Whether you have kids, grandkids, or just an active member of the community, when the school year kicks off things seem to get a little more chaotic. All the fun summer adventures with flexible start times are pushed aside and you now have harsh deadlines, bells ringing, alarms blaring, and next thing you know you went from breakfast to dinner wondering if you even ate lunch!
One word: routine.
The word “routine” is a little scary, and can sound slightly boring, but it doesn’t have to be! It doesn’t mean you’re going to turn into a robot and have a strict daily schedule that allows no room for laughter or spontaneity. It’s actually going to allow you more of that – more laughs, less stress, and better health!
Here are 3 tips to help you get into a “routine” and give you a little more time in the long run.
Who Chooses? You!
You choose. You get to choose how your routine unfolds – depending on your schedule anyways 😉 but in all seriousness YOU get to choose.
When you don’t have a routine, life just sort of happens to you. The day either gets wasted as you try to decide what to do, or you find yourself tangled up in the wants and needs of everybody else.
Finding your routine means, you get decide what’s important to you, what goals you want to achieve, and what needs to be done to get there.
Buh-Bye Bad Habits, Hello Good Habits
So often we think that to break bad habits, we need to become an entirely new person. Which is totally the wrong mindset, in fact, you just need to get BACK to you!
Maybe during the last couple months you’ve noticed yourself hitting the snooze button a little more than usual, or maybe you’ve opted to skip breakfast, have an extra cup of coffee and go straight to lunch. Those are bad habits that we unknowingly fall into when our “routines” get shifted too many days in a row. Let’s reverse that!
So rather than beating yourself up over a mistake, plan for it. We all get off track, especially in the summer months but what separates top performers from everyone else is that they get back on track quickly! Start by going to bed 20 minutes earlier. Prep your breakfast the night before, with overnight oats, or egg-tins! We’ll get back on track this school year, together.
Eat Clean, Live Clean
Meal prepping was made for busy individuals, because who wants to cook dinner and then turn around and start cooking their lunch for the next day?
Knowing what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat and then preparing your meals is one of important aspects of achieving a healthy, balanced diet. The key to getting ahead with meal prep is to have a few staple foods that you can batch-cook and use in a number of different ways.
Unsure of where to start? We can help! The Koko Recipe Toolkit will give you everything you need to jump-start the transition into meal prepping. Providing you with a grocery list and recipes for a full two weeks. And guess what, we’ve made it available to you for FREE!
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It’s time to reign in on our crazy lives!
We’ve got this, KokoNuts!