The beginning of the year is the time of year to come up with 3, 5 or 7 fabulous statements of things that you will achieve in the next 365 days.
Do you remember last years resolutions? If you do, that’s great! Did you complete them? If you did that’s wonderful!
Our new year resolutions are too often too big. Have you ever made a resolution to run a marathon but you have not run since track in high school? Resolutions should be small pieces of the big picture. For example, if your big picture is to run a marathon, start with an attainable resolution of walking/jogging 2 to 3 times a week. This is still a big commitment, however it will not lead to complete failure mid-July when you have not opened your brand new box with Nike’s you purchased on sale January 2nd. Instead you can admit you are behind, open the box, and go for a walk. That way at years end if you have accomplished to at least walking or jogging twice a week you can feel great about yourself and you can extend the resolution to making a habit of jogging or running three times per week.
Isn’t that better than knowing it has been yet another year and you still have not run that marathon.
The following are 10 attainable new years resolutions for stay-at-home moms. Remember we are thinking of the big picture and we are focusing on the smaller attainable resolution.
Big Picture: Fitting into my pre-children dress size.
#1 Attainable New Years Resolution: Getting up and moving
Big Picture: Eating Healthy & Having a well balanced diet
#2 Attainable New Years Resolution: Take time each week to create a weekly menu and grocery list.
Big Picture: Having a Beautiful, Clean, and Organized Home
#3 Attainable New Years Resolution: Follow JustMommies.com or similar site, take time to adjust to you and your home.
Big Picture: Never lose my temper.
#4 Attainable New Years Resolution: Become slow to anger
Big Picture: Follow the perfect schedule so that everything gets done.
#5 Attainable New Years Resolution: Create a to-do list and follow your priorities.
Big Picture: Spend Quality Time with each child and husband every day.
#6 Attainable New Years Resolution: Make a date (weekly bi-monthly or monthly) and keep it with your family, children and husband.
Big Picture: Read Every Day
#7 Attainable New Years Resolution: Make a Book/ Magazine available at all times.
Big Picture: Remembering all my friends/ families birthdays and anniversaries.
#8 Attainable New Years Resolution: Create a Wall Calendar.
Big Picture: Scrapbook, Keep Baby Books, and Create photo books for each child up to date.
#9 Attainable New Years Resolution: Organize your pictures and start a family photo book for last year.
Big Picture: Choose your own Big Picture.
#10 Attainable New Years Resolution __________________________________________
What are your attainable New Years Resolutions? Watch this video above by The Win Online and hear advice on the vision board with Joyce Bone. This would be a great way to remember those attainable goals you have created for the year.
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