“Stop!” “Get off of me!” “Stop staring at me!” “Moooooooooooooooom!”
As you take a deep breath before addressing the everyday frustration that is sibling rivalry, you are secretly excited because school is right around the corner. This means less refereeing at home and more time to work on household projects that you have conveniently put off during summer vacation. Yes parents, back to school is a time for you! A time for you to refocus, get organized and prioritize. Here are some steps to get back into the swing of things and help create an environment your family will thrive in!
Envision: Get in a quiet place and envision how you want things to be. Whether it is before the kids wake up or when everyone is in the bed sound asleep, take this time to reconnect and find your inner peace. When you are still and quiet this will allow you to see what you want in your life and what is best for your family will become clearer. This is the beginning of creating the life that you want so your household runs efficiently and effortlessly.
Get Organize: Now is the time to de-clutter. Too much clutter can become stressful in any relationship. This is a time when you weed out what you DON’T need, from the food in your refrigerator to the clothes in your closet. If you haven’t worn that suit in five years, it’s probably time to let it go. Begin with one room at a time. Get rid of old clothes, old shoes and things you just don’t need or use. Make one bag for trash and one bag for give away. Once you have mastered these simple steps to organization, share it with your family so they know how to maintain it. This will help not only de-clutter but de-stress your household. Everything will have its place and there will be a place for everything. (Continue reading article at ebony.com by clicking here)