SheInside Open Shoulder Tassel Top – only $15! | Steve Madden Jaylen Wedge Sandal | Mia Woven Clutch – 50% off! | Baublebar Pinata Tassel Earrings, Mason Pave Ring | Kendra Scott Elyse Ring, Drusy Pinch Cuff Bracelet | Michael Kors ‘Runway’ Chronograph Watch | Sunglasses
Hi, friends! How is your week going? Mine has been good, but busy! I’ve been in my classroom all week getting things ready because school officially starts on Monday! I get to meet my kiddos this Friday, and I couldn’t be more excited! I love starting the year fresh and can’t wait to get started! To say I’ve been exhausted lately would be an understatement, though! I know I’ve had the past two months off school to “relax,” but it’s always hard getting back into the swing of things after being out of a routine. The biggest thing I need to do is get to bed earlier! This girl can no longer stay up late, get up early, and expect my coffee to keep me moving all day! Early bedtimes starting now!
I thought it would be helpful to share some tips I’ve been using to get myself back into my routine! It’s always hard getting back into a routine after being out of it for so long, but it’s slowly getting better for me each day!
1.Plan your day out ahead of time
This has always been something that has helped me, routine or no routine. I always like to plan ahead. This has especially helped me the past few weeks when I have been trying to get back into my school routine. The night before I always plan out in my head what I have going on the next day. I decide what time I need to get up in the morning, make a mental list (or actual list) of things I need to get done, and map out how I am going to get everything accomplished. This helps me to make sure I don’t forget anything important!
2. Give yourself some extra time
It’s only natural to need a little more time when getting back into the swing of things. For some reason, this year I couldn’t remember how long it normally takes me to get ready in the morning for school or how long it takes me to drive to school. Maybe it’s old age (lol), but I gave myself more than enough time the first few days to make sure I wasn’t late and didn’t forget anything! This also helps ease the stress so you’re not rushing around!
3. Don’t try to do too much
This is one I struggle with. I’m always guilty of trying to do too much or trying to get too much done in one day! When I was getting back into my school routine, I had very high expectations for my first few days. I wanted to get EVERYTHING done. Eventually I realized that I needed to slow it down a bit and ease into it so that my mind and body could get used to the routine again! This meant changing up my gym schedule and extra activities during the week (trivia Tuesday will have to wait until next week). I’ve been adding a little more each day until I finally get back to the routine I need to be in!
I hope these tips help you when you’re trying to get back into a routine or if you’re even starting a new one! Eventually you will get used to your new routine, and it will just feel natural.
What are some things you like to do to help get yourself into a routine?
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!