Summer is here, and the schedule is changing!
Our girls, and all students (and teachers) everywhere, are elated as they anticipate the end of the school year. Parents... maybe not so much! This is a time of transition for almost all of us.
This change in routine will force many of us to alter our daily schedules. Rather than the established school/work schedule that we all follow 5 days a week for 10 months out of the year, for the next 2 months, we will all face different schedules.
For the next two months, our children will be in soccer camps, in lacrosse camps, in nature camps, at Vacation Bible School, swimming in the pool, playing with friends... the list is seemingly endless. In order to make that work, our family schedule will need to shift!
We all need to be flexible!
Stop for a moment. Before you get overwhelmed by your new seemingly chaotic schedule, remember that change is good. While any change to your routine may be stressful in the beginning, it will allow you a chance to disrupt your patterns. These disruptions can lead you to re-evaluate what is important in your life. After this time of reflection, we need to adjust priorities and make sure that our schedule reflects that shift. It is possible that the newfound priorities may lead to changes in the schedule moving forward, even beyond the next 2 months. Those changes will eventually lead to long-term improvement in the quality of our lives.
Embrace the change!
Enjoy the extra time that you get with your family this summer!
Who knows what good may come of it!
Movement is my medicine,