This is our 10th-11th year of homeschooling! I still don’t quite feel like I have my act together. Imagine that. HA! But, there are definitely things I am learning HELP me to stay sane in my daily life as a mom.
I would love to hear from YOU as well! Leave me a comment telling me what re-charges you, what helps you to stay sane in this God-given role we have as moms!
In this video I talk about these 6 ways a little more…I hope you will jump right in and try ONE of these ways TODAY.
6 Ways I Attempt Sanity as a Homeschool Mom
God’s Word & Praying His Word – God’s Word is a lamp to our feet, a light to our path. He tells us in His Word that He restores us. But how can we know His ways and His path and know Him in a personal relationship if we aren’t in His Word regularly?
Food – Food is medicine. Simply put. I have more energy when I am fueling my body with the RIGHT things. The book It Starts with Food was recommended to me by Dr. Edie Wadsworth (the leader of our oily team) and it was VERY eye opening for me! Grab it and see what you think! Make small changes if you feel like it’s too overwhelming to get started.
Exercise – Exercise helps me to feel good. Adding in strength training to my walking/jogging has made a huge difference in how I FEEL. Google the benefits of exercise and strength training and see if you don’t think it would be good for you, too!
Time to Re-Charge – all of us need time to re-charge. Even Jesus went to a mountainside and spent time praying. He said, “come to me all who are weary…” God created us to need rest. It is not a bad thing to not always be on the go. What recharges you? Maybe it’s reading a book, maybe watching an episode on Netflix, maybe it’s going for a walk. Whatever it is, FIND TIME in your daily life to re-charge!
Essential Oils – the biggest benefit I have found to using oils daily and consistently is emotional stability. It is SO worth it to find natural ways to boost our moods. Anti-depressants stole my personality and I am getting it back and feeling much better because of the oils and supplements I use on a daily basis. Get started with essential oils here.
Choosing Gratitude – CHOOSING gratitude is SO important. Gratitude helps take our eyes off our LACK and reminds us of our ABUDANCE. Here is what Max Lucado says about gratitude, “Gratitude gets us through the hard stuff. To reflect on your blessings is to rehearse God’s accomplishments. To rehearse God’s accomplishments is to discover his heart. To discover his heart is to discover not just good gifts but the Good Giver. Gratitude always leaves us looking at God and away from dread. It does to anxiety what the morning sun does to valley mist. It burns it up.”
I would LOVE to hear from you! What keeps you sane? What recharges you as a mom? What ways have you found in your daily life to restore the peace in your own heart?
- Get started with essential oils here
- Read my 31 day series on CULTIVATING GRATITUDE
- Find all my resources for helping you PRAY the Scriptures and here
- My favorite books that I’ve read over the years (scroll down through all the pages of the blog for books from years past as well)