Do your kids (or you) hit that mid-morning slump when they just can’t think clearly? Let them take a 20 minute break and go for a brisk walk, a run or a bike ride; that will usually get some good oxygen to their brain and get them thinking again!
Sometimes when I get busy doing the mundane, but needful things that require so much attention, I will feel the void of not doing something more creative. If I haven’t crocheted in months, I just have to make time to do it; the same with sewing, cooking, decorating or anything else. I really believe we all have this in us. Your creative outlet may not be sewing or cooking, it may be:
or a thousand other areas.
The point is to make time to improve on and use your talents/skills. If you get so wrapped up in the daily grind and neglect to use your gifted areas you’ll become discouraged and frustrated. This also applies to your children. Don’t keep them so busy doing the book work that they can’t explore their creativity that God gave them!!!
Taking a break from the ordinary will help you get back on track. It always seems like when we are gone for a weekend trip or on vacation I come home so energized and full of new ideas. Not only with new projects I want to start, but with new ideas for our schooling. This is one reason we school year round. Our life is so full that we take a lot of breaks from the books to learn real life education, which means we spread our book learning out. It’s a balance that works for us!
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