New Year, New you?

New Year, New you?

This time of year is always difficult with the busyness, stress, and emotions running rampant. The current year came to a close, and the next year has arrived. We are reminiscing about everything that’s happened this past year, and figuring out what goals we want to set for the next.

Why is it that we always tend to focus on changing ourselves? Granted, there is always room for improvement, I’m a firm believer in that. Setting goals are amazing when you challenge yourself to evolve and grow whether it be personally, spiritually, or in my relationships. But do we need to change ourselves?

This year, my goal is much simpler. I don’t want to lose weight, I don’t want to earn more money, and I don’t want to be super-mom. I mean, of course I do… but it’s not my main goal.

I want to be content.

I want to be the best mother that I can possibly be to my boys.

I want to show them that loving yourself the way that you are is the best thing that you can do for yourself. And that it’s not only OK to love yourself, but it’s the ultimate goal.

Because honestly, if I were to ask my boys what they would change about me, I know they wouldn’t have anything superficial to say. They don’t want me to be thinner, or have a bikini body (I’m sure they’d rather I NOT actually, haha).

They would ask that I play with them more. Yell at them less. Be happy and silly and say YES more than I say NO.

That is the mom that they would want me to be. So why is that not my biggest New Years Resolution?

This year, it is. This year, I am going to be the mother that my boys deserve, because they only have one childhood. If I’m overweight, I can still be a great mother. But I’m not a great mother if they don’t know how much I love them because I’m too busy chasing other goals.

This year, contentment, happiness, and all-around joy are at the top of my list.

What are your New Years Resolutions this year?

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