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Giving Yourself Grace in Transition Times

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Giving yourself a little grace while making your way through a transition time | Frugal Family Home

I don’t know about you but we are often in a transition time. Whether it’s moving from one season to the next. Or starting or stopping homeschooling, there is always something we are transitioning from or to. Often transition times can be difficult.

I am usually really quite good about keeping up with the housework, menu planning and keeping us on track with our homeschooling. But over the summer, I let so many things go, to concentrate on the garden and having fun for the summer.

Now, that I’m needing to get back into a regular schedule, it has proven to be a more difficult task than in the past. I don’t know if it’s a struggle for you during a time of change but for me right now, it is.

When I’m going through a harder time, the inner me wants to just push through it and get what needs to be done, done. Which often leads me to more stress than I like to have. Making me short with my family. Which I never want to be.

But this time, I’m trying to approach this hard time for me in a new way. By giving myself some grace. I’m letting myself ease back into a regular schedule. I’m hoping by doing what I can each day, by doing the most important things first, I can ease my way back into a normal school time schedule. With grace and wisdom instead of grit and determination to just get it all done. 🙂

Transition times can be hard, giving yourself grace to make your way through is needed | Frugal Family Home

Here’s a few things I’m doing to help me with our transition time

Let Things Go

I know as we are getting back into the swing of schooling, it will take more time than usual. Some things are going to have to drop away off my schedule for a while. And that’s ok.

Keeping The Must Do’s Simple

There are things that just have to be done. But they don’t have to be done perfect. We can have more simple meals for this month. I can do more quick cleaning than in depth cleaning. I can throw all the clothes in the washer together once a day to keep up with the laundry.

Take Time to Relax

So often it’s easy just to push through a day or a week and just become exhausted. So, each day I’m going to take some time to read, relax or just take a nap.

Get Up Early

Getting up early may sound a little counter productive, but I have found it to be really helpful to me. Getting up before my kids do when the house is quite, is so nice. I have time to think and just be. Try it, you may be pleasantly surprised like me, how much you really like to get up early.

 

Now it’s your turn.

What’s your advice for someone going through a transition time and finding it hard? I would love to have you share your thoughts and wisdom. Just leave them in the comments below.

 

3 thoughts on “Giving Yourself Grace in Transition Times”

  1. I’m going through a big transition right now: shifting continents, even hemispheres, not being a student anymore, but an unemployee. (yaih!)
    One tip for keeping the must do’s simple (as you so rightfully mentioned) is the three-things-to-do-list. Three things. Not more. And I am able to do them and have no dissapointment in the evening.
    And what I realised also helps is to journal the whole phase, or blog about it, or somehow express it. I am able to foolow-up myself with it and, looking back, making sure to learn my lessons along this stony way.

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