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Productive homeschooling is always about the right management of school hours. Sometimes, there’s simply not enough hours in the day with the number of things you have to get done daily. What’s more, a homeschool mom has lots of other responsibilities. They have to keep clean the apartment and create an appropriate environment for studying, cook food and teach all the needed things.
Of course, it may seem almost impossible to combine homeschooling and your business tasks at work, sometimes. So how to complete thousands of things and also find some time for yourself? Simply, some super moms love and take care of their children, but they will never go crazy if they could not cope with all daily assignments. Let’s check other secrets. Here are some homeschooling advice for moms.
Secret #1: Time Management Is the Key to Success
You can slightly shift work schedule, so you can finish work earlier in the evening. By setting a tight timeframe, you will be able to change your babysitter and do homeschooling. If your day is scheduled by the minute, it is better to create a calendar for the week in which you can separate time for work meetings and personal tasks. Thanks to new technologies, you can use the homeschool tools and apps to upload digital calendars that will remind you to complete your to-do lists by priority and deadline.
If you are new to the homeschool time management and routine, don’t overdo things when planning. It is not worth promising yourself to cope with all tasks the exact day or hour. Start small. You don’t have to be an expert in mindfulness to think about all plans for a day.
Secret #2: Spend Productively Your Day
Of course, it could be difficult to live on the calendar. You may have less time for homework, social life and, unfortunately, for your personal life. And that may motivate us to start looking for ways to spend every minute productively. For example, if you live downtown, you can spend hours on the road every day. If you listen to audiobooks while on the road, you can save some time.
Also, do not underestimate the capabilities of modern technology. Everyone has various opportunities and needs, however, you can get a robot vacuum cleaner or kitchen appliances for automated cooking to save even more time. The main thing is to use to the maximum what technology and devices can handle, so there is more time to do more important things.
Secret #3: Feel Free to Ask For Help
Make an agreement with your husband, relatives, friends and ask them to help you with homeschooling when needed. Homeschooling moms have to complete lots of different tasks. You can do a list of the most essential assignments each day and share them with people who can help to complete them. What’s more, you can use extra help and connect with agencies that provide the cheapest essay writing service. If you really need support to make all the daily tasks, you can also search for the “help for mom” services.
When making a to-do list, it is necessary to take 10-15 minutes to plan the day in any convenient way. Highlight the priorities, and at the end of the day, cross off completed work to praise yourself. It is also important to review what you didn’t manage to do but if it is no longer relevant, delete it immediately and forget.
Secret #4: Realistic Homeschooling Plans
All the principles of time management listed above are powerless if your expectations set too high. If the list of tasks includes so many assignments that the whole team will not be able to cope with them, and you are going to do everything yourself, depriving form the rest, it is a path to being in stress and get a depression that will sooner or later lead to burnout. There are still 24 hours in the day, therefore, it is advisable to plan realistic tasks in the morning so as not to be angry with yourself for not having enough time.
But this does not mean that the expectations should be lowered. When raising children, many women bean startups, made a business, mastered new skills, etc. Time management for mothers does not interfere with all this, on the contrary, it makes it possible, since competent time management frees up resources and allows you to dream more.
If you managed to convince yourself that the system of morning worries is a real benefit, but it doesn’t work out very well, do not be shy, take life hacks, ask for help from people who have long been accustomed to the routine. Ask for tips, experiment with apps and homeschooling routines. Do not give up on your dreams, sport and business ideas as no one controls you, you can try new approaches and have enough time for homeschooling and personal things. The key to homeschool success is consistency. To make the new routine a routine, methodically and daily carry out the cycle of tasks you have chosen for a good and productive day.
About Susan Wallace
Susan Wallace is a great mom of two homeschool kids, and she is also an editor and the author of the blog for the busy moms. Susan writes content for homeschool moms magazines and thinks that even the most busy and stressed moms may advance their skills and become calm, coping with all daily tasks. If you start thinking positively, all tasks could be solved more productively and faster.