My New Year Resolutions

I decided I’m going to share my New Year resolutions here for a couple of reasons; first, because I don’t mind sharing and secondly, it will hold me accountable to them during the year if they’re public – scary thought! You also might find some ideas here that could work for you too. So here they are in no particular order:

1. Continue to de-clutter our house
After we moved in over a year and a half ago, I never really unpacked certain things properly and have been a little disorganized…so I’m finally getting to it, albeit slowly, but it feels so much better.

2. 1 x load of washing/day
I have already started doing this and it’s making my life so much easier. I used to wash on one particular day of the week but it was just too much work in one day. My new approach works so much better for me…and sometimes cause I’m so up to date there is actually nothing to wash because I’m organized and ahead.

3. Stop allowing $5 monthly overdraft charges on my bank account
Seriously what a waste of money. I have to organize my bank account and transfers etc on time. and be on top of things so I don’t let this happen. I thought I was on top of it but then this shouldn’t happen each month for no reason…so no more I say!

4. Toilet train Sophia
I know this may take some time but I have to start at some point…plus she knows so much it’s worth giving it a try now and see how we go. Either way she will be toilet trained this year at some point.

5. Fantastic birth of our new baby girl in February
Well of course I hope this goes well and if I go in with a positive frame of mind it will help me stay calm. No birth plan as such but just be open and positive to whatever happens. If I can do it once, I can do it again.

6. After I recuperate for six weeks after the birth, get back to my pre-baby weight with healthy eating and exercise…and then document my weight progress online
I’m hoping this will be fun and inspirational so let’s see what happens in a few months’ time. Wish me luck.

7. Be an organized super mummy
I know this is general and not very specific but I know what I mean. After the birth of Sophia, I was ill and had surgery a few months later (that’s another story) and it took me ages to get myself organized and into any routine. This time around I’m more ready and knowledgeable and will be more organized than before. That’s the plan anyway.

8. Get my blog up and running – just start it and stop procrastinating!
Well hello I wrote this on the 1st January 2016 and guess when I completed it: on 1st January 2016. Hey I even surprised myself but I’m so happy I did it. Even if it is small and I’m still learning at least it’s out there…the hardest part is just starting…and now I’m on the ride and just going for it.

9. Start making money again
Whether this is through the blog or network marketing or something else I just want to feel I can give something financially to our home. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small amount it’s more a feeling for me to support my husband – even though he’s not asking this of me.

10. Support Phil as much as possible with job happiness and health
I think this one is self-explanatory. I will continue to support and help him through his days with whatever he decides is right for him.

11. Buy less and recycle more
This has to do with a more minimalist approach to living. I do not like hoarding or keeping a lot of clutter. This resolution goes together with my other resolution of de-cluttering our house. I’m learning to stop myself before I buy something and ask “do I really need this or is there another way?”. I think I am pretty good in this area in general but there is always room for improvement.

12. Get up earlier in the morning to get more done in the day before Sophia wakes up
I believe this will really help with my day. I have already started implementing this one on most days and it is really helping me to feel more organized in the day and, more importantly, to spend more time playing with Sophia. So this is an overall win-win resolution.


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