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Back to school: essentials to succeed!

Category: Health and Well-being

Category: Lifestyle

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“Back to school” equals routine and, often, stress. When adapting to a new schedule and accruing responsibilities, you may need to let certain things slide and celebrate small victories.

One thing at a time; one goal at a time.

At the start of a new school year, it’s normal that you want everything to run smoothly, but this doesn’t mean that you should neglect yourself. Don’t forget to take some time to consider your own priorities.

THE PERFECT PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD WHILE STAYING POSITIVE.

Step 1: Prioritize.Which goal is THE most important to you? It’s important to focus on one goal at a time, if not, you’ll likely give up quickly. Remember: success consists of small victories; patience, patience, patience!

Step 2: Make a realistic plan.Set quantifiable, verifiable, but above all, achievable goals. Also, consider jotting down your objectives or a few words of encouragement on a piece of paper; it’s proven that this helps to stay motivated!

Step 3: Let go of expectations.At times, you may want to give it all up and go back to your old ways. Don’t feel bad, this is perfectly normal! And, from what we hear, accepting this as normal, can help you get back on track.

4 simple and budget-friendly tips for conquering back-to-school lunchtime prep by @Meaux

1. When you can, pack leftovers.

Packing leftovers from dinners is the easiest way to conquer lunchtime prep. I try to cook dinners my daughters love and are happy to see in their thermoses the next day.

2. Prepare the night before.

If you have leftovers, pack them in containers or thermoses for your kids the night before.

3. Include your kids in the lunch packing process.

I always encourage the girls to help prepare their lunches whenever they can. Sometimes they cut up their veggies and fruits on their own cutting board and kid-friendly knives or place their different snacks in their bento boxes.

4. Find ways to make lunch prep fun.

There are so many fun DIY projects you can do with Oasis juice boxes, but my favourite one that my girls came up with is race cars. 

Complete article and tips right here !

Rule of 3

To truly acquire a new habit, it takes…

3 days to convince yourself to adopt the new habit

3 weeks to create the new habit

3 months to truly make the habit a consistent part of your life

3 years before this positive resolution may be forgotten, if it’s not a priority…

 What to remember: During this time of significant adjustments to the family’s routine, it is key that you know when to let go and when to keep pushing. Never lose sight of what is truly important to you, take decisions based on this and move along one step at a time!

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