Take care of yourself daily and avoid burnout

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

Dear Friends,
Are you taking care of yourself every day? Moms do a really good job of taking care of everyone around them, and they tend to neglect taking care of themselves. On a scale of 1-10, how do you rate yourself for self-care?

Start your day off by having a few minutes of quiet and get dressed down to the shoes before your children are out of the bed. It is helpful if you go to bed at a decent hour the night before. Taking care of yourself means getting enough rest at night.

Drink water throughout the day. I use the guideline of drinking half of my weight in ounces of water each day. If you weigh 150 pounds, then you would drink 75 ounces of water per day. Keeping yourself hydrated will give you more energy, and it will make your skin look good, too.

Exercise daily to boost your energy. If you do not have exercise in your daily routine, start off with a 7 minute walk out and a 7 minute walk back. Other alternatives are walking laps around the house (inside or out), using a Fitness Tracker, or doing an exercise DVD.

Take time to sit down and relax for a few minutes each day. When is the last time you took a few minutes to do this? You can sit down and read, or you can just sit. If it’s nice outside, sit outside and soak up some vitamin D. Another great way to relax is to soak in the bath. Even coloring for a few minutes will relax you.

Eating healthy foods builds your body. Do you plan and eat healthy foods, or are you grabbing food without thinking about it? Take care of your body and health by eating well. Don’t live on eating leftovers from your children’s meals or by eating protein bars or shakes for meals. With a little planning, you can eat three healthy meals a day.

Taking care of yourself will help you keep from burning out. It’s Friday, and that means Date Night. Take care of your marriage, too. If you have not been out on a date lately, get a babysitter and go. If you can’t do that on short notice, plan a date night at home.

Tell me how you are taking care of yourself. If you have many young children at home and struggle with finding time to take care of yourself, pick one thing from this email and do it today.

This is your blanket permission slip to just say, “No” to any commitments that will stress you out this month.

Today’s Zone Mission is to declutter the declutter in the Dining Room.

Your Home Blessing for today is to empty the trash, sweep, and mop.

My menu plan for Friday is pizza and a salad.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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