Classes have already started in many places and around Houston. Football season is around the corner. Knowing its time to get back to routines is part of the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall. Our routines may have faltered during the hot Summer, but these tried and true routines make a difference in easing our stress. Back to school means back to routines for moms, dads and everyone!
It’s easy to get to bed later and later during the Summer. It stays light late and it is hard to wind down. Get started getting ready for bed earlier so you can get a great night’s rest. Most of us truly need 8 hours of sleep a night to do our best.
There seems to be much more on our plate during this time of year. Make it easy with making lists. It takes a lot to keep remembering all that we need to do. Your list can be digital or paper. Write stuff down and then prioritize for the day.
Organize and take stock
Stuff may get a little chaotic during the Summer. All of a sudden your closet, your supplies and your pantry are disorganized. Take a little time during August to get them back to their regular order. If you have clothes you have not worn all Summer, it’s time to donate them. Gather your office supplies together. Do you have a good routine for putting back your supplies? Simplify your access to items if you have trouble. Straighten items and review what is in your pantry. Create a checklist on paper or with an app to make shopping easier. Just giving each of these areas a little attention will make each day easier.
Summer fun is often spontaneous, but Fall has lots and lots of activities coming up. Get back to the routine of entering dates in your planner as soon as you know them. Enter all dates from the school calendar, sports calendars, church calendars and any other activities onto your planner so these are all consolidated. Having all the dates in one spot makes it easy to see and know what is coming up.
Check out my Back to School board on pinterest for other Back to School ideas.