(Almost) Back-to-School Season, the Power of Positive Thinking, How to Sleep Better & Wake Up Refreshed (#2)

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It’s that time of year again, time for parents across the country to start thinking about back-to-school time. Are you looking forward to, or dreading, school starting again? Here are our best tips for the back-to-school season!

Great Advice We’ve Heard

Here is a handy list of Back to School tips covering everything from the first day jitters to bus safety to homework & study habits. What are your best tips? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to DM us on our social media platforms or send a tweet to @themonkeymashup and put #themondaymashup at the end so we can find it – we will share the best tips received in our next newsletter, with credit of course (or can remain anonymous)! (Source: HealthyChildren.org)

What We Watched

We are digging this video where Impact Theory interviews Trevor Meowad on the power of positive thinking, and explains straight-forward, concrete actions you can take to improve your day. Right now. (Watch here)

Article We’re Reading

Does the start of a new school year feel like a good time to refocus on health, self-care and better routines? We agree! Check out our original article on “How to Sleep Better and Wake Up Refreshed” for some truly useful strategies for feeling less tired this school year.

“We’ve all seen how everyday routines benefit children.  Nightly sleep routines, for instance, can help cue little brains, letting them know its time to go to bed.  Many parents might be wondering how they can sleep better themselves.  What if you knew that similar sleep hygiene routines can also help adults feel more rested?

…NEVER hit the snooze button.  The snooze button trains your brain to stay in “sleep mode” upon waking up.  Getting up with the first alarm trains your body to be ready for action at that first sound.  Think about it.  Do you ever wake up finally rested after hitting the snooze button two or three times?  You probably feel just as tired but more rushed and anxious.” (Read the full article here.)

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Much love to you and your family,

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