Taking Care of Yourself

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
Happy Monday to all of you! What’s your perspective today about the week ahead? Some of you have been going through a trial, and you are weary. Some of you have been enjoying a peaceful time and are energized and ready to take on the day.
No matter what is going on around you, I want you to tell yourself that this is going to be a great week! You get to make each moment count, and your attitude will spread to your family.
Here are you missions for the week:
Zone 3 Missions: The Main Bathroom & One Extra Room
Monday – Wash the Shower Door or Shower Curtain.
Tuesday – Declutter in your Home Office or your Desk Area.
Wednesday – Check your Bathroom Supplies.
Thursday – Wash your Bathroom Rugs. Wipe down your washer and dryer.
Friday – Empty all of your trash cans.
Set your timers for 15 minutes and then take a break when it goes off!
Weekly Menu Plan
Monday – Corn Dogs & Tater Tots
Tuesday – Pizza and a Salad
Wednesday – Soup and Sandwiches
Thursday – Lasagna and a Salad
Friday – Take out
Enjoy your week! Keep your routines simple.
At the beginning of this newsletter, I talked about how your attitude spreads to your family. This is such a true concept for all of us. I wanted to elaborate a bit with you on how you are modeling the things you want to see in your children.
Are you taking care of yourself? A great deal of your attitude has to do with how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. You have to take care of yourself in order to take care of your family.
Are you eating healthy, resting, exercising, and drinking water? If you are struggling with any of these, I want you to pick just one of them to work on this week. If you look at my menu plan for the week, it does not look extremely healthy. What you aren’t seeing is that I eat chicken and a salad almost every day of the week. I may have red meat once a week for the blood and muscle building that I get from it.
Are you struggling with mental roadblocks? Our minds play such games with us, and sometimes we have to take some time away from the noise of our lives to quiet our minds and relax. We have that little voice in our heads that berates us for our lack of perceived perfection. You need to quiet that voice and remember that you are doing fantastic one baby step at a time.
How are you emotionally? I remember my years of being a mom to many young children. It was draining emotionally for me. I had to find ways to take care of myself emotionally. You have heard about pouring out to everyone and not restoring yourself.
How are taking care of yourself spiritually? This was not put in order of importance. I wanted to put it last, so it stays with you. Your spiritual nourishment is extremely important. You cannot minister to your family and others at the expense of your spiritual wellness.
You need time in your day for prayer, Scripture, and quiet with the Lord. You need time in the fellowship of other believers. You need to have that time where you are filled and nourished by the Spirit. If you neglect yourself spiritually, you will find that the other areas really struggle.
If you feel like you are drowning in the demands of your life, I want you to take a look at your calendar. Block off time to take care of yourself. You have to put your self-care down as an important thing on your calendar.
Some of you are going to see this as selfish. It is not. Taking care of yourself enables you to take better care of your family.
Email me today and tell me how you are doing in taking care of you. Tell me your plans of what you can do this week to take care of yourself. This is your commitment to you.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wash the sheets.
Your Zone Mission for Monday is to wipe the shower door or wash the shower curtains.
My menu plan for Monday is corn dog and tots.
Have a blessed 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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