Being Intentional with Your Time in Back to School Season

As the days are growing shorter and vacations are wrapping up for the season, it’s hard to not feel nostalgic about the spontaneity that comes with the summer season. While you might be gearing back up for school, or maybe just heading into a more structured season, it’s important to be mindful of your time to prevent burnout. If there is one thing I have learned, it’s that you can’t show up for others if you aren’t showing up for yourself first. 

Now it might sound a little ridiculous, but hear me out-- we live in a time where we put everything on our calendars: meetings, doctor appointments, car appointments, etc. 

But can you say that you schedule time for yourself? 

I am not talking about a hair appointment, or going to a sporting event, although those are great too, but I am talking about a specified time on your calendar that you get to choose whatever you want to do-- read a book, go on a run, binge on a TV show. 

No matter what stage of life you are in, it’s so easy to get wrapped up in the day and not take a moment to breathe and enjoy your surroundings.  

Let’s keep this simple, a goal for you this week is to schedule half an hour to an hour of time twice into your schedule to do something you want to do. 

This will allow you to still feel like you have some of the freedoms that summer allows while sticking to a schedule and not feeling overwhelmed that you can’t do it all.

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