In case you haven’t heard- Fall is here! It is that time of year to get out and about, have some fun, and get yourself refocused on the important things in your life. In order to do that, you may need to get your schedule in place. Fall can mean a lot of fun, functions, and parties- but it can also bring added stress if you don’t know how to balance it all. Here’s how to get yourself on track just in time to enjoy that new weather.
What is most important to you right now? Is it family time? Work? School? Sometimes our priorities are selected for us. If that’s the case, don’t let it bring you down. Instead, make a list of the things that are the most important to accomplish and the things that are most important to you. You can make them work together and this will help you focus on one task at a time. Look at your to-do list right now. What’s the one thing you see the most on it? If it isn’t in line with your wants, then you need to get it there. For example, if your house work is the main focus, and your family comes second, figure out a way to flip-flop those. The happier you are with your schedule and list, the more likely you will be to stick to it.
Get The Family Involved
It is said time and again, but you have to have support to make a schedule run smoothly. Meal planning, housework, even errands all need to be discussed with your spouse and your kids. This will get you all on the same page and working toward the same goals.
Make A Central Calendar
In order to keep everyone on track; you all need to have the same calendar and access to it. It is a simple, but effective, tool to help keep you all on task.
Take Care of Yourself
You cannot possibly accomplish all you need to in one day if you are sick, tired, or just plain grumpy. Take care of yourself and schedule time in which you do so. Relaxation, massages, time to read a book or enjoy a cup of coffee without running around- all of these are important because they contribute to a healthier and happier you and you are definitely a priority.
Plan Your Events Wisely
Sure, you want to go to all the football games and the parties, you want to bake the cupcakes and do DIY Halloween costumes- but you sometimes can’t do it all. This is where priorities and schedules help. You need to pick no more than three events in a week to attend or participate in so that you don’t become overwhelmed with Fall.
What are some things you do to keep active during the Fall season? Does anyone else sleep really good when the season changes?