How can you benefit from making 2018 a golden year for you and your family? Instead of quoting the words “New year, new me”, try adding the words “New year, new us” into your resolution.
Some find it challenging to stick to a new year’s resolution.
I know I am one of them. Many people have the intention to stick to theirs. But how much good are you really doing for yourself, if you don’t end up sticking to your resolution?
This year, I decided to incorporate my daughter and my husband into my New Year’s resolution. And here is a list of simple, fun ideas to help you with yours as well!
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7 New Year’s Resolutions to benefit you and your family this year:
Spend more time outdoors.
During the winter season this is a little tricky, especially if you live north, like me. But I plan to spend time outdoors every day during the warmer season, even if it’s only for 30 minutes.
But make sure you get the whole family together for when you plan to go on hikes!
Include more exercise in your resolution.
You should at least be getting 30 minutes of exercise each day. But who has the time for that when you’re a busy mom!? If you’re a non fitness chick like me, then try mixing up your daily routine by having a little dance party while doing the laundry, and have your little one join you.
Try reading more books.
I’d love to keep reading more! And I don’t do it enough as much as I’d like to. But this year my resolution is to read more books. You and your hubs can do this with your toddler too.
I like to read her a book or two before bedtime. But try to have a window during playtime to establish more reading habits. I don’t do this enough as I am so busy. But books and reading are so crucial for development and learning.
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Have more cuddle sessions.
Sometimes we just need to enjoy all of the cuddles that we can get. Take a moment with your babe during the day to have cuddles and hug time. This really goes to show how much love you can give to your little one.
And I’ve noticed how much stress that it takes off of myself as well. In fact, get your hubby to join in. This a special way for the whole family to bond and show true love.
Establish a routine.
Ever since my daughter was born, I felt that it was always necessary to establish a routine. I felt much more organized that way. But once she started getting older, I started to slack off in that department.
Especially, with having a bed time routine. I had noticed that once my daughter started staying up past 7 or 8 pm, she wouldn’t want to go to bed until 10 or 11.
So, I started getting back to a routine again, and within a week she started going to bed by 7. And she is now sleeping through the entire night. I will be writing a post next week about how I accomplished this, so stay tuned for it.
Laugh and love more.
Life alone can be so stressful. But when you’re a mom, your whole world changes and now you have someone who depends on you 24/7. So now that you two are stuck together… have more laughs and try to find humor in your life. Trust me… it makes things much easier on yourself and it makes motherhood that much more enjoyable too.
I’m not saying you need to go on a kale diet, but I like to cut back on the junk food. I’ve noticed how much healthier I feel when I drink more water and eat my daily intake of fruits and veggies.
Now that my daughter is getting her teeth in, she can explore more foods, and more textures. So it’s going to be interesting to see what she likes and doesn’t like.
To my surprise, she actually loves tomatoes and I can’t stand them. But I love that she loves them, so I can’t wait to explore more foods with her.
Do you have any new year’s resolutions that include you and your family this year? Let me know in the comments down below.
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