Balancing Back to School

Balancing Back to School

It’s close to that time of year to sharpen pencils, plan your lunches, and take on new challenges! Returning to work after the summer can create stress with switching from holiday mode to work mode. Well, you can take comfort in learning some tips to help you cope and succeed while keeping yourself well.

If you feel that stress creeping up just thinking about the start of school, fear not – stress doesn’t have to be a bad thing! Stress is actually our body’s way of physically preparing us to meet and overcome challenges, and to reach out to others for support. To learn more about this view and science of stress, check out this video. While you’re at it, check out more stress tips and resources and sign up for our upcoming Managing Stress course.

Here are 4 quick tips to help reduce stress as you return to work this fall:
  1. Set boundaries and learn to say “no.” Setting boundaries will help prevent you from taking on too much while making time for you and what’s important to you.  Even though setting boundaries is very beneficial, it can also be quite difficult.  If you would like to learn how to set boundaries in your life, sign up for our Setting Boundaries for Healthy Relationships course.

  2. Get organized. Knowing exactly what you have to do and by when will help keep you on pace and ensure you complete everything you need to.  Using a calendar or planner and keeping a schedule helps you to efficiently plan everything you need to do and to fit in all the stuff you want to do. Knowing where everything is and having all of your things put away in an organized fashion will help you find what you need quickly and help you to be more productive.  Check out these 8 tips to help you get organized at work.

  3. Connect with others. Relationships are so important to our mental health and well-being.  Make time for those you care about and who are important in your life.  Build connections with those in your workplace.  If you are a leader in your workplace, make time for team-building amongst staff in order to create a healthier workplace.  For tips and ideas on how to do so, click here.

  4. Take time to care for yourself. You can’t pour into someone else’s cup if yours is empty.  Prioritize self-care to keep yourself well and healthy.  To learn more about what self-care is and how to care for yourself in all areas of life, click here.  You may also want to check out some self-compassion guided practices and exercises.

Back to school is a time of change and return to routine but that doesn’t have to be stressful. We’ve got tips, resources, and more courses to help you out and we are here to support you. If you would like to chat with one of our Wellness Specialists, reach out with our online chat feature here or contact us at 1-877-602-1660 or info@careforallineducation.com. If you’d like to learn more about Care For All In Education, sign up for one of our information sessions.

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