Are you looking for some new year’s resolutions you can actually stick to?
Some new habits to become a better mom and a better you?
Chose lose weight again if you want to but also consider these ten new year’s resolutions to help moms be better mothers and have a better year.
10 Must Try New Year’s Resolutions For Moms
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1.) Put your phone down and be present with your family.
This one is on top of my new year’s resolutions for moms because I am so guilty of this.
I don’t know why we love mindlessly scrolling on Facebook but we do and it needs to stop.
Our phones suck us in a distract us from what’s really important.
Just like we give our kids screen time limits, it is just important that we give them to ourselves too.
2.) Try not to yell and apologize when you do.
Another hard one mama’s, I know.
I have a three-nager at home and she tests my limits more times in one day than I can count.
When I’m totally burnt out and my patience is gone I yell.
This year, when I start to get to that point I’m going to try to take a deep breath instead.
And when I fail, because I know I will, I will apologize.
Showing your children that you make mistakes and showing them the correct way to fix those mistakes is an important life lesson.
3.) Stop comparing yourself to other moms.
Seriously just stop.
Brittany may have posted a picture of the three course meal she cooked to Facebook, but you didn’t see that the rest of her house is a zoo.
No one is perfect.
When you see other moms who seem like they always have it together, you’re only seeing half the story.
We’re all on our own journey through motherhood and we’re all trying our best.
Be proud of yourself, your journey, and don’t compare yourself to other moms.
4.) Get organized with the best planner for moms.
Let this year be the year of organization!
I don’t know about you but when I’m organized I thrive.
Mom’s can’t remember everything and we can only fly by the seat of our pants for so long.
Make it a habit to plan out your week in a mom planner on Sunday’s.
Appointments. Meal plans. Playgroups. Activities. Goals.
It’ll start your week off right.
5.) Read more.
When is the last time you read a good book?
From start to finish?
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom doesn’t count.
If you’ve found the time to waste scrolling a hundred miles on Facebook last year you should be able to finish one book this year.
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6.) Start a savings account and make a deposit each week.
You know you can save money if you really try.
Even if it is only a few dollars a week.
Make it your new year’s resolution to open that savings account this year and start saving money for something you really want.
Whether it’s enough to take that dream vacation to Hawaii or just enough to buy that scarf you’ve had your eyes on, you’ll be glad you did.
7.) Be kinder to yourself.
You’ll get a lot farther in this world by being kind to yourself.
When you make mistakes, forgive yourself and keep moving forward.
Make this the year of self love, good vibes, and a positive attitude.
See how far you’ll go.
8.) Do more bonding activities with your kids.
Before you know it they’ll be grown.
They’ll go down their own path in life and you’ll wish for these days back.
To play one more game of hide and seek or take one more trip to the playground.
Make the most of every day of their childhood by doing more activities with your kids.
I just made a list of 101 Mother Daughter Bonding Activities if you’d like to check it out.
9.) Accept the mess.
When you kids are all grown and out of the house you can have a clean home again.
But like I said that day is going to come before you know it.
Yea don’t be a slob, pick up every once in a while, but don’t let it consume you.
Spend time with your little ones and enjoy the mess making while you still can.
10.) Stop striving for perfection.
We live in a Pinterest perfect world.
Social media shoves the idea of perfection down our throats and we feel so inadequate.
But it’s all lies ladies.
Your house is going to be dirty far more than it’s going to be clean.
Your daughters going to fight and cry why you try to take the picture for the Christmas card.
Your marriage will go through ups and downs.
The craft you try to do with your kids won’t look anything like the picture.
You will almost always feel like you’re losing the battle with laundry.
And that is more than okay!
This is life. Don’t be miserable striving for perfection.
Instead, be happy doing more of what you love with the people you love while you still have them in your lives.
Happy New Year!
What are your new year’s resolutions? Let me know in the comments below!