Whether you are a parent, student, teacher, school staff, or community member, the back-to-school jitters are real!
This shift impacts us all now as we are preparing for the fall. Below are some tips and things to consider as schools are opening back up.
As schools are reopening for in-person participation, traffic will be busier, this means shifting your schedule to allow for a smoother morning! Whether that includes getting up earlier or readjusting your routine, it may be helpful to start a few days or weeks ahead to give you some time to get used to the upcoming changes. This is because not only is this a physical shift for your body but also a mental shift.
If you commute using public transportation or not used to being around a lot of people since COVID, keep in mind that it might be more crowded than usual as students and more community members are getting back to in person work. This can bring up some anxiety, thus, it is important mentally prepare for what is to come. Something that could be helpful is creating a self-care kit for yourself. This can be something virtual or even a physical kit you can carry with you! These are things you can utilize on your commute or when you feel uncomfortable at work or at school.