Tips For Surviving Back-To-School In Boiling Pot Temperatures
Being a mom during back-to-school season can be challenging, especially in the Louisiana heat. Add the excessive heat warnings to the typical Louisiana temperatures and more than prices will cause you to feel faint. The combination of shopping for supplies, coordinating schedules, and managing the increased demands can feel overwhelming. It’s important to remember to take care of yourself during this time.
Here are some tips to help you navigate the stress of back-to-school while beating the heat:
1. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay cool and prevent dehydration. Encourage your kids to do the same. (More water less margaritas!)
2. Dress appropriately: Choose lightweight and breathable clothing for both yourself and your children. Opt for loose-fitting clothes in light colors to help with heat regulation. (Hello sundresses!)
3. Create a routine: Establishing a consistent routine can help reduce stress. Make sure to include dedicated time for relaxation and self-care activities. (Don’t panic if your routine is knocked off)
4. Plan ahead: Start preparing for back-to-school season early. Make a checklist of what needs to be done and break it down into manageable tasks. This will help you stay organized and avoid any last-minute stress. (Remember things don’t always go as planned, breathe!)
5. Seek support: Don’t be afraid to ask for help or delegate tasks. Reach out to other moms in your community, join parent support groups, and lean on your friends and family for support. (Even if they said NO last time, ask anyway)
6. Take breaks: Remember to take breaks when needed. Schedule short breaks throughout the day to rest and recharge. (Scroll Facebook, make a TikTok, or just do NOTHING)
7. Stay positive: It’s important to maintain a positive mindset during this busy time. Focus on the excitement of a new school year and the opportunities it brings. (Dance if you have to. . . even if you’re rhythmless.)
Try following these tips, to be better prepared to handle the stress of back-to-school in temperatures hotter than the boiling pot at your favorite local spot. Remember to take care of yourself and prioritize your well-being.