3) Enjoy the margin and rest together.
Space: it isn’t just the final frontier (OK, bad Star Trek joke.)
Space (meaning “margin”) is the critical element found in the rhythm of a well-rested, replenished soul.
And Summer provides extra opportunities for margin. Well…that is, if we let ourselves discover it.
Our natural bent is to keep going on that busy, full pace and to continue filling our days with more and more activities.
But this is key: We must let ourselves replenish instead of replacing.
Can I challenge you to make room–just like you’ll make room for all the summer fun–for margin?
Time just together (even if that time is spent not necessarily being “productive”) is valuable and so, so important.
Margin is an essential key to the soul rest our bodies crave during this long summer break.
It’s much easier to make room for margin when we can make it an part of of school year rhythm too. It suddenly becomes less scary, less hard to say a big fat NO to that one activity (even if it’s a good activity).
What if you could build flexibility and margin into your school rhythm?
That’s something you’ll read about in Plan to Be Flexible as I recount what happened during my first homeschool years (which were very structured and had zero margin) and how I learned how to develop that healthy learning rhythm my family needed.
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