With the New Year upon us, we all have a chance to reset. Drop the woes of the past year and start fresh. It brings a time of New Year’s Resolutions. For me, always ends up being time to set goals and intentions for the coming months that I will inevitably fall short of.
This year I’m not going to eat sugar and get rid of all unnecessary stuff in our house…”
Like most, I go strong for a few months, but come mid-February, I fall right back into old habits and eat all the cake. There are so many reasons that our resolutions are unsuccessful.
- They are way too ambitious
- There a is no passion behind them: we don’t really want it
- They are cliché or too vague
- They are forced or made out of obligation
This year I am taking a new approach and set a new kind of New Year’s Resolutions. Instead of trying to change my entire lifestyle in an unachievable way, I am going to try and purge the things in my life that really don’t bring anything to the table. I am going to commit to a positive mind set, instead of focusing on all the things I am doing wrong in my life.
- Stop over committing myself
The preschool board, classroom mom, work commitments…not to mention spending quality time with my husband and children. The older our kids get the more I feel like I am being pulled in all directions some days. I feel like sometimes I need to just say “no” to things and be ok with that.
2. Stop judging myself
On that same note I intend to cut myself a break. We all have those day were we just think we are the worst at everything. It’s on those days that I am going to slow down and remind myself that I am not that bad. Remind myself of all the things I do well and if that doesn’t work, I’m going to find some sleep and start fresh.
3. Stop stressing
Mostly, stop stressing about things I can’t control. There are always going to be things that we can’t change. Stressing about it is not productive and I’m not going to do it anymore.
4. Think positively
There is a lot that can be said for putting positive vibes out there. I feel like if I picture my life going well, then it will. I have said it before and probably will say again…parenting is no joke. Whatever help I can get from the universe, I will take.
I am not naïve enough to think that because the first of the year has hit that all of the sudden I am going to free up some time and stop stressing. It is going to take time and effort, but I am willing to put in the work to make myself a happier person. Everyone knows if mama ain’t happy, then no one is happy. So really, I am doing this for everyone’s sake. What are your intentions for the new year?
No matter what your plans are for New Year’s Resolutions for 2018, we hope it is a happy and health one!