Don’t Fall into Fall

Derrick Stubblefield |

Vacation season is coming to an end and it’s time for one of the busiest times of year—fall. With holidays around the corner and back to school for kids, budgeting your time accordingly is key in having a successful season.

Sleep schedule

With more on your plate than usual, you may have to give yourself enough time in the morning and at night. If that means waking up a half an hour earlier or later each day, be sure to adjust your sleep schedule accordingly. If you have kids, you may need that extra time in the morning to pack lunches for them and maybe yourself! These are things you should start planning out as summer begins to come to an end.

Have a planner

Whether it’s a calendar on your phone, an app, or a written planner, make sure to have some visual form of your day-to-day schedule. Do not rely solely on memory—you are bound to forget something, so why leave room for error when you don’t have to.

Plan in advance

Don’t wing it, stay ahead of the game by starting to plan out fall before the summer ends. Don’t put off thanksgiving plans until the week before, or realize you need a babysitter the day school begins. You can easily stay on top of everything that will be coming your way by writing things down and planning things out a month in advance, if possible, so there are no surprises and mishaps. And, if you do need to adjust your schedule, you have enough time to do so.

Back to school

If you have kids heading back to school, you are now working around your schedule and theirs. There is bound to be overlap, which is why it’s so important to plan in advance, maybe get to sleep earlier, or have an earlier start.


Fall season also means flu season, and with a busy schedule, it’s easy to forget the little things that keep you healthy. Make sure you are drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and leaving enough time for a self-care. Stick to your fitness routine, even if you must make adjustments to fit your new schedule, make sure a good sweat session is still a part of it!

As the seasons change, we often change with them. Make this fall, and every fall, an easy adjustment by planning out a schedule to prep for the fast-paced season ahead.



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