A new year, a new start. So much possibility to change oneself and accomplish long forgotten goals and dreams.
2012 was an amazing year for me and I want to focus on the little things in 2013.
Here are my resolutions:
1. Have more patience:
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Having a child has taught me the importance of patience. In the past 8 weeks things that seem easy have turned out to be incredibly challenging. From healing my body to putting Baby Chance to bed I need to be more patient. Improving my patience won't come overnight but understanding the little joys of it have helped. When I'm tired at 5am and just want Baby Chance to sleep instead of being inpatient I try to hold him and feel thankful for my son and know that these moments are fleeting. Enjoying every second and accepting that frustrations are only temporary help me gain perspective and thus patience.
2. Be on top of things:
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How many of you have a Pinterest board dedicated to organization? I've read countless articles on how to be efficient. What I've discovered is there is no secret. Just get it done. Taking 10 minutes at night to tidy the house, washing the dishes right away and using Sunday to prepare a weeks Worth of meals are all things that greatly improve my day to day life. Is it easy? NO. But If I just get off my butt and get it done it's amazing how much more productive and relaxed the week is.
3. Nurture my relationship with Mr. H. :
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I don't agree with people who say "Having a baby changes your relationship, just accept it." Yes, there are major changes but I truly believe if I work at it Mr. H. and I can maintain a wonderful, fun, thrilling, romantic marriage. Will it take a bit more effort at times? Of course! I have already made steps to ensure this success. At one month we had our sweet neighbors watch Baby Chance so we could go to dinner and a holiday party. It was incredible hard to leave my little man but well worth it to have alone time with my other main man. Communicating my needs and checking in with each other is a huge part of making it work.
4. Be a chic mom:
Yesterday I mentioned there are days I'm in PJs until late afternoon. With a baby in the house it's super easy to fall into the trap of not taking care of yourself. But honestly who wants to come home to an unshowered mess of a wife? (If the tables were turned I wouldn't!) I love being a mom. Playing with my little man, seeing him smile and coo have surprisingly come easy to me. Making an effort to shower, get dressed and eat well have not come so easy. This week I started back on Weight Watchers. (Side note: I 100% believe in the program, have lost 32 lbs with them and also work there.) Having a goal of getting back into skinny jeans makes me feel motivated and in control. I want to look good for myself, my husband and my baby. I love dressing Baby Chance in stylish outfits so why shouldn't I dress myself the same?
5. Be thoughtful:
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Our words have so much meaning. They can lift someones spirit or be very hurtful. Speaking only takes seconds but the impact of those words lasts much longer. This year I want to think before I act. From gossiping with friends to replying to emails I want to mean and support every word. Life is too short to be nasty!
Do you have any resolutions this year? Please share.