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Lets be honest, back to school time can be super stressful. I remember a few years ago the first week of school was so incredibly stressful. Actually, more stressful than finals week! Now, as a “working adult”, I still find back to school time stressful, mainly because of the extra traffic, empty aisles at stores, and busy parking lots. I can only imagine how stressful it will be as Brooke gets older and enters pre-school and elementary. Here are my 3 ways to erase back to school stress:
Number One. Caffeine. Lots of Caffeine. I prefer Starbucks Iced Carmel Macchiatos and occasionally a Diet Coke. The extra boost of energy is needed during back to school time, and, if you are anything like me, it will put you in a way better mood. It is hard to get stressed with a yummy drink in your hand. Plus, it will make all of your errand running a little more fun.
Color Coded To Do List
This is the big one. I love to do lists and colored coded lists help you to be way more efficient. I use Pilot’s FriXion Clicker Erasable Pens when making to do lists, because my lists are constantly growing and changing. By having erasable pens, I can keep my list tidy and accurate.
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Make Time For Fun
Make time to do something you love that is fun. With all of the stress, it is important to also celebrate the new school year. It should be a fun time not stressful. Go on a shopping trip, have a picnic at the park, go for a hike, or go to a water park. Spend your last few days of summer doing fun things, not running errands. Plus, if you run your errands (school supplies, back to school shopping etc) two weeks before school starts instead of one, it will be way less crowded.
How do you ‘erase your stress‘ when the school year begins?
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