How to Deal with Homeschool Burnout

If you have been homeschooling for any amount of time then you know exactly what I’m referring to. It’s that point you reach when you JUST. CAN. NOT. You don’t want to look at any books, or workbooks, or papers, or science projects, or art supplies. What you really want to do is just turn on some Fixer Upper and binge, while eating a big bowl of Froot Loops. Kids? What kids?

If you haven’t reached that point in your homeschool yet, hang on. It’s coming.

So how do you deal with those times?

You wanna know what I do? I give in. I tell the kids we’re off today and I turn on the Fixer Upper and get my Froot Loops and my magazines and take the day off.

It’s perfectly okay to take a day off, or a week off, when you need to. As of this posting I’m looking forward to next week, as it’s our Spring Break. But today was rough. I could not find the motivation to do anything. Except wash some towels because we are down to the old, holey ones we had from before we got married, 19 years ago.

So the kids stayed in their pajamas (which, let’s be honest, is not that much different from the daily) and I chilled out for a while.

And now I found some motivation to write this post to let you know……. it’s okay. Take the break. Go play outside. Turn on a movie. Give the kids Pop Tarts for breakfast (and lunch!). Everybody needs a refresher and it’s good for your soul. And your kids. Trust me.

Enjoy your Froot Loops.