Here are five tips that will help you deal with your hectic back to school schedule:
Everybody needs one day off a week to not feel under the gun. Get rid of any lists or schedules for this day. Sleep in and have breakfast later in the morning. Do what makes you happy. If you like to go to yard sales; then do it. Spending a few hours at the spa or out in your garden may be your cup of tea. Whatever it is you like to do, do it. Wind down and mellow out this day.
4. Have one designated spot for school items (preferably near your outside door).
Have one spot for school lunches, school notes that need signed, book bags, books to be returned, keys, etc. This works great. This will cut down on back-to-school morning panic. Finding things easily results in a calmer atmosphere for all concerned.
5. Parents need a good night’s rest.
To handle pressures, whether back to school schedules or not, you need to be rested and physically alert. Don’t spend late-night hours on the computer or watching movies, especially during school nights. Reports indicate adults should have no more than nine or ten hours of sleep a night. Too much sleep is just as bad as too little sleep. Set the example for your kids by getting your proper rest. You’ll be healthier for it.
You can’t control all the situations or challenges that will arise during the school year. By incorporating all of the above tips into your routine though, you will reduce your back-to-school stress.
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