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.
One of mine is to go for coffee and cinema with you, soon. That OK? 😉
That sounds perfect !
its so easy to get into a pattern or rut. we have all done it I am sure.
print out your list I blu tack it to the inside of a kitchen cupboard door. That works for me
Meditation is a great tool too. even it you don’t manage a real meditaion the time before where you sit and let everything in your mind buzz at you and you make choices about whats important and what to do about others is so valuable. if I have not meditated for a while sometimes I only manage that for a few tries.
Swimming. I joined the local hotel pool when we first moved here and its the best thing I ever did for myself. it has a pool, stream sauna and spa. its not glam but its quiet and its somewhere to head to. I always come out blissed out.
I wrote mine a few days ago on my blog. I am quite excited about this year coming.wishing you and yours a very Happy new year xx
Happy new year to you too !!
Nice picture 🙂 and good resolutions and here is to making them happen xxx
great list and its important to make some resolutions even, if like me, you suck at keeping them! i my have to post mine up now and then I will have to attempt to keep to them !
hope you are better at abiding by yours x
Thanks, good luck with yours.