With the influence of this article, and with the new year ahead and previous years of failed resolutions, I am going to make a resolution which allows me to do less! I'm not going to resolve to lose that lingering ten pounds of baby weight before our Hawaii trip in April: not going to declare that I will start cooking 5 out of the 7 nights: and not going to resolve that I'll go to the gym several days a week, or even one day which isn't even presently happening - Apparently, I just enjoy making a $50 a month donation to the gym just for the heck of it .
Don't get me wrong now, I am not declaring to be lazy and remove all motherhood duties, rather, I am instead making the resolution to SLOW DOWN! I beat myself up for all of those reasons above and for a trillion other faults, but I am going to make a consious effort to change that.
So. With a plan to reduce the speed on my horrible habit of rushing and trying to get it all done within one day, I am going to remember that old saying "haste makes waste." Rushing doesn't get me anywhere but quicker to frustration and to the day just crumbling apart. I am going to lower my expectations of what I can accomplish and how quickly I can do it and therefore give up that hopeful title of Supermom.
And as a result, I want to be a Super Mom instead...
The laundry pile will be higher, the floors will be more hazardous with scattered toys and you may even need to wash your own dish in order to have a clean one should you be a guest at my house, but it's all part of the plan! The plan of LETTING GO, SLOWING DOWN AND ENJOYING THIS JOURNEY OF PARENTHOOD.
And maybe, just maybe, with less stress and more playing, those ten pounds will just miraculously disappear just in time for that Hawaii trip! NOT a resolution, just a "keeping fingers crossed."
Happy New Year all you SUPER MOMS!