The holidays have come and gone. If you’re anything like me, I’m still not back to my normal routine. I feel that I’m almost there, but not quite. It’s hard to wrap my head around a whole new year, and the fact that my vacation is over. Reality is calling, and I’m trying not to answer. Chances are you and your children may be experiencing the same thing.
The holidays were a busy time of year. It was filled with get-togethers, obscenely early shopping trips, delicious sugary treats, and time off of work and school. It was a time of year to be enjoyed and cherished. But once it’s over, it’s time to get back to your daily routine. While it may be relatively easy for you to immerse yourself into your non-holiday daily life because your schedule is probably incredibly busy, your children may have a harder time.
Here are some ways to get yourself, your children, and your household back on track for 2010:
- Plan Your Meals: One of the hardest things to get back on track is your healthy eating habit. Make planning your meals a family event. Let everyone have their input. It is a great way to encourage your family to get back to normal eating habits.
- Weekly Chores: However you set up the chores, remind everyone in the household the rules, the chores, and when they need to be completed. If your family needs a little extra help remembering, consider making a chore chart for easy reference.
- Bedtime: Getting to bed on time is vital to getting back to your daily routine-for both the children and the adults of the family. Being well-rested will help you and your children feel better about returning to work, school, and daily responsibilities.
- Be Flexible: Returning to your daily post-holiday routine will be difficult for both you and your children. Be a tad flexible before you become frustrated. It is important to realize that there is an adjustment time with recovering from the holidays. You’ll get back to routine eventually.
Make it your goal as a family to get back to your daily routine. With the help of your loved ones, you’ll find that the adjustment isn’t as difficult as you first thought. Soon, you’ll be back in the old swing of things and looking forward to the brand new year.