In between the dishes and laundry
The tantrums and fights
The referee and taxi driver role
…there is a woman who wants just a little more.
And I do not mean more money, more clothes, or more time.
By more, I am talking about growing as a mother.
As a stay at home mom, I must make time for myself.
I am a student at heart, and I love to learn as much as I can!
I realized that I needed to invest in me a little more.
Maybe it has been awhile since you have taken time for yourself to learn.
I am here to help.
The system I am about to lay out has helped me to carve out that time to have a chance to learn in my daily life as a stay at home mom.
RECOGNIZE THE POWER IN FIFTEEN MINUTES
Fifteen minutes does not seem like a lot of time, but it adds up quickly.
For example, I aim to work through a blogging course and a personal course each for 15 minutes a day.
That adds up to 30 minutes a day.
If I follow through on that goal five days a week, 30 minutes a day, I will be spending 150 minutes a week pouring into myself (which ends up pouring into my family!)
In a year, it adds up to 7,800 minutes or 130 hours a year!
See, those 15 minutes do add up!
DECIDING ON WHAT TO LEARN
Learning new things does not have to be complicated.
In fact, reading a book will teach you new things.
There are lots of YouTube videos to find what you need.
But I have found that online courses are the most time-efficient.
They are usually laid out in an organized fashion with printables, and I find I learn a lot through these courses.
I LOVE learning how I can be more efficient.
I adore systems, routines, and making things simple.
These are some courses that I have done recently, and I have learned so much.
For a sample of one of the most important lessons I learned from Crystal Paine, click here: 4 Questions You Must Ask Before Saying Yes
For a sample of what I learned in Module 1, click here: The One Key Thing I Was Missing in My Home
And my FREE course The Well-Behaved Toddler Challenge!
Since the courses above mine require me to purchase them, I want to be sure that I finish the courses to get my money’s worth!
I have found the best way to do this is to keep a notebook!
I have a spiral notebook, and I take a page to write down the title of the course.
Under the title, I write the next step for me to finish with that course. I continue through it until it is done!
This notebook is also an excellent way to write down notes or action steps to take.
The Make Over Your Evenings course should take 14 days, but it took me a month. Having the notebook kept me on track to finish it and implement the tips and ideas.
It is also ideal to have an idea of when you will spend your 15 minutes on the course. Having time set aside keeps me accountable.
I may have gone a little overboard in this category, but I love to learn.
And I knew absolutely nothing about blogging, so I have tried to get my hands on everything!
I use the same system above to record my progress in these courses. It may take me a year to finish a full course.
I give myself a lot of grace in the time frame and stay encouraged by all the fun things I am learning!
I am currently enrolled and working through these courses.
I pray that you were inspired to spend some time on yourself and learn! Stay at home moms can keep learning!
So what will you start learning? Grab a notebook, a cup of coffee, and get started spending some time investing in you.
I would love to hear your progress!!
For more inspiration, check out what my fellow homeschool moms are doing to keep themselves learning. Click here to see more posts from iHSNET.