There is something delightful about starting a new year with a long list of expectations but as mums we like to keep things simple. Here’s a short list of things busy mums can easily achieve in 2018.
It’s that time of the year again where everyone has the intention to set goals to achieve for 2018. We keep things rather simple here and we want all the mums out there to know that we don’t need big resolutions to feel accomplished. We aim to succeed in the littlest things since it’s the littlest things that count. From more self-care to more date nights with the hubby, here’s how to make 2018 really count.
#1 Take more time to yourself
Let’s be real, whether we are a first time mum, a mum who is working or a full stay at home mum, we are all guilty of letting ourselves go. It’s important to remember taking time away from being a mum because it always makes us a better one in the end. This could mean signing up to GuavaPass, getting a new haircut, getting a facial, a traditional spa treatment or even just closing the door so you can pee alone and climb into bed with some snacks, a glass of wine and binge-watch the hottest shows on Netflix.
Wow. Remember sleep? Do you remember nursing a new baby who woke up every 2 hours and thinking what you wouldn’t give for your baby to sleep through the night just so that you finally could? In the early stages of your baby’s life, take the time when they take a nap to do the same and while you’re at it, go order yourself a chic pyjama set to get you in the mood.
#3 Get busy in the sheets
Think about the last time you and your husband got busy. It may or may not have been the time you actually made your baby. It is completely normal to put sex in the back burner the first year of being a parent especially when you’re exhausted, your boobs are a source of nutrition and the baby is most likely to interrupt any form of foreplay. This year, resolve to get a little bit more action in. Start with something small like, making out like a teenager and seeing where it goes from there. If it doesn’t happen, don’t get discouraged because tomorrow is another day and remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day.
#4 Go on dates
Make it a point to go out with your husband. We have a few hot new tables to check out that we’re sure you might have missed and then go watch a movie that is actually playing in the theatres. Have a glass of wine or two and enjoy being adults for a day.
#5 Have more patience
It’s not only toddlers who have meltdowns, adults have it too and it usually comes out in short bursts of tempers. It could be the lack of sleep or just the fact that you feel you have too much on your plate right now. When something is starting to get too much, take a deep breath, count to 10 and find peace in the long weekends we have in 2018. How about that deep breathing somewhere on a beach?