New Year's Resolutions As a Single Mom: 5 Ways I'll Prioritize Myself This Year by Jessica Lawrence

11 months ago
New Year's Resolutions As a Single Mom: 5 Ways I'll Prioritize Myself This Year

New Year's resolutions always seem to jam me up. In fact, like the rest of the population, I most often make one and then quit it. My one exception was the year 2014 when I made 52 different cookie recipes, one a week, and was pretty proud of myself for that. (I think the butter/sugar/flour industry has taken quite a hit since then ... oops!)

Sure, I could say I want to lose 10 pounds, be on my phone less, watch money spent more carefully. However, I'm already running nearly every day and working on a one-income household. That is why I am choosing to make 2019 the year I prioritize myself. So, in 2019 I am going to:

  • Trust my gut.
  • Do what I think is best, not what my family strongly suggests.
  • Stop giving second chances to people who aren't worth my time.
  • Spend time with friends who don't judge me and love me for who I am.
  • No longer feel terrible saying "no" when I don't want to do something.

Will this be the year I stick to it? Here's to 2019. Let's make it a good one.

Photo (main): Jesstine Avadikian

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Good for you, Jessica Lawrence ! You deserve to put yourself first. Amen to trusting your gut! Hope you stick with this great goal and that 2019 is an amazing year for you! xoxo
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Oh, how I love this, Jessica Lawrence ! I hope this is the year you stick to your resolutions and I hope this is your best year yet!

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