5 Ideas to Improve Your Energy & Enthusiasm
Want to feel more energy and enthusiasm? Don’t we all? We have compiled a few ideas that may just do the trick.
1. Practice some type of meditation or prayer each day
For example, you may just sit quietly, breathe deeply, and centre yourself. Spend some quiet time and come up with 10 things that you are grateful for. Or, if you’re anticipating a challenging day, quietly sit and picture in your head what you would ideally like to see happen. Although this may not change the outcome, it provides your brain with a calming moment of reflection.
Try looking online for some other meditation-style ideas. It will help you feel calmer, more positive and more in control. That being said, for some people the opposite is needed. You may be the type of person that feels calmer after a workout. There are so many great workouts you can do from the comfort of your own lounge room. If that sounds like you, make a plan to schedule your own workout time before the rush of the day begins.
2. Make this your celebration month
This month, why not try to celebrate every single small win that you experience in your homeschooling and in your life. Sometimes we focus only on our big goals and we forget to celebrate the little wins. Celebrating the small wins makes you feel happy and motivates you to do even more.
Try to celebrate in a fun way…maybe a special dessert, a fun movie night, or staying up past bedtime. Taking time to celebrate is a great habit and a wonderful investment in your happiness.
3. Want a better brain?
Start your day with a better breakfast. Want more energy and a better brain to keep you going throughout your busy day? Start your day with a breakfast of healthy fats and protein instead of sugary carbs. Swap cereals for eggs and veggies in coconut oil and maybe even throw in a fresh green smoothie. This will keep your energy stable and will help you to be more creative and productive throughout the day.
4. Check-in with yourself.
As a busy parent, becoming overwhelmed is inevitable every once in a while, which is why it is important for you to make time every couple of days to check in with yourself and re-align. How are you feeling about things? Which parts of your homeschooling are you enjoying and where are you feeling frustrated? Are you enjoying your life? If not, make some little changes and get yourself back on track.
5. Check-in with your kids.
Now that you have been homeschooling for a couple of weeks, it’s time for you to have one on one meetings with each of your children so that you can ask them what is working for them and where they would like to make changes. These meetings will help you foster a close relationship with your children and the meetings show that you care about and listen to what they have to say.
This doesn’t mean you have to change your entire schedule. But maybe make some little changes so that your children know they can come to you with their ideas. Remember, the Euka teachers and support staff are here to help if needed.