Are you taking your child to swim lessons today? Or maybe next week?
You too? For the last two weeks, I’ve been taking my 4 yo for beginner lessons and it seems like everyone I know is doing the same.
This post isn’t going to remind you to bring sunscreen and goggles and a change of clothes. You know all that. You’ve had the swim bag packed for a week, let’s be honest.
However, I AM going to get bossy whicha:
DO this at swim lessons:
- Lie in the sun. Vitamin D is fantastic for stress and anxiety.
- Set a timer so you can really let your mind go. Otherwise, you’re mentally clock-watching the whole time.
- Listen to a podcast. You can find my favorites here. (This is my chosen activity.)
- Read a book. Here’s a summer reading list that’s perfect.
- Journal or list-make. Erin Condren’s new notebooks have a “productivity layout” that I love.
- Catch up with a friend, either at the pool or on the phone.
- Take full advantage of 30 child-free minutes.
DO NOT do this at swim lessons:
- Sit poolside and encourage, praise or correct your child during the lesson. Take ye away.
- Watch your child from a distance, worrying or making a list of items to discuss afterwards. Avert ye eyes.
- Take your laptop and do work.
- Scroll through Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat. Just stop.
- Do anything on any digital device.
Clear? Because what I know for sure is you need a break. Take it. I’m giving you permission.
(This is Jackson at swim. And that 70s pool chaise? My best friend.) Happy swimming, Penelopes.