I like to make my New Year Resolutions simple and attainable so I actually feel like I’m accomplishing something! I reflected on this past year, including the birth of my second child, and how it’s changed me as a person. I’m always striving to become a better mommy, wife, and human being. Here are three simple New Year resolutions I would like to accomplish in 2017.
3 Simple New Year Resolutions Every Mom Should Focus On
1. Be More Organized.
I used to consider myself a decently organized person. But after having two kids I found myself feeling in disarray every day! First, I would go to cook dinner and realize I was missing key ingredients. Then I was missing socks. Or I would leave the grocery store without the ONE item I went in for! So I knew I had to make a change. I bought some cute note pads and planners and got to work. A cute visual helped me meal prep for the week, write grocery lists, and even make a cleaning schedule. It sounds simple and obvious, but this helped me tremendously!
2. Be More Patient.
I’ll be the first to admit that I lose my patience a lot. I get overwhelmed easily and the demands on a mother are tough! But I always feel horrible after I snap at my toddler for yelling my name for the millionth time or when I get frustrated with my husband for not folding the clothing the right way. My children need to see that it’s important to stay calm and practice self-control when we are frustrated…and I am their role model. I have to practice what I preach!
3. Take Care of Myself.
I’m still learning how essential self-care is, and I know I don’t do it enough. As a mother, I have sacrificed everything for my children, and I have given up my hobbies so I can with them more. But if I feel overwhelmed, tired and weary, then I won’t feel fully present for my children. So I need to learn to take breaks and do small things for myself. Lately I’ve learned that the phrase “You can’t pour from an empty cup” is totally true.
I hope you are able to create some New Year resolutions that help you have a fabulous 2017!
Latest posts by Gloria Brooks (see all)
- 3 Simple New Year Resolutions Every Mom Should Focus On - February 8, 2017
- You can support “Breast is best,” but not be “Anti-formula” - January 25, 2017
- 4 Misconceptions of a Stay at Home Mom - January 11, 2017