NO Year's Resolutions!

As we enter a new year, many people enjoy setting goals and making resolutions. You may expect a few posts dedicated to resolutions and the whole new year, new me theme. I would rather focus on being happy and moving forward to the next adventure than write a list of things that make me doubt myself even more.

It is very likely that if you are reading this, you have already made some plans, goals, or resolutions for the year ahead. However, I thought this year I would approach a fresh new year differently.

By not making any!

After two years of a pandemic that has no end in sight, many of us are feeling exhausted. The thought of trying to improve ourselves in the new year feels completely daunting, so why not simply avoid setting any goals or resolutions? The last thing we need is to put more pressure on ourselves or set a goal that might not be achievable. Ditch the pressure and focus on being happy in the new year, and always be kind to yourself.

That's exactly what I am planning to do going into the new year. One of the best ways to show yourself kindness is to take good care of yourself. By getting enough sleep, eating fruits and vegetables as well as exercising regularly. The last year has really been a struggle for me; I want to get out of this slump and focus on being happy.

There's only one person you'll always have a relationship with, and that's yourself. That's why I need to start being a good companion to myself. So instead of making a whole list of things that my doubt leads me to believe I need to change, I want to head into the new year with a different mindset, to ensure happiness with a whole lot of self love. I'm looking forward to my new year.

As many of you know, we have been trying to conceive for the better part of four years and it has taken a toll on our physical and mental health. You may have guessed already, but conceiving a child is still on my mind for the coming year.

Some couples are able to conceive effortlessly, while others are not. Unfortunately for us, we have been struggling with it for some time, and the little hope we have left of finally seeing the two pink lines is evaporating. It can be stressful to conceive, especially if you're struggling to get pregnant or undergoing fertility treatments. It has been challenging for our daughter, our families and some parts of our relationship. Not only does trying to conceive affect the relationship, but it can also negatively impact your mental health. So it's important to work on existing issues so that you can be in a good frame of mind as a couple.

Though there were some good days, there were also more and more darker days. As long as I maintain positive habits in my daily life, such as journaling and exercising, I will be able to alleviate stress and promote mental well-being. Allowing myself space to process my emotions if things don't go as planned, and knowing that it's okay to let go of expectations when necessary. Be more open-minded and optimistic about conceiving instead. Did you make any resolutions? Rather than put yourself under all that pressure, why don't you ditch the new year new me? You're perfect just the way you are!