3-2-1: Back to School Resolutions College Edition

3-2-1 Get Balanced Wednesday

by Dr. Donnie

“Encouraging you to continuously align your daily behaviors

with your priorities in life.”

3-2-1: Back to School Resolutions College Edition.

read on DONNIEHUTCHINSON.COM | August 17, 2022


3 Ideas, 2 Quotes, and 1 Question to help you reflect on your work-life wellness and balance habits this week.


3 Ideas from Me


“When our kids go to college, they need your love, guidance, and support just like they did on their first day of school twelve years ago.

You might not be tying their shoes before they get on the bus, but you can tie their hopes, dreams, and faith to their conscious minds.”



“Words are powerful, and your positive and supportive words are what’s needed, especially during the first month of school. I’m talking about using words of affirmation to remind them of their capabilities, talents, and drive.

We all have words, that inner chatter that plays over and over in our minds. Our children are no different. Help them learn to have positive, grateful, and loving thoughts in their minds so it quiets the negative chatter they can easily find in this world.



“Our college students’ actions follow their most dominant thoughts. We can support our children in college by continuously depositing words of affirmation, love, and kindness. When we consistently remind our children that they can succeed in all their roles in college, they will play our words over and over in their minds.

“I don’t know about you, but I want my kids to dig deep and enjoy their journey through this stage of their lives. I dedicate this newsletter edition to my loving college girls. Gabriella and Hannah…You’ve got this.”




2 Quotes from Others


“It’s not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.”

– Ann Landers, American Advice Columnist



“For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear: I will help you.”

– Isaiah 41:13



1 Question for You

What words of encouragement would you like to tell your children this week? Go for it, you’ve got this!

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If you want to hear more on this subject, please listen to The Get Balanced Podcast with Dr. Donnie, Episode 132, Back to School Resolutions College Edition.



Until next week, may God bless you and your family.

– Dr. Donnie Hutchinson


Work-Life Balance Instructor, Keynote, and online course creator



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The format and style of this newsletter were inspired and highly influenced by James Clear 3-2-1 Newsletter. The content is strictly Dr. Donnie’s.