Or a lack thereof.
Am I the only homeschooling mom out there who feels like it is a constant battle to reign myself in, hunker down and get the work done?
I regularly feel overwhelmed. And heaven forbid there is something else going on that day, like oh, picking up Daddy from the airport when he has been gone all week. Well, I want the house to look nice, and I have to pack for my own trip tomorrow, so the odds are not good that we will get much school done today. Sigh.
I do NOT have this thing down, that is for sure.
This is a theme for me. I start things very gung-ho and my follow through SUCKS.
So I am being called to have more discipline. The question is simply: what will my response be?
I am testing the mettle of my discipline in 3 main areas of my life right now….
1. In schooling. Can I be more disciplined to having them crack their books every scheduled day? To coming up with a routine and sticking to it?
2. In waking up earlier. Seems if I start my day before they do, I am prone to have more discipline. If I pray and shower, etc. then I am more likely to succeed in these areas throughout the day.
3. In exercise. My gung-ho personality loves to exercise – but my lack of discipline lets the day get away from me more often than not and before I know it I have gone a week or two without feelin’ the burn. Discipline in this area affects a lot of my life, not the least of which being my marriage – I am so much more likely to receive his love if I am feeling the positive effects of working out.
Discipline. Where do you struggle? Do you have a plan for success?