Let’s not deny it, Moms. We can be a lazy bunch, especially when it comes to our resolutions each year.
It’s not easy; after all, we have a million and one things already on our to-do list. It never ends.
Who here makes resolutions and actually sticks to them? Not me.
If you do, I truly and whole-heartedly applaud you!
Also, this post may not be for you.
I’m here to talk to the
lazy folk. Let me re-word that.
The beautiful, lackadaisical, well-intentioned ladies that really want to accomplish and cross off all on their to-do list but tend to fall off the wagon a few times throughout the year (*cough*January 2nd*).
It’s not a crime slipping on your resolutions and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with you. It’s just really tough sticking to goals when it can seem a little insurmountable to our already long list of things to do.
I think what needs to change is writing a resolutions list.
I do love lists though. I’m list-obsessed. It helps me stay organized and the feeling of crossing things off is amazing.
But perhaps for your resolutions, start the year with a fresh new and positive perspective on life. Make it a goal (in your head) to make it a year filled with lots of FUN and ACTION and more time with your children.
Less time in front of a computer or on your smart-phone and more time getting fresh air and playing more.
Less greasy foods that are making you even more sluggish and more yummy foods that actually give you the energy you so badly need. Doesn’t mean you can’t have a cupcake!
Less shouting and stressing and more laughing and breathing – this is so important!
Organize and clear out your closet of all those too-small, too-big or too-old clothing you have lying around and donate to your local consignment shop. This makes space for new clothes that will fit the brand new you once you start making it a goal (in your head) to get more active this year! Shopping as motivation? AWESOME!
I recently read this article on the Globe and Mail and found these to be super helpful!
One of the biggest wastes of money every start of the year is a monthly gym membership. We get excited, lock into a contract, and then lose our motivation come spring. This year, don’t jump into a membership unless you’ve demonstrated you’re committed to regular workouts – just because you start paying $50 a month doesn’t mean you’re suddenly serious about getting into shape. Set up a home gym next month as the first step.
If you live in a small space, then commit to a walking or running schedule. In a recent YouTube video, Dr. Mike Evans, a physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, explained why walking is the single best thing we can do for our health. And the good part is that the number one thing we can do for ourselves is also free.I always like FREE.
So what do you think? Do you feel less inundated for the start of 2014?
In 2014, you will forgive yourself for not sticking to all your New Year’s Resolutions.
Times are tough; you’re doing the best you can. Be gentle with yourself.
Have a Safe & Happy New Years!