The energy we put out is the energy we get back. i.e., screaming parent = upset child or engaged parent = stimulated child.
Keeping our vibrational frequency high can be tricky at the best of times, when combining this with home-schooling we are, without question going to dip into our energy reserves quickly.
If we aren’t paying attention to the energy around us and reacting accordingly it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Here are a few tips on how best to protect your energy and your families whilst home-schooling.
- Set an intention — how and what we think is a little mind management. If we tell ourselves that today is “going to be a good day” we are sending out an energy to the universe.
- Believe what you think — when you set your intention for the day you have to believe in the outcome that you’ve laid out. With LoA if there is inconsistency between what you want and how you feel the feeling is a stronger energy/vibration and that will be the message you send out which ultimately what you get back.
- Make time for your morning routine — set yourself up for success. Keep to your morning routine, these actions set you up for the day ahead. It puts you in a mentally good state. You feel organised, and un-rushed. Your routine can be adapted to suit home-schooling timetable.
- Live in the moment — before you embark on home-schooling for the day give yourself enough time beforehand to complete your ‘to does’ i.e., go through emails, put a load of washing on, make urgent calls etc. When you are sat with your child you can give them all of your attention.
- Go with the flow — we all peak and slump at different times, our children are no different. Create a timetable that suits your household needs but keep it fluid; it doesn’t matter if you start late one day or early the next. What’s more important is your state of mind going into a task — use your energy wisely.
- Give one other space — sit with your child and go through what is expected of them at the beginning of each lesson. Work alongside them initially, then allow them to explore on their own. If they need reassurance, additional information then offer it to them. Allow them to feel independent and to recognise when to ask for help.
- It’s okay to take multiple breaks — especially if you find that your energy is depleting, and your patience is wearing thin. This goes for all involved! You will all benefit from a little down time, even for 5 minutes.
- Pay attention to your own vibrational frequency — notice if your tone of voice has changed? Are you getting irritable and inpatient? Are your thoughts trailing off to the washing that needs putting away or a work email that pinged 5 minutes ago? If this is the case, then you need to take a break. If your child is in a good space energetically give yourself some time out. If your child is struggling. Have a 5-minute break then play a quick game of snap before carrying on with your task. Remember, if you give yourself time before you start lessons your mind shouldn’t wander so much.
- When your child is finding something tricky — remove them from where they are working on. Get down to their level or sit beside them and give them a hug, remind them that they are learning. When we are learning it feels difficult, we can’t escape this feeling. When we put what we have learnt into practice we gain an understanding and slowly it becomes easier. It is this feeling that should be celebrated. The transition from difficult to easy is an accomplishment that instantly boosts a child vibrational frequency. It demonstrates perseverance, over-coming a challenge. If a child can learn this when they are young, they are learning a life skill that is far more valuable than any class lesson.
- Inject some fun — Use laughter to bring the energy back in to the house, it’s an instant mood booster for all involved. When people hear laughter, you can’t help but react in kind – this action alone creates dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin to flood your blood stream and give you that extra boost.
- The words you voice and think matter — our words set our tone, how we speak to ourselves is a good indicator as to how we are feeling. Unfortunately, our guide can fall as quickly with our loved ones too. Be mindful; use words that encourage, and you genuinely feel.
- Strive for in-perfection — we are not teacher’s (well most of us aren’t) we are not taught how to teach our children, and it’s highly likely that our educational experience was a long time ago. Teaching styles have likely to have changed in that time period. We are going to make mistakes; there will be times when we have to sneak off and google what a conjunction is or how to do algebra; but that’s okay. It’s unlikely we will get everything right the first time. Over this lockdown we’ll settle into our own style.
- Get some fresh air – If energies are really low and a ‘time out’ isn’t cutting it. Take a family walk. If you are worried about ticking those lessons off, integrate a walking spelling practice or find a bench and let the children read their book. Changing the environment can be uplifting.
- Pick your battles — we’ve all been there, started an argument, and wished we hadn’t but we’ve committed to seeing it through. This can only end in one way. All involved getting upset. Your main purpose in home-schooling.
Our energy is precious; so be kind to it. Our energy is our communication tool to our environment and the environment reacts in kind.
Preserve it and care for your family’s energy in equal measures. When you take care of your energy you are taking care of your well-being.
This is the optimum time for our children to witness how we cope with challenges. They will see us display a rainbow of emotions, ultimately the lesson we want them to gain from these lockdown periods is that we can make the best of any situation that is put in front of us. That we can adapt, laugh and succeed.
If all of the above fails – give yourself an inset day!