No more second guessing your homeschooling decisions. I’m telling you now, give it up for good! It will be the best thing you could ever do for yourself and your family.
Dorothy Breininger, in researching her book, Time Efficiency Makeover, found that people spend anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours a day rehashing their choices.
Her example is “do I really want to go to the party on Saturday?” Imagine, 15 minutes to 2 hours a day, every day, of rehashing and second guessing.
How much time do you spend second guessing yourself?
As homeschooling parents, here are some of the ways we second-guess ourselves:
Is there a better curriculum for history that I don’t know about yet?
Is this homeschooling thing really working? or Would my children be better off in school?
Should I start main lesson with songs and verses even though my children don’t enjoy them?
Would my child be better off in grade one than grade two?
I could go on and on!
I’m sure you have questions of your own that you could add as well.
Questions themselves are good things, but dwelling on them or even worse, coming back and questioning ourselves and our decisions after we’ve made them can be detrimental.
My personal advice based on over 20+ years of parenting and homeschooling?
- Ask the questions.
- Discuss with whomever you think would be helpful.
- Let them rest until you feel clear on the answer.
- Take action.
- Give things time.
- Revisit the question if necessary, but don’t give up too soon.
And vow to GIVE UP CONSTANTLY SECOND GUESSING YOURSELF AND YOUR DECISIONS.
The trick that I’ve found that helps the most is to explore with a sense of curiosity rather than judgement.
All of life is about wondering, choosing something to try, and adjusting as we go. Everyone from baseball players to CEOs to teachers to farmers to doctors do this. So why can’t we?
I leave you with this quote:
“Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.”
No more second guessing your homeschooling decisions!
And if you find you need some personal support to give up constantly second guessing yourself, consider scheduling a Mentor Session with me. I’d love to help.