The key to thriving through term 4

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The key to thriving through term 4

The months of November and December, the end of the school year here in Australia, are always challenging for families. Everyone is getting tired and feeling run-down, extra-curricular activities have their culmination events (dance concerts and sports grand finals) and the weather is increasing in temperature and humidity, especially here in Queensland. Most importantly pressure at school is increasing – assignments are due and exams are looming. When these factors combine it can often lead to burn-out, from students and parents alike. As a high school teacher and a mum of two young children I see this situation from both sides and am therefore well placed to provide you the key to thriving (instead of just surviving) through term 4.

So if your mornings are becoming battlefields and your evenings feel like disaster zones then you are in the right place and I can help you with that. After much research and trial and error, I discovered that with a few simple changes I could reduce the battles, calm the emotions and bring us all closer at such a tiring time. When times get tough, as a family we take a step back and we get back to our essentials. We work out how to energise ourselves again so things feel easier. This is now what I teach many of my clients to do.

Start simplifying your life and easing your stress with my Insider’s Guide to Thriving through term 4.

Do you think putting up with tired and cranky kids has to be your new normal now that we’re in term 4? I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. Seriously. You can choose a different path. But you literally have to choose a different path. If you keep choosing the same things, you will keep having the same result. It’s a proven fact. You have to stop thinking that your current situation is the only possible option right now. Do you want to stay stuck with before school morning struggles and after school evening battles? I certainly don’t – it’s not my idea of fun! Having constantly tired kids who never seem to catch up on their sleep or rest is not my idea of success for the remainder of term 4. It doesn’t have to be yours either. If you’re ready for a different way of thinking in order to get a different result I can help you get there.

Our kids used to struggle towards the end of the year too. As a teacher I am always busier in the lead-up to the Christmas holidays so I just assumed that it was “normal” for the kids to be overtired all the time too. But you know what they say about ‘assumptions’ right? I did so much research into kids’ health and well-being and realised that this wasn’t ‘normal’ and it didn’t have to be our ‘normal’. I listened to many parenting and childhood experts and put together what they suggested with what I can make happen in the real world (because we know there can be some vast distances between those two points).

Start simplifying your life and easing your stress with my Insider’s Guide to Thriving through term 4.

What I discovered is that I simply had to strip our busyness back until it matched our energy. When times get tough (ie term 4) it’s time to get back to our essentials and nurture those, rather than trying to spread ourselves even thinner. My life now is almost exactly how I want it to be. I am intentional with everything we do for the year and that includes term 4. Our life is our choice and what we make it, so if you’re not happy with your current lifestyle then it’s time to make some different choices. I can save you having to spend hours googling for the secret answer to an easier and more enjoyable life. It’s about getting back to the essentials and it’s about energising yourself and your family. I can help you achieve all of this and more.

Start simplifying your life and easing your stress with my Insider’s Guide to Thriving through term 4.

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