After looking at some of the pictures coming through my Instagram feed, I sat thinking for a bit. My thoughts were of how it is so beautiful to see other families taking time to enjoying one another. Then another thought crossed my mind…
I was reminded of how God works.
Over and over we can see through His creation how he has designated breaks to bring renewal and healing.
Look at the seasons. After a long cold winter he brings Spring. Every Spring feels new when we see the flowers and trees bloom (even though we just saw those same types of flowers last spring). We are ready to get outdoors and do all sorts of activities because we’ve been in the house most of the winter. Yeah… Spring is a big thing after winter.
The same goes with sickness… Rest is usually prescribed to the ailing person – because rest can heal and rejuvenate, and when that person gets back on their feet, it is usually with a new perspective, and carefulness.
So what is my point?? I’m trying to say, if you don’t take a spring break… You probably need to start. Stepping away (for a couple of days) from the things that keep us busiest can bring renewal, in more ways than one. Doing school on a regular basis with no planned break can result in burnout. Your mind needs a break, your body needs a break, and your children need one too. It is detrimental for the health of your homeschool.
It doesn’t have to be taken when everyone else takes theirs, but after enduring the cold season, most of us are dying to get out when we hear the birds calling to us through the windows. Take a full week if you can – stay home, go away, sit around and play games, have a picnic at the park, visit museums, take nature walks, sleep late, etc.
And don’t worry about the schoolwork – it will be right there waiting for you when you return.
“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, and no solutions are searched for. Each of us need to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” Maya Angelou
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