Finding Time to Get Back to School

Finding time to make transitions in a planful way isn’t always possible.  But some transitions are predictable.  If you take the time to plan for them, you’ll be all the better for it.

School HouseBack to school.A great example of this is the back to school transition.  Nicole Humphrey has written an article titled Quick Tips to Have a Smooth Back to School Transition that is posted on

Start Early

She advises starting to prepare early.  That means buying needed supplies, attending school events, and starting to let go of some of the things that we really love about the summertime before we absolutely have to.  For example, she suggests:

“About a week or two before school resumes, start going to bed a bit earlier and waking up closer to the time you would need to get up. If you get your body into the gradual habit by starting a little early, it won’t be such a shock on that first day of school.”

It’s probably a little late to initiate this plan for getting back to school, but it offers an example of a great way to ease into any new routine.  As with all transitions, it requires starting something new, and letting go of something else.

Discipline and PlanfulnessNegotiating transitions requires discipline and planfulness.  Your planfulness enables you to recognize and honor both the losses and the gains.  Your discipline helps you to let go and do what you need to do to move ahead.

Here’s to a great transition into this new school year!

I’d love to hear how it goes for you.

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