Summer is coming to a close and the feel in the air is of back to routine and a sense of normalcy to our schedules.
As we head back to school, work schedules and a more structured day, now is the time to take stock and see what’s working and what isn’t.
The urge to just “Fall” back into the same old routines is tempting and easy but not always the best course of action. Take some time to really look at how your days, weeks and months are structured. Do some days and timetable make you pull your hair out, hanging on for the reprieve of a weekend? Do you dread certain days or times when you know the stress and workload will wear you down? Take a closer look at the good times to really see what it is you value in those times.
Sometimes a few adjustments, some forethought, planning and re-structuring is all that’s needed to make a hectic schedule run more smoothly and reduce stress for yourself and those around you.
As we head back to it all, don’t just settle for routine, you are in control of how it all plays out – make it the way you want it!
“Time is a finite resource and we all place infinite demands on it. I view time as an opportunity, as a chance to make choices about how I spend that resource – because it is our choice. And that’s something people often forget.