The Best New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Homeschool Moms
New Year’s resolutions…whether you love them or hate them, they do serve a purpose. They can inspire you to live your life more purposefully, motivate you to make necessary changes, and encourage you to be accountable for your actions. Instead of just vowing to lose another ten pounds this year, here are four resolution ideas that will be worth far more than weight loss in 2017.
Make Time for Yourself
Homeschool moms are fantastic multitaskers. We can plan dinner, fold laundry, and help the kids with schoolwork without missing a beat. And while this is definitely one of our superpowers, life doesn’t always have to be so fast paced. Dedicate some time during your day for some much-needed Mom time. Make a cup of tea, indulge in some reading, and just relax. You deserve it.
Learn Something New
One of the best things about homeschooling is being able to learn alongside your child. This year, in addition to brushing up on your algebra and grammar skills, why not learn something new yourself, too? Photography, Spanish, art history, whatever sparks your interest. Not only will this give you some time for yourself, but it’s good for your kids to see you pursuing your own interests and passions.
Make Time to Read and Study the Word of God
“…Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)
We all know that God’s Word should take priority over everything else in our lives, but the reality is that we sometimes push our time with God behind the trials and tribulations of the everyday. This new year, commit yourself to reading and studying God’s Word. Create a set time and place to study your Bible, alone or with your family, and stick to it.
Learn to Let Go
Purpose to spend less time worrying and feeling guilty, and more time delegating so you can enjoy this brief period with your kids at home. For starters, instead of creating every single lesson plan yourself, inspire your kids to take charge of their education. Dual Credit at Home allows students to work at their own pace and study independently, while earning high school and college credit. You can be as involved as you want, and you can earn some well-deserved time for yourself.
This year, celebrate 2017 by committing to support your family by caring for yourself. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving.