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What’s your ultimate New Year’s Resolution?

The start of 2019 is just 12 days away and for many people, the New Year can’t come soon enough. I always look forward to the New Year and the chance to start afresh, as a family we always go out for a big walk somewhere on New Year’s Day to blow away the cobwebs whether it’s a trip to the beach or just a walk around the local fields. It feels good to get outside and feel alive.

Happy New Year

New Year’s Resolutions

I was asked a couple of days ago if I would be making any New Year’s Resolutions at which point I would usually say “no I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions” but this year I actually paused and thought for a moment before responding. Right there and then I decided, I will make a New Year’s Resolution and that’s to take more care of myself. In September I fractured my ankle and am still suffering the effects of it now, I haven’t been able to go to the gym, to get out for walks with the dog or anything really. I had been looking at spa breaks located in Cheshire as a treat for Simon and I but that went out of the window. Since then I have overeaten, felt stressed and generally just a bit ‘meh’ so I want to start 2019 with focus and drive to be a better, healthier me. I am not setting any goals for weight or big challenges, just to ensure that I do get back to the gym, that I will get walking again (and wearing good ankle support), that I will do my physio exercises and to start meditating for my mental wellbeing.

Word for 2019

Last month I downloaded Headspace and have been meditating when I can, on those days I have noticed a marked improvement in the way that I think and feel. I have been calmer with the children and the effect passes down to them too. My hope is that 2019 will be a calmer year with fewer arguments and less stress with the children, my word for 2019 is going to be CALM.

What’s yours?

By complete coincidence on the day of this discussion, I spotted this infographic about The Ultimate New Year’s Resolutions and it totally resonated with me, it was that moment of “the universe is trying to tell me something and by George, I’m going to listen.” Have a read and see what you think, are you considering any New Year’s Resolutions? Do you have your word for 2019 yet?

NewYears_Infographic_Mottram_Hall

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8 Comments

  1. December 23, 2018 / 7:15 am

    I always set a NY resolution, but I’m not very good at sticking to them. I think it’s important to set small goals that are more achievable 🙂

    • December 29, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      Yes I think that sometimes people aim too high with their goals and then give up when it seems out of reach.

  2. December 23, 2018 / 8:19 am

    Calm is a great word for 2019. I do make resolutions but nothing too specific, more goals than resolutions.

    • December 29, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      Goals are a much better idea than resolutions 🙂

  3. December 23, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    That’s a great resolution to make, I’ve used headspace and found it really useful to help me relax after a busy day. Hope you get to go to your spa day soon.

    • December 29, 2018 / 5:11 pm

      Headspace is making a lot of difference already, I am so pleased that I found it 🙂

  4. December 23, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Mine is a really simple one – get more sleep! I’m always up until the wee hour doing stuff, none of which is important enough to loose sleep over. I rarely get to bed before midnight and am always tired. More sleep is the first step to better self care for me!

    • December 29, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      I had to promise myself more sleep for exactly the same reason. I put my lights on a timer switch so that they went off when I needed to turn my laptop off and chill down before bed.

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