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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Moms (2024)

New Year’s Resolutions for Moms. The new years is a great time to embrace the coming year with practical and realistic goals specifically tailored for mom life.

The week between Christmas and the New Year is my favorite time of year. It is a time where you can slow down just a little after opening gifts with the kids, putting batteries in their new toys, and not having to shop again for awhile, you can get some quiet time to think.

It is a time for reflection and the perfect time to slow down, take a step back and think of what you want and who you want to be in the new year.

Today, I am excited to share with you a roundup of 10 New Year’s resolutions for moms that are practical, achievable, and designed to make the coming year a little smoother and more fulfilling.

Let’s start this new chapter with a commitment to self-improvement, one realistic resolution at a time. 

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Moms

For us moms, life is a constant juggling act, and sometimes our own goals take a backseat to the daily hustle. But here’s the thing: the turning of the calendar is a gentle reminder that our personal growth and well-being matter too.

So, why not embrace the tradition of resolutions? Not the lofty, unattainable kind, but realistic goals that seamlessly fit into the busy-ness of mom life.

Stop Comparing Yourself

Let’s resolve to stop comparing ourselves to others. In the age of social media I know that can be hard but I promise, you are only seeing the highlights of someone’s life.

Also, comparing yourself to other moms is so emotionally draining and it takes away from living your own life.

Instead of measuring your worth against others, focus on yourself and what you want to achieve. Embrace your individual path and find joy in your own life and your own journey.

Commit to a Healthier Sleeping Routine

This is something I will be personally working on this year. The days I do not get adequate sleep, my mood is completely off.

And sometimes (more like many times), as a mom, our sleep is interrupted because we have little kids or maybe even a baby. But omg the nights where I sleep without interruption, everything changes. My appetite is balanced, my mood is cheerful and I am so much more productive.

One way I will be working on this personally is first making sure kids have a very relaxed night time routine. No screens after 6 pm so it helps them wind down, and ofcourse a warm bath and full tummies.

Then as soon as they are in bed, I am putting my phone away so my mind is not stimulated. And the plan is to spend 1:1 time with my husband and then read for 30 minutes before bedtime. 

This is the year I am prioritizing sleep because of how important it is to our health, especially our brains. I also want to go through my day with clarity and patience.

Take 10 Minutes a Day for Self-Care

Taking just 10 mintues each day for your own self-care can make a world of difference, especially to your mental health. Find some time to intentionally spend time with yourself.

For me, that’s my morning and nighttime skincare routines. I close the bedroom and bathroom door and I spend time taking care of my skin because it makes me happy and it relaxes me.

It does not have to be anything too time consuming. And you definitely don’t need to leave your house for it. You can just lay on your bed for a few minutes and enjy some quiet time. Doing something as simple as that can help you feel rejuvenated and reset. 

Speak Kindly to Yourself

This is the year you stop being your own bully. You need to become your own best friend. Your own cheerleader. Stop with the negative self-talk and victimization and replace it with affirmations.

Celebrate your victories, remind yourself how amazing, smart and beautiful you are.

Show yourself the same compassion you show others. You need to nurture a positive and supportive inner dialogue and watch your life change. 

Limit Screen Time

This year, let’s resolve to put your phone down more often. In this digital age with the constant scrolling on social media, it can be so hard to put our phones down.

What I’ve been doing this past year is putting my phone away after a specific time at night. I put my phone away in a different room so I can spend time with my husband and get some reading done.

I am not perfect and this is still a work in progress but it makes a huge difference in our relationship and just overall mental well being. 

And of course we all want to be on our phones less often and spend more time with family. But putting this into action is hard. So try to find balance, maybe by having a no-phone/technology policy during meal times and specific times during the day.

Find what works for you and try to stick to it!

Have more fun 

Amid the responsibilities of motherhood, it’s easy to forget to have fun. All we want to do is rush some moments, but when you feel like you want to rush a moment, challenge yourself to be in the present moment. 

The other day my daughter wanted to go outside and play in the snow, but it was right before lunch time. And instead of just saying yes, I said no because I was caught up in maintaining order and a schedule that I had made up.

Children remind us to have fun and play, but sometimes we’re so caught up in maintaining order that we miss life’s little moments. 

Make a commitment to infuse more enjoyment and play into your daily life especially if you have kids. Time goes by so fast and we only get to live this life once. And this does not just need to be finding joy with your kids, it can be rediscovering a hobby you love, or scheduling regular outings with friends.

Whatever it is, resolve to prioritize fun into your life which contributes to a positive mindset and a happier life. 

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Embrace the New Mom Experience

Ok so the baby shower was fun and exciting and you’re a new mom now and you have a little one at home so you are probably rolling your eyes at the previous new years resolutions listed.  

If you’re a new mom and these New Year’s resolutions for moms seems so far away, embrace the learning curve and unpredictability that come with the territory. Give yourself the time and space to adapt to the changes.

New moms have unique challenges and so try to approach this stage of life with patience, self-compassion and extending yourself grace.

This stage of life you are probably sleep deprived and living in survival mode and that is okay! Do not stress yourself with the little things. Just take the time to heal, rest and other things can come later.

Efficiently Manage Work-Life Balance 

For working moms, maintaining a balance between work and family can be so demanding.

Resolve to set boundaries and ask for help when you need it. Prioritize self-care and quality time with your family, recognizing that achieving a perfect work-life balance is an ongoing process and it will always be a juggle.

Some weeks my attention is needed more at work and other weeks my attention is more focused at home.

And you know what? That is 100% okay. Do your best and that’s all that matters.

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Practice Gratitude Daily

One of the best practices I have added into my life is practicing gratitude.

In the whirlwind of daily tasks, it’s so easy to overlook the blessings all around us and get into a complaining mood. Make it a resolution to consciously practice gratitude every day. Your entire outlook on life changes when you start noticing the good things around you.

You can do this through journaling or simply taking a moment to reflect. Cultivating gratitude can shift your perspective, improve your mental health and will make you a happier more positive person.

Find a day to meal plan

Okay I need to put this in here for a few reasons. One is because I’m a dietitian and I can’t help myself. Two it’s because anytime I share a video of What I Eat in a Day, the number one comment is, how do you find the time? It’s because I meal plan and meal prep. And three, it’s a lifechanging habit.

Find just one day a week to map out your meals for the week. You don’t need to have everything in place, but just knowing what you’re making for dinner 4 times per week releases so much stress and anxiety during the week. 

Pull out a piece of paper and make a list of meals you will be making in the upcoming week. And if you have an hour during the weekend, try to prep a few of the meals. You do not even need to cook them. Even just marinating the meat, assembling the lasagna, or chopping fruits and veggies is the biggest time saver! 

I hope you liked this blog post and it inspired you to plan for the upcoming new year! Make sure to leave a comment below letting me know which resolution you will be implementing! XX Ayat

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