We can’t believe that August is officially here! Most families will head back to school over the next four weeks. The end of summer and the start of a new year often brings up a lot of emotions. One of the most common: S T R E S S.
There are many ways that you can get ahead of the stressful feelings that a new school year might stir up. We are sharing 5 tips for heading back-to-school stress-free!
- Make a list of the items that you need now
You can’t start too early! Grab those back to school shopping lists and start checking off the items! The quicker you get everything you need, the more you can enjoy what is left of summer. Leave it until the last minute and run the risk of not getting everything you need on time or sold-out items!
- Make a health plan for a busy schedule
The school year is notorious for a packed schedule. Between early mornings getting the kids to school and late nights of soccer practice, germs from classmates, meals on the road and the cooling temperatures, catching a cold is all too common. Equip yourself with the proper tools to stay healthy! There are many great Isotonix® travel products that you can throw in your purse or backpack and DNA Miracles®can help you keep those immune systems strong!
- Get plenty of sleep
You’re probably aware that a lack of sleep makes us more vulnerable to stress. This is true for both children and adults. Your family may have gotten into the habit of going to bed late during summer vacation. It is time to re-establish a routine that will promote restorative sleep. Especially as you look at the first few weeks of going back into a routine for back-to-school, it is crucial to stick to an important sleep routine. Having trouble adjusting? Try our Isotonix Essentials™ Turn Down for a little help relaxing.
- Use techniques that work to reduce stress.
Remember that there are many techniques that you can use if you are feeling anxious or stressed: deep breathing, visualization, meditation, yoga, etc. Discover a way to manage stress that helps both you and your child! Organization and preparation is one very important way to manage these feelings. We also recommend you try this or this to help take the edge off.
- Celebrate the start of the school year. Each school year represents an important and unique step of family life. Why not celebrate it? Organize a dinner at your favorite SHOP Local restaurant in celebration of the next milestone (plus earn Cashback!).
Do you have your own ways of managing stress and a busy back-to-school schedule? Share with us in the comments below!