It’s that time again—back to school! Even though some are not enthusiastic about the return to academics, it’s one of my favorite, bittersweet times of the year because I continuously see my daughter growing and flourishing. It makes me sad to see my daughter leaving for college next year but it gives me joy to see her finding her passions and interests. At the same time, we all know how difficult it is to adjust to the change in schedule because we wake up earlier, work harder, and try to provide the best experience for all of our children. But I’m here to share with you my tips and tricks to make the transition of back to school easier!
- Make an agenda of all your school/social/workout events: I cannot stress this enough because an agenda has truly saved my life. Having an agenda has improved my state of mind because it has kept me organized and on top of things!
- Plan before you shop: Back to school can be a stressful time because school supplies and clothes are expensive but I recommend you take inventory of all the items you have before so you can truly assess each child’s clothing/school supply needs. There is no need to buy products you already have.
- Create a study space for your kids: I believe having a study space for your kids are one of the most important factors that may determine their academic success because creating a space solely for studying will improve their focus and understanding. I recommend adding some plants because it creates a more serene, calm working environment.
- Change your sleeping schedule: Make an effort to sleep earlier two weeks before school. It’s important to go to sleep earlier for school because having an erratic sleeping schedule can impede concentration and limit focus. It’s important to get your 8-9 hours of sleep so that you are able to be the best person possible!
- Take a deep breath: I advise you do something fun with your family before school starts. This time can be stressful but at the end of the day you should spend time with your kids to because it’s the last month of summer.
I hope these tips help you navigate the craziness of back to school! Good luck!