I’m not a fan of ‘New year resolutions’ as such. I have never made them and I believe that there is always an opportunity to make a change without needing the excuse of a new year. However, I thought I would make a list of things I would like to achieve in 2016. Just to see this time next year how many I have ticked off. I am sharing it with you all as you might want to play along, see if we can tick some off and make 2016 a good year.
🔹Take 5 or 10 minutes everyday just for myself – Watch something I enjoy or just sit in the sunshine. It’s so easy to get caught up with working, the kids, cleaning etc etc etc and forget about myself.
🔹 Walk more – with my family, dog, alone. My kids love going for a walk and this is perfect for me. I’m not into huge fitness goals but walking more can’t be bad for me right?
🔹Squat – do some squats everyday. 2016 will be my year of the toned booty.
🔹 Compliment someone everyday – If I don’t go out make sure I compliment my children or husband. If they are being ‘difficult’ find something that I have done well and compliment myself.
🔹 Think less – try not to think about things that haven’t happened yet. As an organised person I barely ever switch off and I need to think less and relax more.
🔹 Try a new recipe once a fortnight – It’s so easy getting stuck in the same routine of dinners. I will make something new each fortnight and will have at least 26 new recipes under my belt this time next year.
🔹 Spend more time at the beach – I grew up going to the beach a lot, fishing, sailing and waterskiing. After seeing how much my kids enjoyed the sun, salty water and sand. I want to be there making memories more often.
🔹Drink more water!
🔹Take less Panadol – by no means am I addicted but I find I reach for the panadol far too easy with any sign of a headache. Time to ditch it, drink more water and relax so I don’t get a headache.
🔹Be present– it’s so easy to get distracted with technology, work, bills. I need to make a conscience effort to focus on just one thing.
🔹Host some amazing dinner parties – Everyone must get dressed up and have an amazing night. Since having kids it’s hard to catch up with friends. I want to do more of it.
🔹Spend less – I’m a huge impluse spender. I don’t need two packets of Grain Waves because they are on special at Coles, 18 different lipglosses or the new yoghurt just because the packet looks fancy. I will endeavour to put the shiny items down and save some more cash.
🔹 Have fun!!! – Kids really do know how to have a good time. I want to worry less about the washing, bills and mundane everyday stuff and enjoy life. I want the sun on my skin and a smile on my face.
Hopefully this time next year I will have achieved some (or all) of these things. I will be relaxed, squatting, walking on the beach and coming home to cook my new recipes at dinner parties that I am throwing with all the money I have saved 😂. Either way, all I can do is try. Feel free to share your new years list with me.