Helloooo all my lovely readers!
I know I’ve been flooding your inbox with all of these showcase pieces but I hope that you’re enjoying them, and don’t worry, I don’t plan on doing this all year. By the end of next week all of the submissions will have been showcased, and then we can get onto the fun bit of voting for who your favourite in each category was!
Right, so enough of housekeeping details. Today’s post is from Heidi, blogger from Smuckerlife and while it isn’t the end of summer yet, this is still a really important topic to think about so I hope you enjoy her post!
Getting Back Into a School Routine After Summer Break
We all know that summer break usually means staying up late, sleeping in, putting certain things off, watching more tv than usual, and many other things that put us out of our normal routine. Then, at the end of the summer, we have to get back into our school routine. And sometimes, getting back into a routine can be hard. So I thought I would share some tips to hopefully make this process easier. (This post mostly applies to getting back into a school routine, but I am sure some of these things can be tweaked or used for a different routine as well.)
1. Slowly ease into going to bed earlier. This can be done in 15 minute increments, 30 minute increments, or whatever works for you. Whenever you go to bed during the summer time, I am almost positive you go to bed earlier during the school year. Its important to get your sleep!
2. Pack your bags and lunch the night before. This will save you a lot of time in the morning! Which means you can sleep a little later than if you were to do this in the morning. You also don’t have to worry about rushing to get your stuff together in the morning and then forgetting something.
3. Slowly ease into getting up earlier. Same as with the going to bed earlier, you will probably have to get up earlier than you are used to doing in the summer. Set your alarm earlier by whatever increment works for you. Set your alarm up across the room so that you have to get up to turn it off.
4. Implement any boundaries or habits you want during the school year. Whether this is limiting yourself on a specific device or journaling before you go to bed, go ahead and start doing these things before summer break is over so that it will be more of a habit when school starts.
5. Create a schedule and stick to it. This sort of sums everything up, but its still crucial. Decide on a schedule that works for you. Have a morning schedule, an evening schedule, and any other schedules you need. Include waking up, eating breakfast, working out, brushing teeth, showering, doing hair, doing homework, eating dinner, doing a devo, going to bed, and any other things that need to be in your schedule. After creating your schedule, you’ll have stick to it. This will take time to make a habit, so at first you will have to be intentional with what you do. But after a while, it will become second nature to do everything in your schedule.
I hope you found these 5 tips helpful and that you have a great rest of your summer!
I don’t know about you but I’m definitely going to be using some of these tips once I get back to my uni accommodation so I can get mentally prepped for the next academic year. It’s really going to be intense with everything I’ve got lined up, so I’ll need them! Thanks for reading everyone and see you soon!
Lots of Love
Blondey on a Mission xxx