Happy New Year beautiful mama's! Hope that everyone had a wonderful new years evening and have a fabulous day today!
What I love about today is that it is a fresh start. Not that last year was bad, but its always nice to feel like you can have a fresh start. I know being a mom, I am always trying to better my parenting skills, and I reflect back on decisions I have made, how I handled myself in tough situations, and how I have parented my kids in general.
Since becoming a mom, I have noticed that me wanting to be a better mom is always what I think of first when listing my new years resolutions. So, with that being said, if one of your new years resolutions is being a better mom (Not that your a bad mom, It's always nice to just improve on who we have become) it starts with taking care of ourselves and make ourselves happy so that we can be better moms. If we are stressed out and unhappy, believe me, your kids can tell, and that negative energy can rub off on them. When we are healthy, happy, and taken care of, our children get the benefits of that!
Here is something that you can start today. It's the whole “Change your thoughts, change your life” kind of thing. Tell yourself you are beautiful, full of energy, a wonderful mom, and you have a great smile for starters. I know this can sound strange if you don't all ready do this, but positive affirmations are actually helpful! It's the whole positive thinking that can really help our mindset. This is a great way to start your day everyday! We beat ourselves up so much as moms, but what we really need to be doing is loving ourselves and telling ourselves how amazing we are! =)
So cheers to you and your 2017!
P.S. There are several books and online sources for more information about positive affirmations, but here is a good read and example of more positive affirmations. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-carmenharra/affirmations_b_3527028.html