This is going to be a unique back-to-school season. Many kids are going back to school in person for the first time in a year and a half. Others had a mix of in-person and remote instruction, smaller classes with social distancing protocols, or an assortment of other abnormal school experiences over the past year.
With so much of our focus on the unique challenges our kids will face in this year’s transition back to school, it will be easy to put fitness and health on the back burner. Don’t fall into that trap!
Neglecting self-care contributes to stress, exhaustion, and brain fog – exactly what you DON’T need at a time like this.
Surely you want to be at the top of your game physically and mentally as you navigate these next couple of months. You want to be the calm, centered parent your kids can lean on like a rock. It would be great not to feel like a zombie as you rush your kids out the door in the morning, or at your wit’s end as you juggle multiple homework assignments.
However, understanding the value of self-care doesn’t magically make it possible.
When life is chaotic, we have to filter out our self-care routine to what makes the biggest difference in the least amount of time. Ignore the shiny objects. Start with this list.
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