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A New Year and a New Start?

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

 

A Mum Track Mind

 

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My Petit Canard
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27 Comments

  • littleoattree January 7, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    That’s really interesting about the self hypnosis. I might have to look that up – I definitely need some help with stress levels with the return to work. Sounds like a good plan you’ve come up with, so I really hope it helps and you have an awesome 2017! X

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 8, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      It really helps if you have the time to do it! Thankyou, you too! x

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  • Mrs Mummy Harris January 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    It sounds like you’ve got some really good goals to strive for inner peace. Maybe I should take a leaf out of your book haha! #KCACOLS

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Let’s hope I stick to them, haha! Thanks for stopping by x

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  • Emma Me and B Make Tea January 8, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    this sounds like a fab list to get you off to a good start. especially in using your hypnotherapy to maybe deal with any anxiety. we also find it useful to have a list written down of things to do in our area so that each weekend doesn’t become a bore. rainy days see us swimming, softplay or garden centres! ##fortheloveofBLOG

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 8, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      It’s great to have a plan for the weekends isn’t it! Thanks for stopping by x

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  • ourrachblogs January 9, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Some fab goals here. I’m sure you’ll achieve them! #bigpinklink

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Ah thankyou! x

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  • mommyandrory January 9, 2017 at 10:23 am

    I’m with you on the organisation and letting things go!
    I let the smallest things get on top of me and before I know it I’m stuck!
    Let’s hope for organised yet relaxing 2017!
    #KCACOLS

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 9, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Ah me too, it can be so frustrating. Here here, to being organised and relaxed this year! Thanks for stopping by x

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  • A Mum Track Mind (@amumtrackmind) January 9, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Good luck with your goals! Shift work is really difficult on the whole family – I remember it well! Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 9, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Thankyou! It’s relatively new to us so we are still adjusting, it’s the nights that get me! X

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  • Cheryl @ Tea or Wine January 10, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Oh well done! These sound like just enough to manage for 2017 and I wish you all the luck with them. I also need to get better at planning with my blog and my life!! I think we all do! And just like you, I need to learn to let go of things more too. Good luck with your goals and for a happy 2017! xx #BigPinkLink

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 11, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Thankyou! x

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  • Angela Watling January 10, 2017 at 11:43 am

    They sound like great goals to focus on. I struggle balancing everything when my husband and I work predictable hours; I can only imagine how hard it would be with shifts. Letting things go is definitely key. I have been working on it for years and it comes more naturally now; but it’s still hard if you suffer from anxiety. Good luck! #MarvMondays

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 11, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      It is difficult to get organised, there just aren’t enough hours in the day sometimes! So glad it comes more naturally to you, it’s a real skill x

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      • Angela Watling January 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm

        I think it’s just a side effect of being quite a neurotic person. I don’t cope very well with unexpected change – haha! x

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  • Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum January 12, 2017 at 11:17 am

    This is a fab to do list for 2017. Hypnotherapy sounds incredible, think I may need to look into it in a little more depth and I need to get more organised too….. I’m sure we can do it! Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink x

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 12, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Self hypnosis is fab! Thanks for stopping by x

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  • My Petit Canard January 12, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Good for you! It sounds like a great new year to do list. Especially the self hypnosis! I think I am going to have to check this out for myself as I could definitely do with some in my life 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Self hypnosis is fab if you want to fee totally relaxed, I highly recommend it! x

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  • Helen Gandy January 12, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Wow you’re a hypnotist that’s awesome!! I hope you manage to find some zen. Popping over from #marvmondays

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Thankyou! x

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  • After the Playground (@DrSharonParry1) January 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Sounds like a good plan to be especially about the anxiety. I need to do that myself so thanks for the reminder. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Thankyou! X

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  • crummymummy1 January 15, 2017 at 8:46 am

    All sounds very achievable – good luck! #KCACOLS

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood January 16, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Thankyou x

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