Change. Some welcome it with open arms, while others aren’t a fan. Our short summer season is about to end and fall is coming our way. For most of us, a new school year create changes and a fresh schedule. Here are some quick tips on ways to embrace the change.

  1. Get Organized
  2. Communicate
  3. Regulate your Emotions
  4. Recognize your Strengths
  5. Collaborate
  6. Think Big Picture
  7. Practice Self Care
  8. Be Grateful

How to be prepared for the change:

Get Organized

Use a daily planner, create a checklist, write on a sticky note or set reminders on your phone. Whatever works for you, do it! Staying organized will relieve stress and anxiety!


It is important to have open communication. Adults and children need to know they have a safe place to talk to release some of the common pressures of everyday life.

Regulate your Emotions

To avoid being overwhelmed, take a five or 10 minute break to regulate and destress. Use different techniques such as breathing, meditation, music stress ball, fidget toys, a brisk walk, quiet space or positive self-talk.

Recognize your Strengths

Find and embrace the strengths within yourself and those who surround you. Research shows that knowing and being comfortable with your strengths improves mental health.


Working with others makes a project go more quickly, develops team spirit and is a lot more fun.

Think Big Picture

Keep the end goal in mind and don’t sweat the small stuff. At times, we get caught on tangents and lose sight of the bigger purpose and goal.

Practice Self-Care

Sleep, nutrition and activity are the three main needs of the human body that can seriously effect mental and emotional health if not paid attention to. Take time to care for yourself.


Start and end each fay with five things you are grateful for. This is a positive way to add to your perspective and live a life of gratitude.