Back to School: Getting into New Routines

Posted by Mallory Klein on August 31, 2021

It’s that time again! As fun and relaxing as the summer months have been, it’s time to buckle down and get back into the school mindset. Having said that, nobody should just jump back into anything. In fact, a great way to set yourself up for success is to slowly ease yourself into a new routine that will allow you to thrive and make fantastic progress. 

Whether you’re looking to start a new routine or want to get back into an old one, now is the perfect time to recommit to wellness — not only for yourself, but also for the rest of your family. Just as your kids need bedtime and homework routines, you also need a regimen that will help you focus on bettering your general health and wellness. 

The new school year gives you time to take charge of your health.

Reconnect to Yourself

Getting a great night’s sleep is important for being able to function properly during the day. In order for the kids to have a productive day at school, many parents establish a nightly bedtime routine. In order to ease the kids into their school bedtimes, you can begin by making bedtime 15 minutes earlier each week until you reach your desired bedtime for them. When the kids go to sleep earlier, they will be able to wake up earlier the next morning. This will translate into an easier start to the school day. 

Sleep is necessary for proper bodily functioning, no matter what age you are. Having a nightly bedtime routine allows your body and brain to wind down and calm down. Some great ideas for nightly routines are preparing lunches and clothes for the next day, brushing teeth, turning the bed down, saying goodnight to each other,and reading a book or a bedtime story.

When it comes to your bedtime routine, make sure to set yourself up for the best night’s sleep possible. For you, this may look like turning off electronic devices an hour before bed, making sure the lighting is soft and dim in your bedroom, playing a sound machine softly in the background, and taking a couple of FAB CBD’s “Nighttime” CBD PM Chews. These acai flavored CBD sleep gummies are an amazing combination of broad spectrum CBD, L-Theanine, 5-HTP, Melatonin, Ashwagandha, and GABA. Each CBD sleep gummy contains 12.5mg of CBD per serving and is designed to help promote a refreshing and restorative night’s sleep. 

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Make the Most Out of the Morning

If the kids are going to bed earlier, then chances are they’ll wake up earlier. While everyone is up early, make the most out of the time together. Sit down at the breakfast table and eat a healthy breakfast, take the time — unrushed — to shower, get dressed, brush your teeth, and do whatever else you need to to get ready for the day ahead. Making the bed and doing a quick tidying up is also a great way to instill pride and a sense of accomplishment before work and school. Take a few minutes to also pack what you need for the day. Have the kids make sure their backpacks are set and ready to go, that lunches are placed in the backpacks, and that all of their homework is accounted for from the night before. 

If you’re on the go and don’t have time to cook a nutritionally sound meal for yourself after getting breakfast ready for the kids, then FAB CBD’s Vegan Green Superfoods are a wonderful way to get in some micronutrients so that you can supplement what might be missing from whatever you grabbed for breakfast (or didn’t). The blend of natural ingredients in our green superfoods has been thoughtfully crafted to help support your daily active lifestyle. FAB CBD Green Superfoods come in Citrus Mojito and Cocoa Crisp flavors, so you’re sure to find one that really hits the spot. 

Green Superfoods are a great way to fill in the nutritional blanks that sometimes happen during your breakfast routine.

After School and After Work Success

While it might feel tempting to crash on the couch with the kids after everyone gets home from work and school, this valuable time can be spent setting yourselves up for the next day. Remember, each part of your routine has a direct effect on the other. If you don’t unpack from the day, then either your bedtime routine will be disrupted, or you’ll be rushed during your morning routine. Spend some time with the kids helping them to unpack their backpacks and assisting them with any homework assignments. Take care of any work projects that you might have taken home, or any paperwork of your own that needs to be handled. 

Dinnertime is a fantastic way to connect with your family. When everyone sits down to the dinner table, you can talk about how your day was and also address any issues or concerns that may have come up in school. Communication is so very important in the healthy functioning of family relationships. Both you and the kids will appreciate the meaningful time spent together bonding over dinner. Not everyone’s life is perfect, and we all encounter bumps along the way, so don’t ever feel the need to strive for perfection. Just being there to support one another is a huge factor in ensuring that new and old routines for work and school are successful. 

While you're working on your family's back to school routine, why not work on your natural supplement routine by adding in FAB CBD+CBG Oil?

After dinner, try cleaning up the dishes and the kitchen together. Then, depending on how your family functions, either do an activity together like watching television or playing board games, or let everyone go off to do their own thing for a set amount of time prior to the start of the bedtime routine. Remember to do what works best for your family while staying within your routine. In the spirit of supporting your own daily wellness regimen, FAB’s CBD+CBG Oil is an amazing addition to your daily natural supplement routine. The oil is one of the best cannabinoid products on the market today with its 1:1 ratio of CBD (cannabidiol) to CBG (cannabigerol). 

Whether you choose citrus or mint natural flavors, rest assured that this high potency oil is bursting with botanical terpenes and bioactive cannabinoids. The best way to get the most out of your CBD+CBG oil is to take it at the same time each and every day. As with any CBD and CBG oil, consistency is the key to success. So, feel free to make it a part of both your morning and after work routine, or simply take it right when you get home from work. Just make an effort to take the CBD+CBG oil at the same time every day in order to obtain the most benefits. What’s great about this potent oil is that it works with your body just as you are– no need to turn into a fitness guru or health blogger! While taking CBD alone can be beneficial, the combination of CBD and CBG takes things to the next level. In choosing to incorporate CBD+CBG Oil into your life, you’re making the decision to support your wellness with a full-spectrum hemp tincture that provides 1200mg of CBD and 1200mg of CBG per bottle!

A Back to School Routine for Everyone

You shouldn’t ever feel that you have to be perfect when it comes to easing into either a new or a familiar back-to-school routine for yourself and your family. Everything worth doing in life has to go through a period of trial and error. Moreover, it’s important to understand what works best for you and your family even if it’s different than what others are doing. Routines can always be tweaked along the way, and finding one that works well for you is half the battle. The good news is that you can help support yourself throughout the process by incorporating FAB CBD “Nighttime” CBD PM Chews, Vegan Green Superfoods, and CBD+CBG Oil into your daily natural supplement regimen. Great health and a productive school year begins with you, so now’s the time to take those first steps to success. 

Back to school routines look different for every family, so don't put too much pressure on yourself to find the perfect one.

Lastly, also keep in mind that there might be a small adjustment period as you change up bedtimes and wake-up times. This can be a difficult transition for children to go through, so talking about the importance of school routines with your kids might be a good idea. One final tip that might help everyone flow into the new school year is to write out what the routines are so that everyone can easily follow along. This can then be posted in a central location in the house. Routines are a fantastic way to teach the kids time management while allowing everyone to be less stressed during the upcoming school year!