Now that the new year is well underway what are your goals and resolutions for 2012? I’ve always believed that it is very important to take care of yourself and the new year is the best place to start.
How well did you take care of yourself last year? As busy moms we often forget about ourselves. Our lives are filled with taking care of other people first. Our day is spent changing diapers, cooking meals, shuttling our children to extra curricular activities, doing housework, and being there for our husbands. Do you set aside time to take care of yourself?
I am challenging all of our readers to set aside some time every day in 2012 to take care of YOURSELF. Below are a few ideas to get you started.
What are your self improvement goals?
If your resolution for 2012 is to lose weight then try this:
Take 10 minutes out of each day to work out or do some kind of physical activity. Eat more salads and stay away from packaged foods. If stress is causing you to eat more often what can you do to eliminate that stress?
If your resolution for 2012 is to save more money and pay off your debt then try this:
Create a budget and stick with it. Find out exactly how much money you and your spouse are making. Make sure your expenses are less than your household income. If they are nyo uhere can you cut? What can you live without?
If your resolution for 2012 is to spend more time with family and friends then try this:
Who have you lost touch with recently? Do you have current phone numbers and contact information for those people? Spend one day a week connecting with those that you lost touch with either by phone, e mail or facebook. If you think you need to spend more time with your children set up special mommy-child days where you do a special thing with just one child at a time. Make sure you go on dates with your husband. Schedule those dates.
This year my resolution is to take better care of myself. I am going to work out at least five days a week, make sure all my personal needs are taken care of and unwind each week with a nice bath. What are your new year’s resolutions? Have you been sticking with those goals?
Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.
Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at Wellsphere.com and her articles can also be found on ezinearticles.com. She also runs the Healthy Moms Social Network on Ning, manages Mom’s Natural Health and Wellness Store, and is on the Social Media Advisory Board for America’s Wellness Challenge.