Dealing with Back-to-School Stress

(WTNH)– Back to School Doesn’t Mean Back to Stress! Personal Development Expert Cloris Kylie shows you five easy, yet powerful strategies to help you bring joy and peace to the start of the school year.

First, determine what you need to change. What is the most common complaint you and your family have when school starts?

Second, engage your family. Choose a time when the whole family will be together and relaxed (ideally during a car ride or family vacation,) and ask for their feedback. What do they want to change?

Third, create a plan. Use your own ideas and suggestions from the rest of the family to implement small changes with big returns.

Fourth, set rewards for everyone in the family. The person with the best and easiest-to-implement idea gets a gift card for a little extra back-to-school shopping or chooses the next family outing.

Fifth, keep the positive momentum going. If you feel that some of the changes implemented at the beginning of the school year are fading away, take immediate action before negative habits set in.

Cloris Kylie is a personal development author, motivational speaker, coach, and radio show host who focuses on the inner power that each of us has to manifest an extraordinary life.

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