Time for a New Year with New Years Resolutions Moms?
Does it even make sense for there to be new years resolutions for Moms? Don’t Moms have enough on their plate without thinking of ways they need to “improve”?
This year think about your New Year and the New Years Resolutions that go with it in a different way. As you think about last year and the coming year, consider ways that you can make your to-do list easier.
One of the best ways to be a better Mom is to be a less stressed Mom for your family and kids. And a great way to be less stressed is to use tools and systems as a way to get there.
When you figure out the systems that make sense for your life and your house, you can automate it and forget about it. The following ideas and tips can help you make your New Years Resolution more likely to happen, by giving you the tools you need to succeed.
Regardless though, don’t feel bad if you don’t complete your new years resolution to your satisfaction. The main thing is to keep trying and you will get there!
You Don’t Have to Be a Better Person, You are Already Doing a Good Job
As a Mom, you are already doing great and important work. Busy moms just need a little help with things like planning family dinners, getting enough sleep, or dealing with a messy house (which is okay to have by the way – you are human).
Or maybe, you want to set a goal for spending less of your free time on social media (see below “8 Ways to Free Yourself from Distractions”). How about spending more quality time with your family and less screen time for all of you? Check out “How to Manage Your Time” for some hints on ways to make this possible too.
The point is to set realistic new year’s resolutions that help you every single day to achieve what is the most important thing for most of us – spending time with our family. We want to spend time with our family feeling relaxed and not stressed by the mountain of clothes that need washed or the remnants of the family meal that needs put away.
If you think about New Year’s Eve, as a random line drawn in the sand to give all of us a fresh start in the new year with our new goals, it can make it easier on you. If you try and fail, oh well! Try again.
As long as you keep your eye on the prize of where you want to be next year at this time, you will make progress. And progress is really all that is necessary while you are living your life to the best of your ability.
If you need help on where to begin, the following is a round-up of articles and resources to help you set some new habits and personal goals around what is important to YOU.
Are you looking to make your New Year – Easier?
If you want to find more time for not only the small stuff in life like indulgent bubble baths, but also some of the larger things like being the best version of yourself, then you want to read the following.
Do you wish you had more time? Ideas on time management techniques that help you get more done in less time.
“How to Manage the Chaos” is an article which highlights a collection of organizational books to help you conquer your clutter once and for all.
8 ways to free yourself from distractions that steal your focus can help you to save time by not being distracted from the job at hand. It gives you tips for handling the digital noise coming your way every day whether that be social media or the never ending news on your phone.
Why do some people have trouble achieving their goals and others don’t? Here is a step by step guide to taking any large goal or project and breaking it up into manageable pieces to help you achieve success with goal setting.
If you want to make your New Year’s Eve celebration more fun for your family this year, check out these awesome ideas from the Dating Divas for New Year’s Eve family celebrations.
Do you want to be more Creative?
If you suffer from mom guilt from time to time over things like having your own interests, there has never been a better time to put the guilt on the back burner for a while and spend some time doing what interests you.
Inspiration for how to live a life expressing the creativity you were given.
Do you feel like you are always put in the role of being the fun “police”? Time for you to have some fun too!
Ideas and permission to let yourself have some “play” time as an adult. Why we need it as adults and sources for inspiration to do so.
Would you like to be in a Better Financial Position?
Something that a lot of people have on their new year’s resolutions list is working on improving their finances. Here are several articles to help you make the most of the start of a new year.
How are finances related to self-care? Well, if you don’t take care of your finances your financial situation will be a mess. And that mess will make you stressed out, grumpy and irritable. What to do to get them in order.
Financial Resources to get you on the road to Freedom from Financial Worry.
Instructions for how to keep track of your income and expenses on an easy to use spreadsheet by month.
Is it finally time to take care of you too?
I’m sure you have heard about how you can’t “pour from an empty cup”, and it is true. Or rather you can, but not for very long before you run yourself into the ground and wind up suffering physically or mentally.
So, do yourself a favor and if this is something you have struggled with in the past, read a few of these articles to understand why you must take care of yourself too.
Become conscious of what you take in as far as your mind goes, not just your body.
Are you guilty of thinking if you take care of yourself, you are secretly being selfish? That somehow you should be able to just continue to forge along with no breaks, no rewards, and no self-love to keep you going?
While it is admirable to think about always putting yourself last for the sake of your family, you eventually must refuel yourself or you will suffer.
How to include a regular review of the areas in your life to see where you might be out of balance. Why taking time for yourself is a good thing to prevent feeling overwhelmed.
Are you generous with others but stingy with yourself? Do you save the “good stuff” because you somehow feel you aren’t worthy of it? Learn how to be generous with yourself through self-care – TODAY.
Would you like to feel more relaxed?
Are you feeling a bit stressed this time of year? If you feel like you could use some spa services but don’t have the funds to do so, see if any of the following can give you some ideas of ways to be more relaxed in the meantime.
The overwhelmed women’s guide to finding time to relax. Whether you have 5, 15 or 30 minutes, what YOU can do to relax in that time period. String together several of the time periods for a longer relaxation routine.
How often do you recharge your batteries to renew yourself? Here are 25 Sure Fire Ways to Recharge Your Batteries that are easy to do and feel better!
Interested in ideas for a room of your own? Do tiny houses, “She Sheds” or just a place to relax in peace sound awesome? If the answer is yes, check this out!
When do you need an attitude of gratitude the most? Precisely when you have it the least. This is just one of the many paradoxes of life. When you are feeling great about life and everything in it, it is very easy to be grateful.
New Years Resolutions for Moms – Now is the Time of Year to Think about What You Want
Whatever you do. try picking one thing at a time to focus on to change for the New Year. If you complete that to your liking, you can always choose another.
Trying to change too much at once will leave you feeling like you drank all the champagne in the bottles at the top – overindulged and feeling rotten.
The key is to continue to make small changes that will snowball into lasting change toward the person you want to be.
Best of luck to you in the New Year! Cheers from me to you!
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