 5 Days of Tips for Homeschool Parents Blog Hop. You definitely don’t want to miss it! Here are just a few of the participating bloggers:
Dawn @ Double O Farms
Dawn @ Guiding Light Homeschool
Debbie @ Debbie’s Homeschool Corner
Desiree @ Our Homeschool Notebook
Diana @ Busy Homeschool Days
Diana @ Homeschool Review
Elyse @ Oiralinde: Eternal Song
Erin @ For Him and My Family
Jen @ Chestnut Grove Academy
To check out all the participating bloggers be sure to visit the 5 Days of Tips for Homeschool Parents on the Schoolhouse Review Crew Blog! This is a series you don’t want to miss!
LizZ H. says
I can only imagine how stressful homeschooling can be in and of itself. Let alone day to day life stresses on top of it.
Kimberly Flickinger says
I can imagine that your days are very long and tiring homeschooling. My Godmother home schooled her children and my mother wishes she had done so with my brother and I.