Burnout is something that every human experiences. We get bored, run down, and/or overwhelmed by our current situation. It can be pretty hard to get out of one of these slumps, especially when you have to care for a whole household while doing it. It is imperative to have a burnout prevention plan to lessen the frequency of burnout in your family. It is also wise to have a plan for when burnout has arrived. Here are a few things that have really helped me prevent or heal burnout:
While you are creating your homeschool schedule, be sure to calculate in some "snow days!" Many public schools calculate in an extra week or more of school, because they know that there may be some days when school is cancelled due to a snow storm. The same thing happens with homeschool. The storms are different- maybe a sick family, exasperated parents, or a cool event they want to attend instead. Just remember that life will always have ups and downs. Do your best to nurture yourself so that you can nurture your family. This will help you prevent burnout.
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