This isn’t your average New Year’s Resolution list. It has nothing to do with losing weight, but everything to do with shedding all the unnecessary self-doubt, shame, and comparisons. Make this year more than just thinning you waist line or fattening up your wallet. 2019 can be the year you finally get back to the core of what makes you happy.
Why you NEED this List
One thing I’ve learned about motherhood is nothing, I mean NOTHING, prepares you for the all consuming-ness of being a mom. To be so wrapped up and inter-woven into every detail of your kids lives. Making sure they are living THEIR BEST LIFE, all the while we’re living off bread crumbs. Depriving ourselves of all the things we used to take for granted, all because we’re told that loving someone means you put them first. Which undoubtedly means we come last or not at all.
Well this year, this list, will help you climb back on your list of “Things To Do!” Don’t let motherhood fool you into thinking that your family’s happiness should be above your own. You matter too! Your happiness matters, your joy matters, your fulfillment matters.
How to Get Started
The idea of changing 10 major things in your life is enough to make any mom pull the covers over her eyes and binge watch another season of Grey’s Anatomy or Outlander. It seems like too much to do on top of keeping the little’s alive and thriving. The goal here isn’t to take everything on at once, but to find the one habit that seems the easiest to work on right now.
Why the easiest? If you start off with a habit that’s too challenging to achieve, you’ll give up the 9 others without even trying. You need to set yourself up for a win. So choose your first habit wisely!
How long it takes you to work through each of the habits is completely up to you. Most experts say it can take anywhere from weeks to months for a habit to truly be changed, so be patient and give yourself some grace as you work through checking each habit off this list.
As you can see, these 10 habits are all about more; adding more goodness to your life. Finding the things in your life you love and leaving the rest. So now that we’ve equipped you with 10 Healthy Habits to kick off the new year, which one will you start with?