Here’s a fill in the blank for my favorite homeschooling moms.
When I posted this article about why moms don’t manage time well, a reader wrote to me. She wanted to know if I had any suggestions for things she could so that would eliminate boredom.
Here’s my idea: fill in the blank in the title.
What makes you happy? What is it that you do that makes you happy?
There are only two criteria here:
- It has to be something you do, not someone else; and
- It has to make you come alive.
It must make you excited, like a child on Christmas morning.
You should have a visceral and noticeable reaction when you think of that thing that you would like to do.
For me, that one thing is learning. It doesn’t matter what it is that I’m learning, I feel the need for ideas swimming in my head at all times. If I don’t have that, I get bored.
For others, it might be reading or crafting or sewing. Or blogging.
Maybe for others, it’s organizing. Entertaining. Keeping a home running smoothly can also be a passion.
I have spent enough time on Pinterest to see that people are interested in different things, even ones that are not common.
You don’t have to worry about others, or even if what makes you happy is “productive.” Just find a way to indulge yourself in it every single day.
You might be amazed how at some point these discrete, various interests can come together. As an example, my love of learning and words comes together in my blogging and also helps me in our actual homeschooling.
If you’re great at organizing, you might find that it will help you organize your space and time better with your children.
If nothing else, it will help rid you of boredom, perhaps give you a side profession and improve your daily quality of life.