With school starting back, summer is officially winding down, and while for many of us that means schedules become fuller and hectic, it can also leave us asking, “what do I do now?” The last few months we have been focused on vacations, trips, our kids being out of school and spending time out and about in the sun. And although our work schedule has more than likely gone unchanged, it is important that we get back to our normal way of life and plan how to attack daily goals.
Recommit to Exercise Routine
It may not be the easiest thing to do with having the kids back in school and extra circulars needing your time and energy, but after a summer with maybe less discipline, it is important to get back on track and recommit to your fitness goals. Finding a plan and workout that fits your exact schedule will help give you the confidence to succeed and achieve the goals you set forth. Summer may have been a fun break from the grind, but now it is time to get focused!
Create and Use a Calendar
A calendar or calendar-type app on your smart phone is a great step in post summer planning. Finding a place that is visible to the entire family can help everyone know exactly what is going on during a certain day. There is also value in using one through your smart phone because they can often be linked with alerts, reminders, and alarms. Setting alerts can help hold us accountable to stay true to our time blocking and not let the day get away from us.
Get Good Sleep
Once school starts back, we typically give our kids a new bedtime versus when they were going to bed during the summer. Well, they should not be the only ones. Give yourself a bedtime and try to stay true to what you set for yourself. Getting a good night’s sleep is very important in how your body works. Getting solid rest can be all the difference in feeling refreshed and motivated to tackle the day or dragging and being drowsy. Let’s be honest; we probably did not hold ourselves to the best sleeping habits during the summer months either.