Summer is coming to a close, and school is back in session. With students heading back to school, whether online or in person, many parents may be experiencing a lot of stress surrounding the unknown.
The summer months are full of letting loose, and we tend to slip away from our routine. The kids are out of school, so there is no need for structure around a rigid schedule. Summer freedom is great, but, like most good things, it comes to an end. Getting back into the swing of things can be tricky and stressful, especially during these trying times and new ways of learning. Here are some tips for coping with back-to-school stress and how you can kick those poor summer habits to the curb this fall:
Organize and be consistent
Organization and planning can go a long way. If you commit to doing the same thing every week, it will become a habit and a lot easier to stick with. Try taking advantage of your Sundays to meal prep for the week, lay out outfits for the kids, and plan for your busy work week.
Eat a balanced diet
Eating a well-balanced and nutritional breakfast is a great way to start the day. It’s so easy to skip breakfast with a hectic morning routine, but having eggs or oatmeal will give you the energy you need to get your morning started on the right note.
A balanced meal is essential for every part of the day. If you find yourself short on time, check out these 5 healthy lunch tips for when you’re in a hurry.
Create a workout schedule
Creating a workout routine will help you stay consistent and meet your weight-loss goals. Start by planning which days/times of the week you want to work out and what type of exercise you want to do that day. This will give you a structured schedule that will be easy to follow rather than planning last-minute workouts, which can lead to excuses.
Focus on yourself
When you’re busy and overwhelmed, it’s easy to berate yourself. However, it is important to take a step back and put your mental and physical health first and understand that you are trying your best. Try establishing a morning self-care routine, such as meditation, exercise and reflection every morning. This will help you get ahead of the stress and keep yourself grounded.
Keep your immune system healthy
You may feel stressed or have anxiety if you are sending your kids back to in-person classes during a pandemic. There are several ways you can keep you and your kids’ immunity under control, including:
- Exercise regularly
- Get adequate sleep
- Eat healthy
- Taking immune-boosting supplements, such as Vitamin D and fish oil
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