New Year Wellness Goal Ideas for Mums

Thursday, January 18

New Year Wellness Goal Ideas for Mums
As a mum, your time is dedicated to everyone else’s needs. But nurturing your own wellbeing is crucial too. I wanted to share with you today some realistic, and achievable wellness goals to try this New Year, aimed at mums.

Although, I’ve said it many many times before, do not set resolutions. Resolutions are soul sucking, miserable, detrimental ideas - if you fail, you're done, and there’s no point trying again. Goals are SO much better, goals can be fun! Goals are something to work towards, something to challenge yourself, so I wanted to share a few different goal ideas today!

Prioritise Sleep
Hands up if you ensure you have the correct amount of sleep every night?? Me neither. Sleep is hugely important, and we brush it off like it’s just a waste of time. This year, commit to getting enough rest by establishing a good bedtime routine. Set a consistent sleep schedule, and create a relaxing pre-bedtime ritual. Whether it's reading a book, drinking a hot drink, or having a warm bath. Create a wellbeing ritual that helps you wind down before you go to bed. Aim for quality sleep to recharge your mind and body!

Embrace Movement
Finding time to exercise can feel nearly impossible, but even regular, short bursts of activity absolutely count! Why not try and incorporate mini workouts throughout your day. A 10 minute yoga session, an afternoon walk with the kiddos. Despite what you might think, you don’t need to spend hours working out. Small bursts throughout the day make it so much easier to fit exercise into your daily life.

New Year Wellness Goal Ideas for Mums

Nurture Mindfulness
It’s all about carving out moments of peace amongst the chaos. Mindfulness doesn’t need to be long meditation sessions. Whether it is just a few minutes of deep breathing exercises, or you could even try some of the free mindfulness apps out there. Cultivating mindfulness as a habit can help you manage stress, and bring a sense of peace, and calm to your otherwise crazy, busy life.

Healthy Eating Habits
Fuel your body with nutritious meals, with no pressure of perfection. Work towards balance instead of being so strict on yourself. You might lose weight by being strict on yourself, but it is not a good way to live, and it is not by any means sustainable. Try preparing simple, healthier meals and even involve your children in the cooking if you want! Small changes in eating habits can make a big difference in your overall wellness.

New Year Wellness Goal Ideas for Mums

Schedule Me Time
Allocate small moments of time, just for yourself, no matter how small. A quiet cup of tea, a cosy bath, a sunrise walk alone, a creative activity - anything you fancy as long as you are making time for yourself. For your hobbies, your interests, yourself. Prioritising yourself helps you reconnect with who you are as a person, instead of just being “mum”.

Learn to Say NO
Setting boundaries is an act of self love, and self preservation. It’s totally ok to say no to commitments that overwhelm you. Prioritise your mental wellbeing by learning to say no when necessary, allowing you to focus on what truly matters.

Seek Support
Don’t hesitate to seek professional help or join support groups if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Counselling, therapy or mum groups can offer a safe space to share experiences, advice and support!

New Year Wellness Goal Ideas for Mums

Be Kind To Yourself
Most of all, the most important goal for the year is to be gentle to yourself. Remember you are doing an incredible job. Celebrate small victories, forgive setbacks and embrace imperfections. Self compassion is so important for a healthy, fulfilling, happy life!

It’s not about striving for perfection, it’s about nurturing habits that prioritise your wellbeing throughout your motherhood journey. It’s about finding that balance. Start small, be consistent and remember, you deserve just as much love as you willingly give to others.

Cheers to a year filled with self care and growth!

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