There’s a tsunami of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to make, homework to do and work events to attend.
So how can you find motivation for the rest of the school year??
1. Plan “me” time
When life gets hectic we often forget about ourselves first. It’s time to put some “me” time back in your routine whether that’s a 10 minute walk after work or a quiet shower.
2. Read books
Allow yourself to get lost in an adventure and let your brain wander to other things.
You don’t need to spend hours at the gym but prioritizing at least 45 minutes can be beneficial. If you can’t get to the gym, take your workout outdoors and add in some body weight exercises in among your running or walking.
4. Plan healthy meals
There’s plethora of crock pot and freezer dinner recipes that take little to no effort on weeknights. This means less running around and more time for other things.
5. Small rewards
Tokens of appreciation for hard work or Friday pizza night traditions will give you fuel to finish the work week.
6. Weekend trips
Plan trips that cost little to no money that last a day or the whole weekend to give the family something to look forward to out of the ordinary routine.
It’s okay to want to do absolutely nothing. In fact, we encourage it. So snuggle up with your cup of coffee and a good book on a Sunday morning. Don’t forget to breathe.