A Mother's New Year Resolutions
Friday, 26 January 2018 | Mummy and Little Me
My Mum New Year’s Resolutions.
I have never really been one to make New Year promises, and if I did I most certainly did not keep them past my birthday in March. I know there are things I should be doing, cutting down on brie, drinking less gin and getting fit in preparation for the marathon I am running in September but hay, cheese is good, Gin is even better, and I have 8 months, right?
So, I have decided to instead make a few positive ‘mum’ resolutions instead to try and keep (try being the word.)
- To focus, during our ‘family’ time I am always so preoccupied with everything else. Social media, deadlines, the washing, what everyone else is doing I miss what is in front of me. Like Harlow and Elijah playing together, building Lego on the floor with hot chocolate or going for family walks.
- Take more photos, especially that have me in them as well. I tend to get self-conscious and will just take them of the boys, but I want to remember all of us together.
- Plan activities, and follow them through, with a 6-month-old, 3-year-old and PND in tow I have become flakier than a Cadbury’s factory, so I am determined to plan fun things to do that may just be getting out the house for an hour, and to do them.
- To take time for myself on a regular basis, to recharge, to be calm, to just be balanced so I am calm and rational and not the raging barking person I seem to be now some days.
- To be grateful, I find myself comparing myself to others so much and what I do not have I don’t take stock of what I do. So, we have begun a gratitude jar to record down the things we have done that we have enjoyed and are grateful for to empty out and read at the end of the year. I am hoping it will help me gain some perspective.
- Take it slow, I spend every day listing the things that I have to do I become resentful when I do not get to do them. It may be because Elijah wants to play Fireman Sam again, the baby only wants to sleep on me or a hundred other reasons. I want to let go of the guilt of not achieving my very ambitious to do list and just let the day unwind to what it will be.
I am hoping my beginning to change my attitude slightly that it means I will be happier, more positive and ultimately begin to turn the tide on the war of PND and that this time next year I can say I achieved these and am better for it.
That’s if the marathon doesn’t finish me off first.
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