Happy New Year ! I’m not normally one for making resolutions. Generally if change needs to happen, I try to make it happen there and then. I’m simply not patient enough to wait for new years resolutions. This year is different, because I need change. I need to be happier. It is that simple.
So I’m making some resolutions for me and my family, because I can and should be less stressed all the time.

So here goes
1. Worry less. I worry about nearly everything. I worry about my parenting, my friendships, my relationship, my family, the list goes on and on. I spend hours and hours every day worrying about things which mostly probably are not worth worrying about. This means I’m often stressed, which feels like such a waste of my time. So in 2012 I’m going to try to “not sweat the small stuff”.

2.Make more time for me. I spend a lot of time looking after my children and husband and have abandoned a lot of the things which make me happy. Now some of this is part and parcel of becoming a mother (tv marathons on Sunday afternoons and Caribbean holidays fall into this category until I find the perfect pixie childcare).

However I should still be able to find time to paint my nails, rub body cream on after a shower, and dance around the kitchen to my favourite songs. All of which I have not been doing. Such small things which I’m sure would help me be a happier (equalling better) mum.

3.Make time to make my man feel loved and cherished. Another thing to fall of the agenda post children has been being a loving wife. Don’t get me wrong I love my husband but often find myself barking instructions as we get stuck into the full time job of caring for three small children. My husband is not a demanding man but I know a cup of tea, cuddle and kind word would go miles towards making him feel appreciated.

So there you have it, new years resolutions. I’m feeling genuinely optimistic at the moment. I still feel pretty low but I have moments of clarity where I can see just what I need to make myself happy.

So did you make any resolutions ? What were they ? I hope they were good ones and not daft ones like giving up chocolate (because that’s gonna hurt). Let me know.