Can you believe that 2019 is almost over?! I bloomin’ well can’t.
With the end of 2019, comes the start of a brand new year, and all the possibilities of New Years Resolutions. Many parents decide to make a resolution (or more than one) to help start the new year on the right foot and with the best intentions – whether we stick to our resolutions or not is a whole other story, but it’s good to try, right?
Choosing a New Years Resolution
When thinking of your resolutions, it can be really helpful to consider the following so that you can get the most out of them…
- Will my resolution benefit me?
- Will my resolution benefit my others?
- Is my resolution financially viable?
- Is my resolution sustainable?
- Is my resolution realistic?
- Is my resolution safe/healthy?
These all sound pretty common sense, right? You’d be surprised how many of us have dreamt up pie-in-the-sky resolutions that have either cost us a fortune, or flopped at the first hurdle simply because they’re about as realistic as wishing to find a unicorn. There’s nothing wrong with being realistic – you can still set yourself brilliant goals! For example… I’d love to lose some more weight. I could set myself a goal of losing six more stone, but I know that this will put a huge amount of pressure on myself and I’ll be disappointed when I weigh myself at the end of 2020. Instead, I’ll set myself a more realistic goal to lose more weight, this way I’ll succeed even if I lose less than another six stone!
We asked the parents over in our online community to share what their New Years Resolutions with us…
The parents in our online Facebook group shared their resolutions with us on a poll; here are the most popular suggestions! They’re all very realistic, we think, and we hope that everyone is able to achieve their goals in 2020. We also hope that this helps you to decide on your own resolutions for 2020.
To get healthier
To pass my driving test
To get pregnant
To try and save money
To swear less
To find a new hobby
To live a drama-free life
To worry less
To try and go vegan
To be the best person I can be
To get on top of the housework
To finish decorating
To find a ‘new look’ for myself
Tell us in the comments – what is YOUR resolution, and how did you decide on it?
Love from Katie & Team BBY. Xx