Top Five Tips to Avoid Summer Stress!
Yes it is almost that time of year and soon the children will be out of school and you will have camps and holidays to plan and a job to hold down. Here are our top five tips to keep summer stress at bay.
Get out the diary and start to plan. Camps book up quickly and your kids will only want to do the ones ‘everyone is doing’ . Find a small group of like minded parents and develop a way to share lifts and picks ups.
Try as best you can to manage everyones expectations around holidays. It is well known that holidays can be even more stressful than not having one at all. Sit everyone down and lay out a few options and then get some general consensus on what you are going to do.
For those working the summer can be frustrating as nothing seems to get done. If you can sit down with your boss and co –workers and get a sense for who is going where and when and how that will affect the work load. At least if everyone knows what is going to happen it will help.
FUN AND PARTIES
Often there is extra pressure during the summer to be having fun all the time and you simply may not feel like it. As we always advise it is important you do what feels right for you and don’t feel you have to go to every after works drinks partt or BBQ just because the sun is shining
We are now about to reach peak season for the dreaded ‘beach body ready’ articles in the magazines. If your plans to lose weight by June have not worked out don’t let it get to you. Use the long evenings and and nice weather just to get out and walk. We will all be back in our winter woolies soon enough.