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It’s that time of the year again, the time of year when everyone is thinking about their New Years’ Resolutions. And, this may be surprising to hear, but I’m a mama that prefers setting “goals” for multiple aspects of my life. I’m not one to hammer down on my “New Years Resolutions for Moms” – I find that segmenting and creating multiple realistically achievable goals for the New Year makes my life 10 times easier – and I’m 10x more likely to accomplish my goals and feel good about them.
New Year’s resolutions for moms shouldn’t be hard. We tend to overthink and make it harder on ourselves than it should be – whether that is because of our personal expectations or the expectations of those around us. Let 2023 be the year you give yourself a little grace, and that’s exactly how the Everyday She Moms community feels too.
Instead of bombarding you with everything I want to set goals for in 2023, I’m letting a few of the moms in the community share theirs with you instead! Here are 18 New Year’s resolutions for moms you can use for inspiration right now:
One of the most popular resolutions revolved around taking better care of yourself as a mom in 2023 – which I fully support. Self-care is extremely important for moms and making it a goal for 2023 makes it an active thought in your mind.
LaWann Moses from WannMo&Co states that “This year I am committing to be the best version of myself possible. I am going to prioritize my health and well-being, make sure I practice self-care and take care of myself first.”
Karissa from Mom After Baby chose self-care as her New Year’s resolution for 2022, this year she says “My New Year’s resolution is to continue pouring back into myself so I can keep showing up for my kids in a more present & connected way while also being able to self-reflect and heal from my own past wounds that contribute to the hard days. All in all – a continuation of the deep self-care work I’ve began in 2022.”
Joining in on the self-care journey in 2023, Rebekah from Mama’s Mad Tea Party states “One of the phrases I’m carrying into the new year is “self-care harmony.” As a work-from-home mom, I usually focus on my family and business more than myself. My personal life was out of balance for most of 2022. Unfortunately, that showed in my family and business. So, I plan on taking better care of myself. I can’t be the best version of myself for my family and clients if I’m not taking care of myself. I also want to level up my self-care. This will go beyond eating healthy, exercising, and getting facials. I plan on bringing harmony to my life by focusing on my mental health. In summary, my 2023 New Year’s Resolution is to establish harmony.”
Let’s talk about mindset and mental health. Although caring for your mental health and establishing a healthy mindset – one that doesn’t circle around mom guilt – could be considered another aspect of self-care, I wanted to break it down a little further. Taking care of yourself mentally and rearranging what is, essentially, the way you think is a tough one. Props to all the moms who choose it for their New Year’s resolutions!
Farwa from Peachy Fours says “For 2023, I resolve to overcome my “mom guilt”. I won’t feel bad if I feel frustrated or overwhelmed. I won’t mind spending some time for myself, doing something non-productive. I will understand that I’m also a human who can make mistakes sometimes. My second resolution is to be nicer with my kids. I will study more about my children’s age-appropriate behavior and I will spend more time with them doing the activities they love.”
Brooke from Bump to Busy Mama shares “My New Year’s Resolution is to give myself some grace. Being a stay-at-home mom to a busy toddler is a tough and rewarding job. With that being said, I can’t always complete my daily to-do’s and that is OKAY!”
In a short, but sweet statement, Andrea from Sparkle With Grace says “To let go of the idea that I have to do everything. To delegate what I can, focus on my priorities, and not worry about the rest!”
Brittni from Brittni Clarkson says “This year I’m focusing on creating a life of peace while having more fun.”
Rachel from Glad to be a Mama stated “My New Year’s resolution for 2023 is to focus more on the positive. To help myself look on the bright side of things, I plan on writing in a gratitude journal consistently. One thing I love about this resolution is that it will not only improve my perspective but also set a great example for my kids.”
It’s only natural that as a mom our New Year’s resolutions can involve spending time or adjusting to life with our kids. Sometimes that looks like spending more time with your kids, other times it can look like making adjustments to your kid’s day-to-day life.
Chrissy from Lyoness and Cub says “New Year’s resolution is to dare more with my now almost 5-year-old son, Leander. Due to Covid restrictions here in Europe, we didn’t travel very much in the past three years. Now, we want to make up for that. We’re frequenting lots of Christmas markets at the moment; we’ve been ice-skating, roller skating, swimming and going down giant slides, took trips by bus and train, and want to fly overseas next year. We will explore caves, mountains, the ocean, museums, lots of animal parks and zoos, and meet relatives we haven’t seen in the past few years. Looking forward to 2023 and hoping for peace in Europe.”
Keeping it simple and easily achievable, Rheanna from a Little and a Latte says “To be more intentional with screen time around my son.”
Another straightforward New Years resolution for moms, Marian from Discovering Anew says “Get outside more with my family and explore more in our state.”
New Year’s is the perfect opportunity to create a new habit or routine! Waking up earlier, reading more books, and eating better – they’re all great ways to accomplish your goal this year. Routines are so important for kids, but they’re also important for us as moms to ensure we’re keeping sane and staying away from that feeling of being overwhelmed.
Elizabeth from Discovery Play With Littles says “My New Year’s Resolution is to read a book a month. I read to my kids every day, but I would love to read a book I’m interested in. I’m also going to count audiobooks.”
Arnie from Arnie Nicola says “My new year’s resolution is to wake up an hour earlier each day so that I have more time for myself before getting my busy day started with work and managing a household with an active toddler.”
Sam from Sam Bam in Mamaland says “My New Year’s Resolution is to develop a better time management system (and stick with it). My goal with this is to have time for my blog/business, as well as have quality time with my kids and family.”
With the rise of working from home, it’s no surprise that some moms listed starting a side hustle or expanding their business as their goal for 2023. It’s probably not every mom’s New Year’s resolution, but it’s definitely becoming more popular! As a mom who runs my own marketing business from home, I definitely share some of these goals!
April from Chaos and Wine aspires to learn a new skill to help her business online, she says “Master SEO!”
Sophia from The Organized Family says “While being a working Mom, who just started her little printable side hustle business on Etsy, my New Year’s Resolution for 2023 is to work even harder, but also to focus on everyday opportunities for relieving stress and anxiety, and finding the fun and positive side of whatever happens to us in the upcoming year.”
Marina from A Mum to Mum states “My New Year’s resolution is to grow my business so I can spend more time with my kids, to love them, and create with them even more!”
You’ll notice that I left out #18 on our list, and that’s because I wanted to add it as our “final” New Year’s resolution for mamas. The last resolution focuses less on us and our kids, and more on us and our partners – the ones helping us raise our kids. While not everyone is able to have the support of a partner in parenthood and motherhood, it’s important to show we care about them too.
Katie from KT Likes Coffee shares “My New Year’s Resolution is to be more intentional with my time with my husband specifically. All moms and parents can relate, I’m sure, but juggling everything from work to home life to pets can be a lot on your marriage/relationship. So, my resolution to myself (and my husband!) is to be more intentional about our time together when we get it. Not just making time for each other, but really focusing on each other and whatever we are doing so that we can keep our relationship strong through the chaos of parenting.”
Great post! Even though my resolution this year is to give myself some grace, I can relate to all the other mamas!
Thank you! That’s how I felt as well! It was definitely nice to be able to relate to other moms for this upcoming year!
These are great resolutions and I’ll be adding a few to my list!
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