With the new year closely approaching, you may be thinking about New Years resolutions and how to improve your life. Right around now is when people really buckle down and decide what their New Year’s resolutions are going to be. As a mom, maybe it’s a little bit harder to think of how you want to enhance your quality of living when you’re busy raising little ones. It might be a little harder, but it’s not impossible. That’s why I put together a list of simple (and possible) New Year’s resolutions that’ll be easy to stick to and accomplish in between making lunch for your toddlers and folding the laundry.
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Why do I think a New Years Resolution is important?
I strongly believe that you should never stop improving yourself, whether that be reading daily or doing something else. To me, allowing your mind, body, and soul to stagnant and become murky is dangerous. I believe that it’s easy to feel better about yourself and have a good balance of confidence when you’re striving toward goals, or in this case, a resolution that will help improve the quality of your life.
My life is so busy, I’m afraid I won’t stick to my New Years Resolutions, so what’s the point?
This is about you. You deserve to create a better atmosphere for your mind. Your life may be busy, but some of the things on this list can be done is as little as 5 or 10 minutes, and that may seem more manageable to you than something that may take an hour, especially while raising kids. And it’s okay to fall off track at times as long as you don’t stay there. If you pick a New Years Resolution idea and you don’t want to stick with it after a month then try picking a different resolution. But, try to give it at least a month. Allow yourself time to see if it works for you.
Are you ready for change?
Before I give you the list, it’s important for you to know that it’s more about your mindset than anything else. Are you ready to commit to making new habits that will make you feel better about yourself? Do you have the support around you that you need? Are you ready to be strong? I know you have that strength deep down inside of you. You just have to dig a little deeper if you’re having a hard time finding it.
With that being said, below is a list of New Years Resolutions that are perfect for any mom.
- Go to bed at the same time every night and try to get an extra hour.
- Make yourself a priority and create your own self-care plan. You can check out some self-care ideas here.
- Create a 20-30 minute daily exercise routine.
- Make your own savings by putting your extra change/dollar bills to the side then go on a shopping spree once you’ve saved enough.
- Refrain from drinking coffee, juices, and sodas. Drink water instead!
- Fill your mind with knowledge by picking up a book instead of watching TV. Commit to reading a book a month. Here are some great books on positivity and personal growth.
- Meditate daily.
- Make eating better a lifestyle change. Reach for whole foods instead of processed foods.
- Get out of the house more. Go for a walk or unwind at a local coffee shop.
- Treat people with kindness and love. Refrain from being moody with the people around you.
- Plan out your days and weeks by using a planner.
- Break a bad habit and create a new one.
- Live in the moment instead of worrying about the future or past.
- Challenge yourself to face your fears or what makes you feel uncomfortable (within reason).
- Give yourself a little more credit. Practice healthy self-talk. Build yourself up instead of tearing yourself down.
- Set down your phone and take a break from social media.
- Set aside time for yourself and your spouse to connect.
- Commit to thinking more positive. Look at the cup half full instead of half empty.
- Commit to writing a daily gratitude list.
- Listen to your body, when you need a break, take one.
- Declutter your home.
- Choose to start new friendships.
These are ideas that I have tried over the years. Quite a few of them are pretty simple but are often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of raising kids and keeping the house together. With that being said, sometimes being more aware is a resolution in and of itself.
I hope you’ll take these New Years Resolution ideas into consideration or at the very least know that you’re worth a little extra time! Create that confidence you always wanted and if you have it, then don’t ever stop working on yourself because you definitely deserve it.
What are your New Years Resolutions?