Get Back in the Groove
School breaks are a wonderful time for kids to rest and relax and be with family. But getting back to school after any time away can be an adjustment for kids, teens and adults. To help make the transition as easy as possible, our experts have tips to help you and your family get back to your routines.
Establish Your Sleep Schedule
During any break, the whole family may have gotten used to staying up and sleeping in later than normal. It may take a couple days to adjust but now is the time to re-establish your sleep schedule. A pre-bedtime routine like putting away electronics and reading before bed can help improve sleep quality.
Start the Mornings Right
Mornings can get chaotic and too often children, teens, and adults skip breakfast on their way out the door. Research shows that eating a healthy breakfast can improve your performance throughout the day. Set yourself and your family up for success with a well-balanced meal to keep you fueled and focused!
Learn to Manage the Stress
Getting back to school comes with new schedules and routines. This can come with added stress as you adjust. Learn your stress triggers and what makes you feel overwhelmed. Take a few minutes before they go back to check out ways you and your family can manage stress and try new relaxation and mindfulness strategies.
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.