{manic mom-days}

{new year’s resolutions}

Now that we’re a couple of weeks into the new year, how are those resolutions holding up for you?

Keeping to your new habits is hard with children running around. Unless your resolution is to let your children run around wreaking more havoc than last year, then they can kind of stand in your way.

Whatever your resolution may be – be it working out more, eating healthier, reading more, saving more money, learning a second language – kids make it just a little more difficult.

Finding time to squeeze in new hobbies in between the diaper changes, the sleepless nights, the feeding of small vultures children takes a lot of motivation. And dedication.

My resolution last year was to make more time for reading because this bookworm had been slacking the previous years because it is something I enjoy doing; but hadn’t been making the time for. I was able to read so much more and I really stuck with this one. Some of my other resolutions fell away as the year rolled on because i just wasn’t motivated enough to make the time for them.

This year one of my resolutions is to do more projects. Something that took a back seat to the reading this past year. I am hoping to find a balance of doing all of the things I love while not ignoring the people I love to do them.

Well, there you have it, it’s been just another Manic Mom-day!

What are your New Year’s resolutions?! Are you finding the time and the motivation to stick with them?!

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8 thoughts on “{new year’s resolutions}

  1. It definitely is so hard keeping those new years resolutions. Hopefully this year you’ll be able to do more projects AND read more! It is hard though when life gets in the way. My new years resolution was to get more organized, and so far I think I’ve been sticking to it. But, my first baby is due in a few weeks – hah – I’m sure that wont throw off my resolution! 😂

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  2. I make New Year’s Resolutions all year long because I have such a hard time sticking to them! This year I am trying to get my kids to eat a little healthier in addition to myself. It’s so hard when you don’t know if they’re actually eating the fruit and veggies you are packing or if they’re trading them for junk food!

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    1. i never thought about that! i can see what my kids eat because they’re at home (minus my daughter for lunch at school now); but they do try to sneak things to the dog or they trade things amongst themselves.

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  3. I’ve stopped making “resolutions” per se because they were never something that I could stick with. Instead, I’ve worked towards making goals instead. Like instead of setting out to read more this year, I have set a goal to read 10 books this year. It’s slightly different and, yet, slightly the same. Sometimes, putting a new word on it in your mind can be helpful.

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    1. i totally get that! my reading goal this year is actually the same as last year. i also sometimes put things down that i had been doing the year before; but want to make sure i continue to do them! so those are kind of easier ones to stay on track with.

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