Homeschool mom wellness isn’t something we talk about or even think about as often as we should. As moms, we’re focused on everyone else’s wellness and sometimes that means we find ourselves pouring from an empty cup, overwhelmed and burnt out. Self-care is a small choice that can make a big difference for busy moms.
Self-care isn’t just bubble baths and trips to the salon, it can be simple and incredibly restorative. Sometimes self-care is about setting boundaries, journaling, or getting extra sleep. What does self-care mean to you?
Choosing self-care isn’t always easy, but it is important. I’ve put together a homeschool mom self-care journal filled with prompts to encourage you to choose wellness with physical, mental, and emotional self-care tips. Keep reading to discover all the ways you can choose wellness and experience the restorative nature of self-care, even as a busy homeschool mom.
Homeschool Mom Wellness
What does homeschool mom wellness mean? The phrase “self-care” is overused but it’s a big deal. It’s important to make time for our own wellness and self-care. Homeschooling is a beautiful journey, but it’s also demanding.
When you find yourself juggling lots of plates, prioritizing self-care and mom wellness might take a backseat. However, it’s important not to forget to make time for your own needs too. Acknowledging the importance of your wellness is crucial for maintaining a healthy balance and a happy homeschooling experience for everyone.
Self-care can feel like a luxury we just don’t have time to indulge in. However, it’s a necessity that keeps us resilient and healthy. Establishing a dedicated time for yourself can help.
Homeschool mom wellness might mean setting aside time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation like reading a book or taking a walk. Creating a consistent routine of self-care makes it easier to find those much-needed moments of reprieve.
Incorporating restorative practices like regular exercise is an important way to care for your own body too. I have found that working out is an important part of practicing homeschool mom wellness for me. Exercising daily has helped me to listen to my body and recognize when I need rest. Ultimately, the key to homeschool mom wellness can be found in remembering that self-care is important and embracing little ways you can practice caring for your own physical and mental health each day.
How To Prioritize Your Self-Care As A Homeschool Mom
So how can we prioritize self-care as busy homeschool moms? Does it mean attempting to read pages of our favorite books as we referee what our children are doing (or not doing) in the next room? Does self-care mean doom scrolling social media as we drown out the noise in the living room?
Prioritizing caring for ourselves at a time when we are busy, overwhelmed, or feeling isolated is incredibly challenging. If you’re just beginning your journey towards making self-care a priority, I’ve put together a new self-care journal that can help.
Here’s what’s included in the Guide to Self-Care:
- Self-Care Basics Printable Poster
- 50 Self-Care Ideas for Homeschool Moms
- 30 Journaling Prompts for Mom Wellness
- Physical Self-Care Tips
- Mental Self-Care Tips
- Emotional Self-Care Tips
- Spiritual Self-Care Tips
- Self-Care Affirmations for Moms
- Self-Care Boundaries for Homeschool Moms
- What Fills Your Cup? Activity
- Monthly Habit Trackers
- Monthly Reading Summaries
- Month-by-Month Gratitude Journal
- Self-Care Tracker for each month
Recently, self-care has become a big buzzword. Everyone is talking about how important it is, but what is it? Self-care isn’t just facials and manicures, it’s anything that you do deliberately to care for your own mental, physical, and emotional health.
Self-care can mean anything from prioritizing sleep, exercising, and eating healthy foods, to spending time with loved ones. Self-care matters because it’s how we cope with stress and keep our bodies healthy. After all, busy homeschool moms don’t have time to be sick.
When we fail to take care of ourselves, we feel run down and easily become overwhelmed by the demands of life. Then, we face physical and mental health problems. That’s why self-care is the opposite of selfishness. It is essential to your well-being. When you care for yourself, you’re better able to care for others.
Although facials and pedicures can be part of a self-care routine, they aren’t the only ways to care for your wellness. Self-care is about taking care of your whole body, including your mind and spirit. We’ve all heard the quote about not pouring from an empty cup. When we care for ourselves, we’re refilling the cup so we can take better care of our families too.
A Self-Care Resource Designed For You
The goal of this self-care journal is to help you explore all aspects of self-care and find what works best for you. By journaling about your self-care journey, you will discover the areas that might need improvement and make lasting changes to improve your overall health and well-being.
This Realistic Guide to Self-Care is a resource designed just for you. It’s all about helping moms feel less overwhelmed and encouraging homeschool mom wellness through sustainable self-care.
Self-care looks different for each of us. I’d love to read more about the choices you’re making for homeschool mom wellness in the comments. Please, share your self-care journey for all of us to read.