How To Make a Smooth Transition Back to School

No matter your age, it is tough to get back into your back-to-school routine after enjoying a relaxing summer. This goes for students, elementary and college alike, and for parents. If you are beginning to feel the weight of the school year on your shoulders, you are not alone. Keep reading for a few quick […]

Thrive invites voices from many spheres to share their perspectives on our Community platform. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by Community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Thrive or its employees. More information on our Community guidelines is available here.
back to school

No matter your age, it is tough to get back into your back-to-school routine after enjoying a relaxing summer. This goes for students, elementary and college alike, and for parents. If you are beginning to feel the weight of the school year on your shoulders, you are not alone. Keep reading for a few quick tips and tricks that can help smooth your transition into fall.

Get Enough Sleep

Summertime brings much more flexibility for later nights, vacations and a few naps here and there, while the school year brings about many more obligations. For this reason, you have to make sure you are getting enough shut-eye every night. Adequate rest directly correlates with your mood and energy. The school year typically means busier days that require more patience, so going to bed at a decent time can help to put you in place to be your best self. To get used to an earlier bedtime, you can start to train your sleep schedule towards the end of summer. This way, you won’t struggle during the first few weeks back to school. Adopting a sleep routine is a great way to take care of your body and get in the groove for the school year.

Eat Healthy Meals

There is nothing better than enjoying a sweet treat during the warmer months, and there is absolutely no shame in enjoying yourself during summer vacation. However, once August comes back around, make an effort to cook healthy meals and drink plenty of water. It may take more time to get in the kitchen and whip up a few meals a week, but you may be surprised how much money you can save by cooking at home versus eating out. If you are worried about having the time to prepare your meals throughout the week, pick one day a week to get your ducks in a row.

Take Care of Your Body

Taking care of your body is more than just eating nourishing foods and resting. Read some Apostrophe skincare reviews and use these recommendations to figure out a skincare routine that will work well for you. Looking after your skin is an easy way to feel confident about yourself, and when you are self-assured, things are much more likely to go your way in all aspects of your life. Feeling your best is not all about what is on the outside. Caring for your body from the outside in will give you the quickest results, whatever they may be. If you have any aches and pains, do your research and talk to medical professionals about ways you can be feeling your best.

Get Plenty of Exercise

Most people view working out as a way to balance extra dessert or get a six-pack. However, taking a few moments to get in a walk or head to the gym can help blow off some steam and keep you level-headed, especially as your schedule gets hectic during the school year. Exercise is an excellent addition to a well-balanced lifestyle and offers a break from the hurdles life can throw at you. A workout may seem tough in the moment, but you will be glad you did it once it’s done. Getting into shape isn’t easy, and it most definitely does not happen overnight. Give yourself time to get where you want to go. Fitting into jeans you haven’t been able to squeeze into in a few years will be a fabulous perk of this persistence.

It is always tough for everyone to get back into a schooltime routine. Whether you are a teacher, student or parent, it is essential to acknowledge this change early and set yourself up to be successful once fall comes around. Putting the switch off may make the beginning of the new school year much harder. The tips above, plus a positive mindset, is the best way to get started in the right direction.

 

You might also like...

DeeDee Mehren
Community//

10 Things I Did to Finally Kick My Insomnia and Sleep Again

by DeeDee Mehren
mimagephotography / Shutterstock
Wisdom//

8 Ways to Give Your Mind a Deep Cleaning

by Crystal Raypole
Cavan Images/ Getty Images
Sleep//

How Your Teen’s Daytime Habits Can Set the Stage for Better Sleep

by Lisa L. Lewis, MS
We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.