New Year's Resolutions As a Single Mom: 5 Ways I'll Prioritize Myself This Year by Jessica Lawrence
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 this year the year I prioritize myself. So 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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