Lifestyle, Mommin’

New Years Resolution: New Year, Same Me, but a Better Version

I ain’t going to lie. 2018 has been great, but not without hardships. It has been a really tough year for me and my family. I’ve been doubting our decision to move here and my anxiety has been through the roof. On the flip side, we’ve also had the blessing of the birth of Keira, our 3rd child.

If I have learned one thing throughout this past year, it’s that no matter how much you plan and map out the way you want your life to go or should be, things will still happen beyond your control. And the most important point at that point is how you react, adapt, and accept things that you cannot change, and move forward with your life. 

I had talked about the goals and resolutions I have for my family in this post here. But I also have plans for myself. Now, the normal saying at the beginning of each year is usually, “New Year, New Me.” But this year, I wanted to think differently. So this is my take on 2019’s resolutions: New Year, Same Me, but a better version. I wanted to make sure that I took time to focus on myself and give myself a little ME time, something I’ve been slacking on. The things that I’ve come up with are goals that I set for myself, and I’m hoping at the end of the year I can confidently say that I did what I set out to do. 

Be present:

90% of the time, my mind is racing a million miles a minute, and I’m always worried about what comes or what to do next. I think it comes with the territory of being a mom. But I really want to try to be more present of each moment. I want to really try and enjoy the moments as they come and not worry so much about little things that either I can’t change, or that don’t really matter.

Practice Mindfulness:

This ties into the first goal, but to be more specific, I want to try and get some meditation in my day to day life. Obviously with 2 young kids it makes it hard to be able to have a set schedule, but if I could give myself 5 mins of meditation each day, I’ll feel successful. Not to mention it should help me with my overall health and well being.

Read more:

I am actually a full blow book worm. As a kid that’s what I would spend a lot of my summer doing, indulged in book after book. If I get caught in a good read, I could finish it in a day or two. Over the last couple years I’ve slowly built my collection up again (I gave away most of my books when we moved) but I haven’t been able to finish a SINGLE one. I’m hoping that I can finish what I have, and get more books on my “to- read” list.

Keep blogging:

When I decided to really take on blogging a couple months ago, I had no idea how much work it would entail. There’s so much more for me to learn and to be honest, it’s really overwhelming. I just want to push myself to keep going. Writing is a passion of mine and this is something I really enjoy doing. My blog is not quite where I want it to be at, so I just have to keep at it and keep pushing through.

These are my goals for 2019. What are yours? Do you have specific things you want to achieve? Comment if you do, I’d love to hear it.

It’s the first page of another 365 page book. Let’s make it a GREAT one!

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