September 2: Back to School Stress Management

virginia women's centerWhether or not you are sending little ones off to new classrooms this year, the anticipation of fall leaves and cooler temperatures signal a fresh start for many of us. While we often look forward to back-to-school routines and schedules, we also must acknowledge the stress and anxiety that can accompany this time of year. As activities gear up and the days begin to get shorter, we may question how we will be able to get everything accomplished in the little amount of time we have. While stress is a good and necessary part of our lives, there are healthy behaviors that can help us all learn to better cope with stress.
A few of them include:
  • Developing good sleep hygiene
  • Practicing good nutrition
  • Exercising 30 to 60 minutes per day

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Rhonda is the mother of two adult daughters and a grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren – and our only grandmother on staff. She spent 25 years in corporate healthcare managing prenatal and disease management programs. She is the Content Manager for Richmondmom and contributes her expertise as both a mom and grandmother – while sorting out the many opportunities for our valuable advertisers.

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