No resolutions here… only revelations. Every year I set myself up for failure as early as 1st January and then feel heartbroken and a fraud when I think outside the box I’ve jammed myself in.
This year is different. My main revelation is MY REALITY. I love Instagram and all the inspiring images that come with it. BUT… Loose weight, gain weight, stop drinking, have more fun, save money, start running, slow down, join a gym, stop smoking, increase fail time, less screen time… Less, less, less = stress.
What about MORE? Life is hard enough without these immense pressures. A tall list of less. 3 children, 1 husband, no pets later I am going to work on my mental health and choose MORE. Self care is key for me to make my family/life/work balance good.
I AM going to loose weight this year. It’s been bugging me for 2 post baby years. But I’m doing it my way. More activities with my young family at the weekend, much more walking, more cooking. Cooking is one of my favourite pastimes so I’m going to work out a healthy, balanced menu I actually like and stick to it 3-4 days a week. I will still enjoy a roast lunch at the weekend and no doubt a Wagamama mid week though!