After a long lazy summer of loosely made plans, attendance optional events and open ended invitations, fall reality hits hard. Getting back into the swing of things doesn’t have to be traumatic. Because we want to make this fall transition easier for you, we have the following RX: Retail Therapy Calendars for Back to School Shock Syndrome.
Back to school brings all kinds of appointments, commitments, assignments and trips that are “mandatory”, “important”, “required” and “on the test.”
Back to School Shock Syndrome is characterized by a general sense of anxiety and unease, coupled with that “I really need to get my shit together” feeling. Sufferers probably feel ashamed of their woes and as a result, may not seek help.
Those in severe denial may find themselves flopping on the couch, re-watching Bachelor in Paradise, wishing summer would never end.
Newsflash: It’s already Labor Day. Pretty soon, you won’t even be able to wear white pants without getting a few dirty looks.
FOMO SELF CHECK:
Do you have nightmares that include oversleeping and missing the bus, forgetting all the answers on the test and showing up naked for school?
Worse, has any of the above actually ever happened to you? Have you ever totally forgotten to attend back to school or volunteer day at your kid’s school? If you answered yes to any of the above, you probably have Back to School Shock Syndrome.
Consequentily, you may want to investigate a remedy.
Back to School Shock Syndrome
A shiny new non electronic calendar or planner.
INDICATIONS FOR USE:
Despite living in a digital age, many families and individuals still find great peace in having old fashioned paper calendars and planners. Paper calendars are just less overwhelming. Especially when there are cats on them. Plus you don't have to pick android or iphone. You just need to choose a mounting surface.
Once you find the one that tickles your fancy, you are ready to get started. Here's how they work:
- Place your calendar or planner in a prominent location where you (and affected family members) are sure to see it daily, such as on the refrigerator or on a family messageboard
- Morning and Evening: Check the calendar, making sure to record all new appointments, assignments and commitments.
- As needed: Copy appointments and info into your digital device and set alerts for yourself and family members.
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