Super Simple Self Care Routine
Homeschool Mom’s Coffee Break…
The homeschool mom self care routine is essential!
Without a coffee break, we don’t have the chance to take that deep breath and simply be.
For me, it’s actual coffee.
Oftentimes though, I add in a little scripture reading or journalling. It’s totally amazing, you guys!
With all that said, not all coffee breaks or simple care routines look the same. While my go to is almost always coffee – tea, coloring, or even power nap can all be considered essential self care ideas.
Whatever your homeschool mom coffee break looks like, it’s so incredibly important that it gives you a chance to hit the refresh button. Allowing yourself the motivation to properly tackle the rest of your day.
Curious how to create a self care routine for yourself? Keep reading to find out what my coffee breaks consist of and learn how to create your very own!
Too overwhelmed with stress to create your own coffee break today? Check out 10 Ways to De-Stress After a Long Day to get tips on unwinding after a hard stressful day.
3 Simple Things to add to Your
Coffee Break – Self Care Routine…
First, I just want to say that I am not an early riser! So I don’t have those peaceful quiet moments in the morning to do my scripture reading. You know, the ones that happen before the kids wake up?
However, for those of you that are morning people, hooray for you! I hope you’re using that quiet time to your advantage. I tend to rise around the same time as my kids and take things super slow.
My boys and I start our day with scripture on the couch. There also tends to be an amazing cup of warm coffee paired with a delicious breakfast item involved.
The boys switch gears to morning chores and I read scripture with my daughter during this time. Once they are all finished getting fed spiritually – it’s my turn.
My kids get a small 15 minute break while I sip on my remaining Power Coffee and study His word. Quiet activities are encouraged, back yard play is even better (weather permitting of course).
This type of self care routine is a must in my book!
This has to be my favorite coffee break of all.
I’m the type of person that thrives on organization, schedules, and lists. However, life as a homeschool mom tends to bring the opposite.
Sometimes my days are filled with unexpected messes or schedule changes, which screams terrifying chaos to my organized life. I try to fit in journaling whenever I can.
I would love to say I have a set time for it daily, but that isn’t always the case. One day I might utilize my daughter’s afternoon quiet time to journal, other times I do it in the quiet of night when my children are sleeping.
Then, there are the extra stressful days – you know the ones. Nothing has gone right, everything is off track, one mess after the other. In those days I have a choice. Skip it. Or let the kids watch a little TV so that I can have a moment to myself.
It’s not ideal, but it’s my occasional reality. Life can be messy and journaling is one of my favorite escapes from that.
Creating Your Own Coffee Break
Your coffee break might look totally different than mine. However, simple self care routines and coffee breaks and are vital to the homeschool Mom!
I encourage you to take a few moments today and really think. What do you want your coffee breaks to consist of? What things do you enjoy most?
As moms, we are constantly being pulled in one direction or the other. Filling needs, handing out snacks, and always, always being called on. In order for us to take the best possible care of our children and help meet their needs, we must take care of ourselves as well.
I hope you get the chance to sit back and enjoy a little coffee break today!