by Elizabeth Stone December 31, 2021 2 min read

Great, ANOTHER bit of advice about setting New Year’s Resolutions. Pretty much the last thing you want to think about right now, right mama? 

We get it. You’ve already got so much on your plate. Just keeping tiny humans alive forces you to grow every single day.

However, because we know the POWER of great resolutions and how they can make our lives better, we had to dive into it - but this time with a twist.

We asked a  certified Life Coach about setting GREAT New Year’s Resolutions as a new mom. We wanted tips for this specific stage in life, not any other! 

She delivered 5 fantastic tips to help new moms set achievable and helpful resolutions, and you bet we are following ALL of her tips! Take a look- 2022’s got nothing on us!

Number 1: Make a list of your top 5 priorities right in your life right now

Pro-Tip: put yourself as priority #1. This may seem counterintuitive, especially as a mother of young children. However, if you are not treating yourself well and meeting your own needs you will more than likely feel exhausted mentally, emotionally, and physically. Paying attention to your needs is beneficial to you and your young family. 

Check out these products that can help you take care of yourself so you can do a better job taking care of others! 

Number 2: Why did you put your priorities in this order?

Decide why each one of your priorities is so important to you. Write it down. 

Number 3: Take an inventory of your recent days

Review your schedule/calendar from the last little while. Does your daily schedule reflect what is truly most important in your life? Are you actually doing activities that reflect your top 5 priorities? Are you currently living in line with these priorities? Why or why not? Write down your answers.

Number 4: What needs to change to better align your life with your priorities?

This question will reveal meaningful and purposeful changes or goals you may possibly want to make, and you can set your New Year’s Resolutions based on what you want to change to better align your life with what truly matters to you. Write down what you would like to change and why. Create your new year’s resolutions from this list.

Number 5: What can you eliminate from your life that doesn’t align with your priorities? 

Write down everything on your typical daily to-do list. Cross off everything that isn’t in line with your top five priorities. Eliminating the excess in our lives gives us the bandwidth to pursue activities that are truly meaningful for us.

Between deciding what is most important, to aligning your life with those priorities, to eliminating the excess, creating GREAT resolutions just got a whole lot easier.

Remember to take  Life Coach Heather Rasband’s advice and don’t forget to put yourself at your number 1 priority! Resist the feeling that this is just selfish - it’s not! When you put yourself first and you are happy and healthy, you are in a better place for your loved ones.

Take these tips and let us know what simple resolutions you create for 2022!

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