I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions. I think if i’m going to make a change I should just do it. No preparing myself for it, just biting the bullet and going for it.
However, as 2017 is fast approaching I can’t shake the niggling feeling that something has to give. The freshness of the New Year seems to be drawing me in, and is making me want to have a clean break. I really want 2017 to be a year of change, I want it to be our year. One where we really come into our own as a family.
With this is mind I have decided to put together a New Year to-do list. I will tackle my list one day at a time, if i’m going to stick to my resolutions they have to be implemented gradually. So here it goes:
- Make my peace with Hub’s shift work – I find shift work incredibly difficult. I know I’m not the one that has to do it but it’s trying on the whole family. The fact is though that his shift patterns aren’t going to change anytime soon. First off all I need to accept this and secondly I need to adapt and live life to the fullest around said shifts.
- Hypnotherapy – I’m a qualified Hypnotherapist and I really believe in it’s benefits. The thing is I don’t apply it to myself often enough. Taking time out to properly relax and self-hypnotise is good for the soul. It reduces stress and anxiety, giving the mind and body the well earned rest that I’m sure a lot of us are well overdue. There are so many apps out there that can walk you through self-hypnosis, I highly recommend giving it a go if you feel like you need a bit of TLC.
- Getting organised – my blogging life can get hectic if I let it. I need to use a planner and schedule more. I need to set weekly goals so I can see that progress has been made. My home life needs to be more organised too, planning activities and days out is essential to stop me going insane. This is something I definitely need to implement to benefit both my girls and I.
- Letting things go – as an anxiety suffering veteran I’m sure I have made this resolution numerous times over. This time I need to give this one much more attention. Outwardly I am good at rationalising situations, but underneath anxiety often takes over. I need to apply a little self care here and reinforce the rationale that I am able to apply on the surface.
I could go on and on with this list but slow and steady wins the race, I don’t want to overload myself and fall at the first hurdle. 2017 we are coming to get you!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!