While most people look forward for the New Year that just arrived, that might not be the case for some. Some others even forgot that it’s the beginning of a brand new life because it has been the same old, same old. They might even have lost the excitement of entering a New Year due to the mundane routine in motherhood or even if they had, the spirit seems to have lost its way now that we have entered February.
This is the reality on motherhood with its potentially-dry daily tasks of chauffeuring, cooking, feeding, airing the laundry, folding the clothes and washing the dishes. And instead of making you feel guilty for not being the ‘cool’ mom who stands by her resolution, this article reminds you that it’s totally normal to have lost or even not possessing the New Year Spirit. Even if you did not set your New Year Resolution because you think that they’ll fade away in the first three months of the year, you’re only being real. And guess what? Yes, that’s true!
So mothers, here’s five whys to justify your feelings about the New Year Spirit.
1. Face it, it’s not like an angel will be coming down to take over the chores in 2018. You’ll still have to wake up early morning tomorrow to keep up with the laundry. Same old, same old. Now that your routine has been established for the past few years, you have mastered the art achieving short-term and probably long-term goals too, even without having them written down or posted on social media.
2. Even when mothers do not clearly have their annual resolution written, that doesn’t make them any lesser because we all have the aim of providing the best for our children. Doesn’t that go without saying? We would want to provide the best meal, the best education, the most excellent financial plans and the best upbringing for them.
3. Resolution isn’t a one-off thing, but it’s progressively developing along the way. Having a new target in July, instead of January, is what making us normal moms because we go along our own capacity. Address the fact that we need time to settle in and that our pace differ. So having one’s resolution set earlier or later does not define our performance as a mother.
4. In fact, life is always full of hiccups, ups and downs; so our aims in life alter concurrently too. It’s fine to loosen up a little in directing your life because life changes and so do plans. Containing your life goals to the initial plans without taking into account the varying situations that your family face is impractical anyway.
5. Not having your New Year resolution set at the beginning of the year allows you to walk by your children’s capacity. The flexibility offers the room for children to settle in the New Year, with some new routines now that your youngest starts schooling, at ease. Who says your 3-year-old needs to master reading and calculation by December this year? No one should dictate that because what’s more important for you as parents is to acknowledge his abilities and interest.
There you have it, the real-life justifications that make you normal mothers even without a New Year resolution. As motherhood goes on every year, it’s the little effort of trying to make things work that matter because it will then accumulate to a larger impact on your children. Anyway, what are your thoughts about New Year resolution? Do they still apply? Or do you think that they don’t? Share them down in the comments below and let’s create a healthy virtual discussion to support all mothers reading this thread.