Sometimes trying to run the house, homeschool, do the errands, cook the dinner and keep the kids safe is extremely overwhelming. We all know that having a quick, solid plan is the roadmap to success. Even the best homeschool moms who plan out every detail know that there is no quick fix. Why?
That is the key word. Why?
Because homeschool moms can have the best quick plans for house and homeschool but without the actual physical implementation nothing will happen.
I found this out the other night when I finally made Saturday breakfast on Friday night. It had to be made because the kids had very early basketball games.
Before that epiphany I would think on Saturday mornings that I needed to have a better plan. We needed to move quick to arrive on time.
Saturday morning went so much better. We woke up 15 min. earlier, ate, got dressed, picked up the house and made it on time. No easy feat.
I needed to implement A plan.
If we don’t get up and do it, then it will not get done…that is a fact.
Managing and Implementing A Homeschool/Home Plan:
- Write a list. If you have read other blog posts on my blog you will see that I always say that first. A list puts everything in perspective.
- Realize that the next day needs to be prepared to make it go quickly and smoothly for homeschool. Correct all of the lessons. Mark the pages or write down the daily work in a notebook, lay out all of the supplies or books necessary to start the day’s work.
- Get up early. Nothing gets accomplished when we sleep and let our children sleep until 8:00 am. (I am very guilty of this).
- Do a quick morning routine and start school promptly. NO matter what…just start. Do that for 21 days because that is how long it takes to implement a habit.
- Stay on track as much as possible. Mark items of school off the list to see accomplishment.
- Fix lunch, take a rest and do a quick cleanup before 4:00 pm.
If we take a few minutes in the morning and in the evening to plan, implement, and take action our homes will look better, we feel more caught up, and homeschooling doesn’t suffer. We can actually start the next day today.
Do you do a daily morning routine? If so, what is it?