Parents & KidsAug 25, 2022

5 Wellness Habits for Back-to-School Season

Back-to-school season is here! With it comes excitement, stress and big changes to daily routines. This time of year, the whole family is transitioning from easy-going summer days to schedules centered around school and homework.

As your wellness allies, we compiled 5 of our top tips to make going back to school a breeze.

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Create a Calming Corner

Designate an area of your home to cultivate calmness. Make it a quiet spot to unwind, meditate, journal or take a few deep breaths.

Set up some cozy seating, add soft lighting, plug in an essential oil diffuser or incorporate anything you find comforting. If you have a countertop or drawer nearby, you may want to keep Kids Lemon Balm Calm™ on hand to soothe nervousness and over-excitement. Adults may enjoy our Herbs on the Go: Anxious Moment™ formula to promote peaceful relaxation and reduce stress and frustration.*

Practice Mindfulness Together

Practice Mindfulness Together

Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help you and the kids navigate back-to-school season.

A simple exercise you can do anytime is using a mindfulness bell. If you’re practicing it with your kids, have them sit comfortably and close their eyes. Then, ring the bell and tell them to raise their hand when they can’t hear the sound anymore. When everyone’s hand is raised, tell them to move their hand to their stomach and notice the in and out motion of their breathing. Ring the bell when you’re ready to end. Notice how much calmer everyone feels after this exercise.

Plan Ahead and Make it Fun

Plan Ahead and Make it Fun

The night before the first day can bring jitters, so prepare what you can and make a game out of it. First, make a list of everything your child needs to do for the first day of school. Then, set a timer, tell them to check everything off the list and see how long it takes. If you have multiple kids, the fastest one gets something special in their lunchbox!

Keep Routines Consistent

Heading back to school can be stressful for families. Put your focus on anything you can keep consistent—even if it’s as simple as playing outside for an hour after school, always washing your hands together before dinner or keeping the same bedtime routine. This goes for your herbal routines, too! Stay in the habit of supporting your immune system with products like Kids Echinacea or Kids Immune Fortifier™. Adults can keep up their immune support routines with products like Daily Immune Builder™ or Herbs on the Go: Immune Season™.*

Go Easy on Yourself

Go Easy on Yourself

Chances are the first few weeks will be perfectly imperfect—with homework forgotten (or eaten by the dog) and picture days gone wrong (retakes, anyone?). Sometimes the mistakes end up making the best memories. If you’re feeling scrambled, lean on your support systems of friends, family, teachers and herbs. Our Brain & Memory™ formula helps support healthy brain function and helps you concentrate on what matters most. Even the kids can get in on the support, with formulas like Kids Captain Concentrate™ which promotes attention and focus—excellent for those study sessions.*

Do you have any A+ tips for the back-to-school season?

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