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It’s that time of the year where unrealistic goals are made and no one ever seems to stick to them. So, how about doing things a bit differently this year and follow these New Year’s resolutions for moms that are easy to keep, accomplish, and check off your list?
As a mom, there’s so much that you try to accomplish, but let’s face it, you’ve already got a lot on your plate. So, instead of shooting for the stars, here are some realistic New Year’s resolutions for moms that you can add to your list this year:
I’ll stop fighting with Teta and Geddo when they interfere in how to raise my kids.
It’s time to accept the fact that they won’t stop breaking your rules, spoiling your children and feeding them things they’re not supposed to.
I’ll start wearing workout clothes at least twice a week.
You don’t have to necessarily go the gym, but take the first step and put on the right gear just to get you in the mood. That’s one step forward, isn’t it?
I’ll start scheduling some me-time every week.
Even if it’s locking yourself in the bathroom for 30 mins, at least you can be kids-free.
I’ll start thinking about my future.
A girl can dream, right? Even if you don’t end up doing anything about it, it’s important to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world and the skills you need to develop. Find something you’re passionate about and start developing it.
I’ll really try to use positive parenting.
As we say, “El mohem el neya”. Give yourself points for trying.
I’ll try to invest more time into my relationship with my husband.
Handling the children isn’t an easy task and can really be exhausting, but how about trying to have a regular date night once a month where you forget about the kids and re-kindle your love for each other? Whether it’s just going out for dinner or having a movie night at home, it will be a lot of fun to put your motherhood on hold for one night per month and just have some fun.
I’ll stop believing everything I see on Facebook/Instagram.
All those mamas with their perfect bodies, well-mannered kids, loving husbands, and picture-perfect shots can make you feel so depressed about your own life. Instead of letting it get to you and thinking you’re doing something wrong, it’s time to embrace the reality of the social media world and that not everything you see is genuine and real. People choose to post only what they want you to believe, instead of the whole truth. Remember that the next time you take it too personally.
I’ll spend more time with my girl-friends.
It’s difficult maintaining a social life when you have kids, especially with how early you end up waking up. But, you really need to surround yourself with a strong support system and that’s why you should give yourself the chance to spend some time with your friends.
I’ll start taking more care of myself.
How about you start one step at a time and just start with a make-over or something easy you can do? How does changing the color of your hair sound? Or getting a mani-pedi every once in a while?
I will try to be my children’s friend and not just their mother.
Trying to raise your kids to be decent human beings makes you put on the role of the mother and you forget to enjoy their company. How about giving yourself a breather and have fun baking, cooking, playing games or just enjoying their company for a change in 2020 instead?