Happy New Year!

New Year’s Resolutions…

My first attempt at a blog post for 2019! Happy new year everyone, I hope you and your families have all had an enjoyable festive period.

In the past new year has always been a time where I put demands on myself to sort out various aspects of my life such as eating healthier, trying a ne hobby (as I realise I don’t have any), promising to stay in touch with friends more often etc. I then, like many people, get to the end of that year and realise that after about January the 10th I already stopped putting the effort into doing these things. Except for last year I promised myself that I would try and get the kids out and about as much as we could and do more things together, this I think we succeeded at. We went away 5 times during the year and had various outings in between. Most of which I managed on my own with all 4 kids, challenging at times but honestly the best times of the year by far.

This year I have decided not to put pressure on myself to meet specific targets. I want to ensure that we have things to look forward to as a family and that I have things to look forward to myself. I have realised that as long we are working in the right of our goals then it doesn’t matter how fast or slow we make progress towards them. Small steps or slow progress is much better than expecting too much and then feeling like you have failed at something. I am the kind of person who, when I decide I want something, I want it now. Even if it’s something like a skill that takes a long time to master, I get frustrated with myself that I am not as good as I want to be at it faster.

So, I suppose by saying I’m not going to make a new year’s resolution this year and give myself a break I AM actually making one. Oops!