Sometimes its good to take a break. We had our school science fair yesterday. It was quite the undertaking and today I am physically and emotionally exhausted. I tried to get started today, I really did. Eventually, I decided that we have worked extremely hard and it's ok to take a rest. I read from two different and completely unrelated sources that Elijah rested. Twice today from two different sources I heard the same message of rest. I wish I would have picked up on that right away to save myself from unnecessary guilt. Once I made the decision to rest, I felt great and was happy with my deciosion. I was told by a fellow homeschooler that yesterday was exhausting and I needed to take the day off.
It is important that we listen to our bodies and our souls. There are times for rest. There is a time to be still and be refreshed. I am so happy to be sitting in my favorite spot with a pot of tea warming and reflecting on all of our hard work. I like to use these times to see what was a success and should be improved upon. I also find it gratifying to make new plans and set goals during these times of rest. It is a way to be productive during rest. It is exciting and gets me ready for the next season of doing.
My kids still did some math and reading today but that is something they can do on their own. That part of homeschooling is such a blessing to me. I love having portions of our routine that are almost completely run on autopilot. Once we finished doing those few bits of school we cleaned the house, did the mountainous pile of dishes, my dw will be fixed tomorrow, hallelujah! I didn't realize it had been a month and a half. You don't realize how much time a dw saves you!
After all of the work was complete we decided to run and get a frosty. Perfect end to an active rest day.
I hope you are all having a wonderful week. Thank you for stopping by.
Grace & peace,