New Year's resolutions always seemed ridiculous to me. Never one to put too much pressure on myself, I figured if I haven't worked on the resolution during the year, it couldn't have been that important to me. So each year, I just say NO. But this year, the resolutions I thought about seemed like positive changes that would benefit my family and me so I thought, "why not try something different and make a few?" I have thought long and hard on where I would like to improve and how to set myself and my family up for success.
Risa’s 2017 Resolutions:
- Be a more present parent, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and neighbor
- Cook more weeknight family dinners
- Do more homework with my kids
- Get more involved in school functions (and stop letting people assume the Whole Foods cookies are homemade)
- Work out more (ok, start going to the gym…again)
- Stop reading/answering emails all night
- Stop wearing yoga pants to work every day (Maybe just Monday, Wednesday, Friday?)
- Stop wearing hair in ponytail to work every day (see yoga pants schedule)
- Stop wearing Uggs so much and actually wear all the nice shoes I own
- Find a creative outlet and do it
- Make to-do lists (and actually use them)
So, there you have it. Looking over this list, there are a few that will be easy (bye-bye, Uggs!) and some a bit harder-like having to assist in solving algebra.
If we were to take a poll, I would guess that most moms would have many of these on their list as well. What does that say about women and parenting? We never think we're good enough or we fail at basic things like getting dressed in the morning? How come we never applaud ourselves for the great things we accomplish each and every day? Where is that list? That list has to be longer, right?
The resolutions above are a great list of goals. But if I don't meet them all, it doesn't mean that I'm not a great mom, wife, etc. I'm not perfect, and I never will be. So my real resolution? I'm going to make some minor adjustments in my life and learn to be more "in the moment." Then hopefully the rest will follow.
However, I do promise to wear real pants in 2017.
Happy New Year!
Risa Barash, Founder & Owner & the entire Fairy Tales Hair Care Family
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