We are more than halfway through 2020 already! As we move through September, I think to myself, “Where has 2020 gone?”, then I remember, it has been spent at home in quarantine in the most insane year ever. I never thought I would be living (and raising kids) through a pandemic. But what can we do, except try to make the best with the cards we have been dealt with.
Since school for my kids changed and my husband has been working from home, since March, life has been busier than usual. This school year, we decided as a family to homeschool our kids. We feel like this is what would work best for our family at this time. Although we have had our ups and downs so far this school year, I finally feel like we are in a rhythm and things are flowing nicely.
What I discovered during the pandemic and homeschooling journey so far, is that I need to change my expectations and go more with the flow. I must release some control and stop putting so much pressure on myself.
Perfectly clean house
Cook meals that are only healthy
Perfectly groomed yard
Perfect homeschool schedule
Perfect homeschool curriculum
Perfectly behaved children
Perfect business owner
Be perfectly organized
Grow my business and increase my profit
Be the best leader to my team
Have the perfect body
Work harder on creating a homestead
The list goes on!
Can you relate to this need to have everything just right?
Can you relate to putting a lot of pressure on yourself?
You know, I always say, there is no such thing as perfect, you can just do the best you can. Yet, I find myself trying to have everything perfect.
I have decided that I am no longer going put so much pressure on myself and things around me. I have decided that some things just aren’t worth the additional stress. It is time for me to go with the flow more often than not.
What about you, what realization have you had while living in 2020 with a worldwide pandemic?