Are you feeling excited but also overwhelmed by the new school year? In a recent article on Babble.com titled “This School Year, I’m Cutting Myself Some Slack,” author Victoria Fedden muses on the tendency that she has to get “manic” at the start of a new school year. Fedden admits:
In the midst of the chaos [of preparing for a new school year], I realized that for me, the New Year has always started on the first day of school. This is when I make my real resolutions — get up earlier, less screen time, exercise as a family, start juicing again. Honestly, I get a little manic with the whole thing…
After lazy summers spent sleeping in and staying up late, the back-to-school season creeps up on me, and I switch into super-mom mode. In high gear, all of a sudden I feel this enormous pressure to give not just myself, but our entire family a reboot.
Fedden goes on to reflect on the importance of cutting ourselves some slack, focusing on one goal at a time, refusing to compare ourselves to the perfection we see on Pinterest, and “congratulat[ing] ourselves for all the great things we’ve already accomplished, like unloading the dishwasher and remembering to send our children to school with matching shoes.”
If you have felt overwhelmed by “new-school-year goals” these past few days, click here to read the entire article. You will breathe a sigh of relief!