Using home school affirmations is one of the first techniques in my free Courageous Homeschooling e-course because reminding yourself what a great job you are doing is so important.
It's easy to get disheartened when you are homeschooling.
Sometimes the responsibility gets too much!
So it's nice to have something to fight back with.
My free Courageous Homeschooling e-course will teach you all the techniques you need to give you the encouragement to make sure you succeed.
Just have a look at the message Irma sent me on my Facebook page:
Gosh we can all identify with that feeling of being afraid.
And here's more fuel to add to the worry fire:
I feel so lonely and cut off - how am I going to cope?
There's so much to do - I just can't do it all
What if I can't teach my child to read – what will other people think?
This is just a sample of the string of negative thoughts that circle endlessly round...I'm sure you can add your own fears and worries to the list.
As a second generation homeschooling family taught at home myself, I can reassure you that we all have those worries - or ones like them.
And those nagging worries come back and bite us just when we don't want.
So let's give ourselves some much needed homeschool encouragement.
Your first action today is to write down your fears.
The second action is to:
Join our Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group.
Once you apply to join, I can accept you into the group.
Share with us any of the fears that you have written down that you feel comfortable with in the group so we can support each other.
Now, we're not going to try to answer your fears – yet.
But it will help us if we know that each of us is not alone with our worries.
And when you put them on paper they often don't seem so scary!
We are going to spend the rest of this course working on your fears and tapping into that part of you which knows you've got loads of awesome stuff within you and you CAN do it.
This course will prove that homeschooling offers an amazing opportunity to open the door to all the power and love inside.
And the most powerful way you can overcome your fears to reach that person inside is to take action.
The third part of today's Action Plan is to:
Become your own best friend.
The way to start doing that is to start talking to yourself nicely!!!
And one of the best ways to begin doing that is to use home school affirmations.
Affirmations are a marvelous tool to support us through the ups and downs of homeschooling because our subconscious believes the words we use to ourselves.
And I can guarantee you're doing yourself down!
So let's start right now by giving ourselves a jump start along the Courageous Homeschooling course by saying the words which will heal, soothe and bring confidence and power.
To help you, this link will take you to a free list of printable home school affirmations.
Print out the ones that speak to you, cut them out and put them somewhere you can see.
For the moment, I would like to be your special friend.
I would like you to keep thinking to yourself:
"I am special."
"I am wonderful."
"I am doing the best I can."
Because even though I haven't met you I know all those things are true!
In the next lesson I want to talk about FEAR. Because there is an awful lot of fear in life - and even more when you think you might homeschool!
You can get this beautiful Journal to go with the course which gives you:
With attractive, inspiring pages, the Journal is designed as a keepsake to treasure.
It is packed with tips, techniques and your own ideas for making your homeschooling successful.
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