Be fresh this school year
It’s here the dreaded month of September, don’t you just wish you could make summer last forever?! When we think about getting ready for back to school, we immediately think of our outward appearance. We forget that making just a few minor environmental changes can be just as vital to our well being as a good healthy diet and exercise program. Make the most of the season, by being ready with your mind, body and soul.
Press the “Off” Button
It is extremely tempting to be available and connected all day, all the time, but it can get extremely overwhelming. Too much of this availability makes it impossible to for you and your mind to relax. Start putting away your phone, getting off of Facebook, and turning off your computer! Try instead to focus on what you’re doing and whom you are with. Do something quiet like read a book, or write your thoughts and feelings of your day in a journal. This will easily relax you, especially if you are in complete solitude from your technology.
Empty Your Wardrobe
We don’t realize how our wardrobe not only clutters our room, but also clutters our mind. With too much to choose from everyday, we experience the stress of deciding what to wear! By going through a messy closet and overflowing drawers, you can undue all of this stress by cleaning out the unworn pieces. Every season, you should clean out items you haven’t worn into these three categories:
Trash- Irreparable or badly stained items
Donation- Items that don’t fit, that you don’t wear.
Storage- Items that you are 100% psyched about wearing next season
Cut Back On Your “Yes”-ing
Sometimes, by saying “yes” we over-commit our time to others instead of taking time for ourselves. Try protecting your physical and mental health by saying “no” a little more often. The next time someone asks for your time, whether it is for help or to hang out, say yes only if you truly have the time, or if you are completely thrilled. Doing this is vital to keeping our schedule not overly committed, with room to breathe, and time to take care of ourselves.