It’s that time of year, right? Everyone’s talking about resolutions. After the toil and trouble of the last nine months, self-kindness will be vital in 2021.What if you RESOLVE to be kinder to yourself? What if you RESOLVE to be gentler with yourself? How might self-kindness create resolutions that benefit you, your family, and your future?
I like to call these R.E.A.L. Resolutions: They are Realistic. They are Exciting. They are Aligned. And, like your dear little babies, they are LITTLE.
If your resolution is Realistic, you’re more likely to actually begin.
If your resolution is Exciting, you’re more likely to keep at it until you see the actual benefits in your life.
If your resolution is Aligned, it’s more likely to bring more of what you truly value into your life.
If your resolution feels Little (instead of feeling like an added pressure or expectation to your life) it will serve to lighten your load.
Here are my top three recommendations for REAL Resolutions for New and Expecting Moms:
Line up some REAL Resolutions. Set yourself up for success by creating resolutions that are realistic, exciting to you, aligned with what is important (to YOU) and little.
Most of all, remember to be gentle with yourself and kind to yourself along the way. The truth of the matter is, being hard on yourself doesn’t make you feel good and doesn’t model good self-care to your children.
When your baby becomes a teen, they’ll notice EVERYTHING. So if you need some practice being kind to yourself, better start now and you’ll have lots of time to practice! I know it seems like a long time in the future right now, but the saying is true “time flies”.
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