This post is sponsored by NATROL, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
How to Establish Your Back to School Routine After a Relaxed Summer Break
It’s that time of year again……back to school! As homeschoolers my family officially starts back on September 4th because we make our own schedules. I know many families have already started back, and some in the next few weeks. Whenever your kiddos head back to school, those first few weeks readjusting to the back to school schedule can be difficult. All summer long we’ve taken it easy. Late nights and later mornings. This summer I decided to completely go with the flow. Just recently I even shared in my Instastories that I hadn’t touched my planner in three months! Yes, I know that’s hard to believe because I’m such a Type A personality. I need order, organization, and schedules to thrive. Now I’m feeling like it’s time to kick back into gear and I need a little push to get that done.
How to Establish Your Back to School Routine
Start Planning – I know I said I put my planner away for three months, but now it’s time to get back to it! I fill my calendar with all of the kids fall activities, what’s happening on the weekends, and important dates & deadlines. That way I can see what is happening and when. It helps me to feel more organized and in order.
Create a morning schedule – My morning routine is also an important part of the back to school shuffle. I consciously plan to wake up one to two hours before my children. That way I have my quiet time with a cup of tea or coffee. I pray and meditate to get my mind right for the day. It’s also the time that I take to write or do some adult coloring. “Me time” and self-care are so important for moms and I make sure to get it in by any means necessary. After all of that is said and done I can get breakfast ready and the kids going in a relaxed state.
Set your bedtime and stick to it – I know I just talked about that awesome morning routine, but you can’t experience that greatness without a set bedtime routine! I’ve talked in depth about night time self-care HERE. But your bedtime is just as important because a night of restful sleep determines the rest of your day. I mentioned before super late nights, well those late nights have my body completely off schedule! Now that I’m trying to get back on track, I’ve had trouble falling asleep earlier. To get things back in order I’ve been taking Natrol® Melatonin nightly so I can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle my mornings with my children. Natrol Melatonin is a 100% drug free sleep aid. A good night’s sleep can be life changing! Being rested is good for your health, both mental and physical.
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You can find Natrol Melatonin in a variety of forms that fit your preferences including Fast Dissolve, Advanced Sleep Melatonin (a time release form), and Melatonin Gummies. I know some people have concerns about “needing” Melatonin to fall asleep after taking it for a while. It is completely, 100% non-habit forming! Once I get back into a good sleep routine, I only take it as needed and not daily. It helps me get back on schedule and rested for the busy day ahead. You can choose which Natrol Melatonin is right for you.
- Natrol Fast Dissolve – can be taken anytime anywhere without water. It comes in a tasty strawberry flavor available in a variety of strengths from 1-10mg.
- Natrol Advanced Sleep Melatonin – is a 2 later controlled release tablet. When you take it, the outer layer quickly releases Melatonin to help you fall asleep, and then the inner layer releases over time to help you stay asleep during the night.
- Natrol Gummies Melatonin – Natrol Melatonin Gummies are made with organic ingredients, non-GMO, gelatin free and vegetarian. They have no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives and come in a tasty strawberry flavor. They are available in 5mg & 10mg strength.
I’ve tried each of the different types of Melatonin that Natrol provides. My favorite right now is the Gummies form and they work quickly. I take them about 30 mins before my desired sleep time, and then I’m out like a light! I wake up well rested and ready to take on my day.
Look for Natrol Melatonin in the purple package at retailers nationwide including your local drugstores, super centers, grocery stores and natural/specialty retailers To learn more about Natrol visit Natrol.com and visit HERE to learn more about Natrol Melatonin!
Are you ready for back to school?!