Not just on homeschooling, but life in general?
How do you deal with burn out??
YES!! LOL Summer burn-out is easier to deal with than winter burn out. In summer, I hit the garden or go for a hike. In the winter, I drink a lot of calming teas and take a day off of everything. We just veg out and watch videos, read books, play board games. Shut off the phone and really not let any outside drama in!
Getting burnt out was part of my personality before I homeschooled. So, I try be consistent with habits that help me avoid getting burnt out or depressed. I make sure I do things like get plenty of rest, eat healthy, make sure I get a fair amount of time with my friends, plan some down time into my week and I keep communication open with my husband (and make sure our love life is healthy too). It takes an effort to make sure you do not fall into the burn out pit!! lol
Quoting usmom3:Definitely, I think variety really is the spice of life & when things get to redundant we get burned out by it.
Quoting Jinx-Troublex3:Camping with the scout troop and doing karate keeps me grounded. Both give me mental breaks from home responsibilities.
about once a year, I just hide out and ignore the world. Two weeks ago, just felt "off". Wasn't sick, just blah! Stayed home for 2 days and did the bare minimum. Played with the kids, walked the dog, no school stuff.Turned off my phone and only responded to voice mails I thought were important.
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