Options Overwhelm

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  • Homeschooling options have exploded over the years, leading to overwhelm.
  • Three steps to escape overwhelm and make confident choices.


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Step 1: Adopt a New Mindset:

Step 2: Establish a Good Routine:

  • Importance of routine for handling must-do tasks (FLYLady episode)
  • Routine is a container for both must-dos and options. (Dana K. White episode)
  • Incorporate loop scheduling to rotate through options on specific days or times.
  • Open time blocks for spontaneous options, especially for unschooling approaches.
  • Routine helps strike a balance between must-dos and desired options.

Step 3: Take a Break from Constantly Evaluating Options:

  • After making choices, step away from evaluating more options.
  • Turn off curriculum emails, social media accounts for a while.
  • The pursuit of slight improvements isn't worth the stress and distraction.


  • Mindset shift, routine establishment, and controlled engagement with options help overcome overwhelm.
  • Prioritize making memories, connection, and meeting core requirements.
  • Don't let option overwhelm steal your joy and confidence in homeschooling.
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