As you grow up, as September rolls around you start school and it feels like a new beginning. Even after we are done with school, there is something about Fall that feels like a fresh start. How do you start over this year and learn to stress less? Here are some tips:
What is your #1 priority in the coming months? Write down a list for you and one for your family. What do you want to value? Make sure you schedule your days with your top priority or priorities in mind and forget the rest.
Schedule time in nature. Whether you can plan a weekend getaway retreat or simply weekly walks in the park, schedule some time to enjoy the changing of seasons and enjoy the cooler weather. Nature really does ease our worries and help us calm down like nothing else.
Think about this quote: “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should”. Fall approaching can mean adding tons of new things to your plate. Learn to say no to the things that you just can’t add to your routine or simply don’t want to.
Be mindful of your use of technology, especially as the weather cools down and you spend more time indoors. Try a social media or technology detox if you can and re-evaluate your relationship to your devices. Create some clear guidelines for yourself or your kids with the Internet, social media, games, TV and any other devices that we can get addicted to.
Try to make weekends all about rest and relaxation. Sometimes weekends can be overloaded with household duties, sports, errands, and activities. Try to schedule at least a little time for yourself and make sure to rest and do something that relaxes you so you can recharge for the week ahead.
Now is the time to revamp your morning and evening routines. Think about your ideal morning and evening routines, what can make your mornings and days easier and what will help you relax and recharge each day. Incorporate new things into your routine and see how it makes you feel and how it changes your productivity and mood each day.
Declutter! Fall is the perfect time to organize. Take time to go through each room of your house and get rid of what no longer serves you and clean and organize what you keep.
Try meditation. If you’ve been reluctant to try meditation or haven’t loved it in the past, try meditating in the cooler weather or try a guided meditation. It may just help you deal with the changing of routines, schedules and seasons.
Get a planner! Planners can be really helpful in scheduling your days and keeping you on track of your to-do lists. They can also be fun and cute! Get a really nice planner or try bullet journaling to get your creative juices flowing.
How do you stress less when your schedule gets busier? Do you love or hate Fall? Share with us below!