Here she is, here she is, she's back, the famous comeback! For some, it is the happiness of returning to routine; for others, it's total anguish.
Are you one of those who are worried about the return of the metro, work, sleep routine? In fact, nowadays, we also have to add: lunch, daycare, school, homework, bath, sports, washing, cleaning and I could go on for a few more lines!
It is true that just seeing this list can already make you out of breath.
How do you avoid getting caught up in the whirlwind and back-to-school anxiety?
Why do some of us do it wonderfully and without stress, while for others it's madness?
Anticipation is one of your worst enemies when it comes to routine, but also in life in general. Many of you instinctively go into anticipation mode…error! Anticipating will not help you, the only thing that will happen is that you will worry and will not be able to regain the upper hand. Rather let yourself be carried by the wave. Remember that you will cross the bridge when you get there to the river, old advice from grandma, but oh so effective!
For some, planning becomes a source of stress because they are stressed by the idea of not being able to respect their planning. Good, good, good we breathe! If your planning is well done, but above all realistic, everything will be fine. Planning allows you to put everything you have in mind on paper. Use a nice little notebook, add post-its, color, and jot down everything you have in mind. The notebook is one of my favorite tools (in fact, I have a compulsion for pretty little notebooks of all colors!), it allows me to make sure that everything is there and to put things in order. in our thoughts.
Make a schedule, use one of these big calendars to put on the fridge or on the Internet by browsing a little you can find lots of planner models, all beautiful and all in color (it's very important attractive so that you want to keep using it).
Timeline helps you remember anything, untangles all that swirls and lets you go one thing at a time. Remember that you only have two hands, that even if you try to do three things at the same time you will not succeed. You are in a relationship? Share chores, sit down with your spouse, and share family life responsibilities fairly.
Establish a fixed schedule of tasks: for example, every Thursday evening, we order food to make it faster and while the children eat, weleaves, rag in hand, to do the dusting/cleaning tour! Involve your children, give them small tasks like picking up their room, sweeping, folding clean laundry and doing it as a family is more motivating.
We all know it, we all practice it at some level and we all say “no, no, I don't procrastinate! ". Procrastination is one of your worst enemies too. It harms you, gets you in trouble and creates unnecessary anguish. Cut her out of your life. Don't wait until the last minute. You have a project? Break it down into tasks and distribute the tasks in your schedule. Write down each task in your diary to make sure you don't put them off. The faster you do the task, the faster you can scratch it out of your head and thus empty your memory drawers which are already full enough as it is!
Of course, we don't procrastinate on the things we like to do, we do it on the tasks that are boring, that scare us, that make us anxious. We wait until the very last minute to be backed into a wall to perform the task in question, which creates an additional and unnecessary source of stress for us. What happens when I'm backed into a wall? Does being completely at the end allow me to find some strength to perform the task? Tell yourself that the task in question will not disappear anyway, so you might as well do itnow and get rid of it!
To end, what I want to tell you is to take it cool. To take it one day at a time, one hour at a time and above all, breathe!
Happy New Year!