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Summer is coming to an end and the school year is starting back up. And there are so many changes that come with this transition including homework, sports, and other activities. It can be a lot. 
 
So, whether your kids will be back at a traditional school, or you are gearing up for a new homeschool year, it is so important to prioritize your self care.

Where do You Fit into the New School Year Routine?

 

As moms we are on call 24/7, which makes it even more important that we take care of ourselves.
 
Here are a few ideas for ways you can incorporate self care into your life during the school year.

1. Schedule your Self Care into your Day

Much like an appointment. You would put it in your calendar and you would make a point to show up and be on time. In the same way it is important to show up for yourself. 

Literally Schedule in time in your calendar for self care. Even if it is just 10-20-or 30 minutes. Take time for yourself everyday.

2. Show Up Early

If your kids are in traditional school and you have to wait in a carpool lane or something similar to pick them up at the end of the day, you can show up a little earlier than normal, so that you can take an extra 10-20 minutes just breathing and meditating, or bring a book and enjoy reading it in the quiet of your car before you pick up the kids. Taking this time for yourself before your kids get in the car is a great way to fill your tank, before engaging with your kids, so that you can be more fully present with them and hold space for them as they share their day with you.

3. Incorporate Quiet Time

If you are a homeschooling mom, you may like to incorporate in quiet time into your day, so that you have a little bit of time to yourself. You may want to coordinate this with nap time, so that when your babies lay down to nap your older kids can do something quietly on their own like read, draw, or build with Legos.

4. Have a Morning Self Care Routine

And Last but not least, as the school year begins, and you start to plan out your schedule and new routines, be sure to schedule yourself in there. Something that I highly suggest is taking time for yourself in the quiet of the early morning. Just waking up 30minutes or so before the kids so that you can start your day off with some self care. This might mean going to bed a little earlier. If this just isn’t possible for you, you might consider having a little self care time in the evening before bed, or both!

You are Worth It!

I want you to know that you are absolutely worthy of self care. And that when you regularly take the time to care of yourself, you will be able to be a more calm, patient, and fun mom!
If you are looking for some ideas for self care for your morning or evening check out this free guide. I will leave the link for you, so that you can grab your copy!
I hope that you and your family have an amazing school year!

 

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