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Realistic New year resolutions for the SAHM.

Realistic New year resolutions


It’s almost 2019. Happy almost New Year! We all go through this phase of wanting something new and putting up these ridiculous expectations that we should meet.

Half way through the year we are disappointed that yet another year is going by but the same thing is happening and your new year resolutions are still incomplete.

Here are simple, realistic and achievable new year resolutions.

New year resolutions

  1. Smile often.

  2. Get some help.
  3. Cook at least one meal per day.
  4. Open a savings account. Put in a R20 or R50 every month and save for a rainy day.
  5. Start a work from home business from your skills.
  6. Make time for yourself.
  7. Try a new hobby.
  8. Make time for your significant other.
  9. Blog more often.
  10. Eat healthy, drink plenty water.
  11. Live in the present, embrace and enjoy every moment.
  12. Cry it out when you have those rough days and you just cant handle it.
  13. Make mom friends with your parenting style.
  14. Budget. And Budget. Dont forget to Budget.

  15. Learn something new.
  16. Be a bit more patient.
  17. Go on a me-holiday.
  18. Spoil yourself once in a while. DIY pampering really helps when I feel overwhelmed.
  19. Discover something new about yourself.
  20. Close your ears to unsolicited advice.
  21. Make a habit of self positive affirmations.
  22. Dont spend lots of time with that negative person who always puts you down.
  23. Cut yourself some slack.
  24. Save and buy for yourself the one thing you have always wanted.
  25. Show yourself, your children and your significant other a little more love.
  26. Revamp your house if you have the funding.
  27. Develop a DIY mentality and get things done.
  28. Learn to drive. I am ashamed to say that at 24 years old, this is definitely on my list.

  29. Try before you say you can’t. If you fail big ups to you for trying.
  30. Enjoy some relaxing music.


Lastly and most importantly, your new year resolution should be that its time for a fresh start. Let go of the failures and mistakes of last year. Move forward with a skip in your step and a smile on your face. You got this, mom. You are doing good.


Happy New Year


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December 6, 2018 at 4:48 pm

#16 Be more patient is my New Year’s goal. I have three small girls and sometimes I find myself to be extremely patient and other times patience is out the window.

While patience with someone who is moving too slow when the red light changes to green is not as important, I think having more patience with my girls is of the utmost importance.

Thanks for sharing this list. I believe these are realistic goals that people can actually stick to and achieve in the New Year!

December 6, 2018 at 6:25 pm

This is a good list. I especially like the “smile more” and “go on a me-cation”

December 6, 2018 at 7:20 pm

This is a great list! It all starts with becoming clear on what you want, so kudos to you for getting to this point! This is something I plan to do in the near future as well. Many that will be on my list will be similar to yours, such as closing my ears to unsolicited advice and making a habit of positive self-affirmations. ?

December 6, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Definitely need to take some of these to heart and add them to my own resolution list. Especially cutting myself slack and the me-holiday. I sure need one of those.

Love these resolutions!

December 6, 2018 at 9:05 pm

Great list of resolutions for stay a home mamas. I am hoping to try something new next year and also cut myself some slack because I tend to beat myself up about little things sometimes.

December 6, 2018 at 11:23 pm

I love that you include starting a work-from-home business on this list! It’s so awesome to see people acknowledging and promoting that self-employment IS POSSIBLE, and that our dreams are tangible! Great post ?

December 6, 2018 at 11:40 pm

I loved this post. Plenty of feel good ideas for busy mums! Hopefully I can implement a lot of them in the coming year!

December 7, 2018 at 2:07 am

Looks like we share the same new year resolutions. Good luck. Happy holidays. Thanks for the post.

December 7, 2018 at 7:34 am

This is a great list!! Thank you!!

December 7, 2018 at 2:05 pm

What a great list! There is a lot on your list that will be on mine (I haven’t created yet…stop procrastinating should be number 1 on my list haha)

I would also like to point out number 28 on your list. I’m 27 years old and I got my drivers license when I was 25! So you’re not as bad as I was ?

December 7, 2018 at 7:49 pm

This is fantastic. I’m new to the SAHM life so this gave me great ideas.

December 7, 2018 at 11:24 pm

Great post! I definitely need to take a few of these to heart this year as a new SAHM. Thank you for sharing!

December 8, 2018 at 2:44 am

This is a great list! Develop a DIY mentality and get things done was my 2018 new years resolution and I am happy to say I did it. I am so excited for 2019 and I will definitely be doing #21 and #16 this next year. Thank you!

December 8, 2018 at 3:18 am

Good for you for learning how to drive. You can do it! I hope you will follow through with that goal.

December 8, 2018 at 4:19 am

These are the best resolutions ever. I’ve been a mom for 22 years and these are GOLDEN! Sharing!

December 8, 2018 at 5:28 pm

“Get some help!” This was a tough one for me this past year, but so glad I asked for help!

Stacy Craft
December 15, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Great list! I need to put a pen to paper and get my list made.

January 10, 2019 at 4:32 pm

Great list. As a SAHM it’s hard to push myself to meet goals as hard as I did when I was in the professional world. These are very important to my new role in life.

January 10, 2019 at 4:43 pm

Get some help! And budget!!! Outsourcing and keeping track are things Im just realizing are important. Only took 33 years. My word for the year is ‘intentional’ for this reason.

January 10, 2019 at 7:36 pm

Good thoughts for the new year! I will have to use some of these.

January 10, 2019 at 9:04 pm

Great list! Thanks for posting. People don’t give SAHM’s enough credit. It can be even harder than having an outside job. I’ll keep these in mind.

January 10, 2019 at 11:11 pm

Great resolution ideas. Mine is to try to be more present with my kids and enjoy my time with them as much as possible.

January 11, 2019 at 3:20 am

Great list. LOTS of stuff to pick from and they would all certainly improve my life. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

January 11, 2019 at 3:25 am

I was just thinking to myself today while I was driving to work what one word would describe what I want to focus on in 2019 and it’s PATIENCE! I’m glad you had that on the list.

January 11, 2019 at 4:59 am

Great resolutions they are realistic so they can be accomplished and they are important goals to achieve. I will be using many of them off your list.

January 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm

This is lovely! And I swear if I was making a list everything would b on it, except for diving.. I’ll change it to learn to swim.. and for that get the fear of water out of my system !

January 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm

This is lovely! And I swear if I was making a list everything would b on it, except for diving.. I’ll change it to learn to swim.. and for that get the fear of water out of my system.

January 11, 2019 at 4:48 pm

I don’t usually make New year’s resolutions, but this is a solid list I’d be willing to take on. Nice job!

January 11, 2019 at 9:58 pm

Great ideas for things to work on in the upcoming year! I have to get on that drink plenty of water bandwagon!!

January 11, 2019 at 10:24 pm

I’m not a SAHM, I’m a working mom, but I still need a lot of these…

January 13, 2019 at 11:11 pm

I like this, realistic it should be. Thanks for this wonderful post!

January 18, 2019 at 3:50 pm

New year resolutions are so hard! This is a great list of where to start! I may even pick one to focus on each month!

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