Are You Exhausted?
Are you exhausted? Looking for a patch of sunshine and a mud bath? I feel ya!
Whether you are two days or two weeks in, it’s absolutely natural to feel totally wiped. Not only are we all still carrying the invisible stress of COVID vigilance, not only are some of us recovering from hurricanes or literally escaping wild fires, not only are we fighting for Black lives to matter, not only are we worried about our kids and digital media, but all of us are trying to love, nourish, educate, and raise the generation that’s going to deal with the aftermath of all these crises! It’s a lot.
So yeah. You might feel a teensy bit ready to collapse. And that’s okay. It’s in fact part of the marathon training of homeschool.
You’ll get more comfortable with being less “productive” as the year goes on. You’ll:
- skip the boring book,
- deep dive into one subject without guilt,
- understand that learning happens even on chaotic days,
- not have to prepare so much.
Your kids will remind you of what they need, and you’ll learn how you learn together.
So put your feet up on three pillows (truly, get your feet above your heart) and let that stress drain from you. Breathe. Be.
You’re doing important work. Pace yourself. We need you!
Wise Saying: Be like the bison. Sun, sleep, mud masks.
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