I have never been a new year resolutions person. Because I go with the flow and end up adapting to the situations that arise. I did have fitness goals this year which ended up in a garbage truck. And I am not at all proud of that. I reached my pre-pregnancy weight long time ago, but my workouts went for a toss. This year, the game will be real. More than fitness, my resolutions are inclined towards self-love and happiness.
2017 has been the busiest year ever. I did not take care of myself or my relationships and the only person I focused on was Ayu. That’s not bad, but it has brought some negative effects on my own health (mental and physical). I fight more, lose my patience more frequently and often sleep unsatisfied with my day. So I sat alone this long weekend and made a list of things that I am going to take care of in the coming year. I am pretty serious about keeping up with these resolutions. Here goes my list.
1) Get More Sleep
I have been sleep deprived ever since I became a mother. And getting more sleep means working on techniques to make Ayu sleep better. Hopefully he will this year. Would also make sure to catch some snooze while he naps.
2) Drink More Water
My skin reveals how dehydrated it is, thanks to the habit of forgetting to drink water. I will make sure that I drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday.
3) Read More
To be realistic, I would read at least 10 books in 2018. The books I wish to read are already on my book shelf.
4) Have a Fitness Regime
Yes, we are back to this. Indoor workouts or outdoor, this year is going to be my best! I am yearning to get fit. This also includes having a better and more nutritious diet. And my motivation is quite high this time. Though I never stopped those evening walks, they are not enough. You are going to hear about this a lot in the coming year.
5) Have More Patience
I lose it! And end up fighting with my husband, my maid or my mom. The consequence: Guilt, hard feelings, and hating myself. It all comes from my expectations which are too many from everyone. The main reason I have had failed relationships. And now with my kid, I am sad that I do get angry with him. Though for a split second. I need to work on this. And I will.
6) Cut the Complaining
This should naturally come when I am more patient. I’m learning to accept life the way it is.
7) Schedule More ‘Me Time’
This is the solution to most of my life problems. No body can make me happy, but myself. And I forget that every time. I am hoping to find more “me” time this year. I am planning to try out new recipes this year. Have missed baking a lot.
8) Stop the Negative Self Talk
You are a super awesome mama, wife and human being! This is what I will tell myself every day.
9) Relax More
As soon as Ayu is down for a nap, I start working. And do as much as possible throughout the day. I have actually forgotten what relaxing means.
10) Get More Organised
If I get more organised with my day, I might end sleeping well. Planning to change my daily routine so that I can give time to the important things that I have missed in 2017. And thus, achieving my new year resolutions.
In the end, this goes without saying, I will love more, laugh more and worry less ! These are my new year resolutions, what are yours?