Dealing with Back-to-School Stress

by | Last updated Jan 4, 2021

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Hello Families! 

We know that this school year is going to be different. And we’re hearing the stress in your voices and your questions.  

Sometimes self-care is an hour long bath or yoga class, but even small amounts of self-care can make a huge difference especially when your time is limited. Back to School is one of those times!

How to Reduce Your Stress In One Minute 

  • Take a breath. Count up from 4 on the inhale, and back down from 4 on the exhale. Repeat 3 times (or more if you can).
  • Notice the space between moments (like when your kids finally go to bed). Even in the craziest times of our lives, there are pauses. At the top of your breath as you breathe in, you can pause. At the bottom of your breath as you breathe out, another pause. Notice how even a brief second pause can give you some space during these high pressure times.
  • The 1 minute vacation. Let your mind drift off to a paradise you have visited or plan to visit one day. Imagine your toes in the sand or the smell of the fresh mountain air in your nostrils. Picture yourself floating on a boat or dancing the night away in some tropical place.
  • Just lie on the floor for a minute. Sometimes just lying flat can take some pressure off your body that is working so hard to keep you upright and moving forward.

Want our support with a specific school-related issue? 

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We can help you work through the struggles of school stress via one-on-one virtual consultations where we address the details of your particular situation. Our clinicians are Licensed Psychologists and School Psychologists. We can help. 

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