In your home and homeschool
Do you feel low on energy often? Since the time change, we have been adjusting an earlier morning wake up alarm. Being busy from the time we get up to the time we fall into bed is also a contributor.
So as we are nearing the end of the month, we are feeling like we are dragging through the day. We are going through the motions, but we are tired.
What are some strategies that you can use to help you feel more energetic?
If you are getting 8 hours of sleep at night, then you need to consider other factors in why your energy is low.
If you are dehydrated, you will not feel energetic. Drink your water daily. Figure out how much water you need daily and drink it. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks do not count to your daily intake of water.
While it seems to be the opposite of what you want to do, daily movement will give you more energy. Make sure you have purposeful movement for 15 minutes a day every day.
Have regular blood work to check your vitamin D and iron levels. In the winter, your vitamin D levels can drop from lack of sunlight.
Use your routines to keep you from doing too many things in a day! You might be overdoing it on a regular basis. Keep things a simple as you can. This is why I tell you to declutter a little at a time.
Raising children is a lot of work. Please take the time to rest properly and take care of yourself.
Your Zone Mission for today is to declutter anything that you do not need in the Living Room.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and veggies.
Have a great day!
One of my children was easily distracted as a young student. Something that worked well for him when he needed to focus on a subject was to wear noise-cancelling headphones. This took the various noises around the house out of the equation for him. If he wore the headphones and had his back to most of the room, he was able to focus and do his worksheets in faster time than without the headphones.
You can take that field trip you have not been able to fit in. You can break out the craft supplies that you keep meaning to get out. You can read that book that you wanted to read.
- Work as a team to plan the weekly menu
- Keep it simple
- Teach children how to make a grocery list and help with grocery shopping
- Teach them about budgeting
- Teach them to cook (Then you can rotate who the head chef is each day.)
- Academic Goals
- Spiritual Goals
- Life Skills
- Social and/or Community/Church Service
- Life Goals
- Monday – Wash Sheets and Make Bed; Clean Under Bed
- Tuesday – Closet (Rotate floor, hanging clothes, shelfs, etc. each week)
- Wednesday – Floor (Under Furniture, too.)
- Thursday – Desk/Flat Surfaces – Declutter & Dust
- Friday – Detail Clean Bathroom or Declutter Chair or Anything Stacked in the Room
Even though I do this monthly, I will usually have a bag full of things to donate when we switch seasons out.