Feeling Overwhelmed

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

Someone wrote me this week about feeling overwhelmed. One of the reasons I write daily is to help those of you who may feel overwhelmed to feel better that you can handle things one step at a time.

On the days that you feel overwhelmed, do your routines one thing at a time. Don’t do extra stuff. Don’t make it complicated. When you make it complicated, that is when you start feeling overwhelmed.

Take a look at the things you are responsible for on a daily basis. Are there things you can delegate? If not, just take it one thing at a time. Keep your To Do list as short as possible.

You can have a notebook or your Control Journal to list things that you need to do. Each morning, pick one thing to accomplish that morning. Do it after your Morning Routine. If possible, do it after you have your homeschool time with your children.

Don’t procrastinate. Procrastination is just your perfectionism rearing it’s ugly head. Doing something on your To Do list will help you feel less overwhelmed. So pick something you have been putting off and do it during your Afternoon Routine today.

After dinner, pick one more thing on your list to do. Keep these short and sweet. If it is going to take more than 15 minutes, break it down into smaller steps. You can accomplish a lot of things by breaking them into small steps.

Be kind to yourself and just keeping moving forward a little at a time.

Your Zone Mission today is to go sofa diving.

Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe your windows and mirrors.

My menu plan for Wednesday is a beef roast and vegetables.

Have a great day!
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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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