Here are some tips from our experts to help you and your family get and stay on track this school year – putting your mental health first is key to living a happier, healthier life.
- Try apps like iHomework or MyHomeWork to help your kids organize assignments. Technology offer lots of options for keeping yourself and your kids organized with to-do lists and later reminds you when to do it!
- Create a dedicated space for your kids to store their school supplies and technology. Keeping things tidy for a less stressful living and working environment.
- Make a schedule. Research shows that you accomplish more when you have a routine. Create weekly a schedule and stick to it.
- Create a family calendarthat tracks everyone’s activities and commitments. This helps everyone stay on the same page, and when we’re all in sync things run smother, helping you get through your day a little easier.
- Meal prep.Having something ready to go removes the daily stressor of what’s for dinner.
Prioritize Your Time
- Evaluate what tasks are most important. What needs to get done today, and what would be nice to get done today?
- Time management –Determine how long it takes to complete tasks, both for you and your kids. This helps time things properly to stay on schedule.
- Budget your time– Errands, studying, working out and to do’s around the house. If you do it – put it on the schedule. This keeps you on track when things get hectic. And don’t forget to put your scheduled in your fav app for daily!
- Don’t over book– be realistic about what you can accomplish. When you budget time correctly, you’re able accomplish most of the things you have to do in a day, this leave you feeling satisfied and happier at the end of the day.
- Create an after-school schedule that allows time for snack, relaxation, play and study.
- Establish “Family Time,” whether it’s during dinner or before bed. Connecting with your loved ones helps easy stress and increase connectivity, contributing to overall happiness.
- Schedule time for stress reducing activities. Be proactive to reduce stress. Take time to read or exercise. Do something you enjoy.
- Remove distractionslike TVs and video game consoles during down time, as well as during your kids homework times. This makes tasks more effective.
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