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5 Resolutions a mommy needs for 2018!

Life has been a perfect roller coaster ride and after getting the badge of “Motherhood”, it has had its shares of ample smiles and some tears as well. Imparting values, developing creativity, enhancing skills have to be nurtured from the inception of toddlerhood phase. And I tried my level best to give all round development to my preschooler, who is 3.5 years now and ready to hit formal schools. But, to make all those transitions and skill developments seamless, somehow, I felt, I lost my hobbies, my craziness to some extent. And that’s why after 3 years, I’ve planned to take some resolutions for the New Year 2018, not as a mommy, but as a woman, as a  person inside me.

Life has been a roller coaster ride after becoming a mama. So this year, I took out time to loosen up the strings and set some resolutions for 2018. #friendshipgoals #resolutions #newyearsresolutions #newyear #mommylife #2018

So here goes 5 Resolutions for 2018 :

1. Actively maintain a healthy regime :

“Fitness has to be a lifestyle”, atleast for me this year! The energy, positivity radiated by healthy and fit mommies is indeed contagious and I’ll love to put myself in that tribe.

I have been trying hard to be regular with my workouts and diet plan. Happy that it has been a month, I’ve changed my diet plans, included more of raw veggies, nutritious salads and more fibres in my diet. But I still need to work upon my work out plan which goes on and off. I’ve prepared a weekly chart for the diet and exercising regime and in the end, I’ll reward myself for following it, lol. We need to be serious about our health to remain fit, energetic and radiant in the long run and hence I need to promise myself to ensure fitness.

2. Explore and travel more :

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots, instead of feet” – Rachel Wolchin.

So true, our souls need regular feed, our minds need to see the natural beauty, our hearts need that adventurous zest in life. And so the Travel bug inside me vouched to explore every small corner of this beautiful planet more and more. I so much want to know more people, their heritages, their cultures and what better than to expand this journey every year.

3. Soulful music & Sketching :

Shakespeare so rightly said, when words fail, music speaks. Somehow, in this beautiful life, I have lost the path and forgotten the soulful music from past few years. There has been so much chaos all around mommy-hood, that music somehow wiped out. Listening to those instrumental beats rejuvenates our mind and soul, brings so much of peace and triggers our feelings once again. Music has to be an integral part of my daily life now.

I’m a lover of sketching and have done few of them, but only to bind them back in my almirah. I plan to sketch more of my emotions and human feelings to give a voice to my inner soul.


4. Hangout with friends :

“Find your tribe and love them hard” , that’s what I’m gonna do this year and continue it for ages!

I need to hangout and make more new friends this year. True friends makes our soul happy and I’m thankful to blogging since it has given me some really good friends to cherish for life. Let me appreciate some beautiful relations and applaud them through this journey of mystical life.

5. Get some good sleep :

What I want is someone to say “You go to sleep, there is none to wake you up”! I want sleep to know, that I love it now, all the more, I did all through my life. 

It seems I just need a day off from mommy-hood and get back my 12 hours deep sleep hovering over beautiful dreams, riding a chariot like a princess. Now, it depends on my better half to manage our kid in the night, to grant me that happiness. We have been sleeping together with our child and have not allocated a separate cot to him yet. Hence, I’m sure mommies, you could relate to my disturbed sleep. Further my sleep is allergic to mornings, so when my son is deep in his sleep, I get up for my Blogging projects and chores. So, I’ve always felt lack of quality as well as quantity of sleep. Hoping for a change with the year change.

How about you guys, what do you feel about my resolutions and how are you planning to make 2018 more special? Share with me in the comment section below!

Till then,


Life has been a roller coaster ride after becoming a mama. So this year, I took out time to loosen up the strings and set some resolutions for 2018. #resolutions #newyeargoals #goals #2018

  1. Ana De-Jesus

    I am so glad that you are taking the time in 2018 to do the things that are going to make you happy. I like the idea of having a better fitness regime and of course exploring and travelling the world is definitely exciting isn’t it?

  2. nikki

    Great goals, you have many that are similar to my own. I like the idea of hanging out with friends more. When life gets busy it’s so easy for this to be pushed to one side and it’s probably one of the things that will make you the happiest. Good luck with your goals!

  3. Kimberly C.

    I hear ya girl!!!! I am so with getting more sleep. I got 2 hours yesterday and 2 the day before. I keep myself up though. Vowing to get more sleep right now! Thx for the reminder.

  4. katiekensy

    These are excellent resolutions for everyone! I have found that exploring more and sleeping more especially are helpful in maintaining a healthy and happy lifestyle. Best of luck to you in 2018!

  5. Rose

    I don’t know about the sketching part but I do like art. I do plan more me time, friend time sounds great. I plan on traveling a little bit more locally! Lastly that good sleep is hit or miss sometimes.

  6. alisonrost

    Jhilmil, I’m right there with you on your resolution to get more sleep this year. I’ve always loved the stillness of the night and do my best writing after 10pm. I also remember the years when my kids were little. The hours after they’d gone to bed were some of the only ones I had to myself. Maybe it’s a sign of age, but the past few years, I’ve noticed I can’t function as well on so little. Or maybe it’s because I listened to an incredible podcast on NPR’s Fresh Air about how detrimental it can be to our health if we don’t get enough. Either way, I’ve vowed to make a change 🙂 If you’re interested, you can listen to it here: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/16/558058812/sleep-scientist-warns-against-walking-through-life-in-an-underslept-state

  7. Ami Rose

    Some lovely personal goals here. I too am trying to improve my healthy routine and get more sleep. Although I’ve spent the whole of 2018 so far absolutely knackered.

  8. Shell

    It’s so great to see you taking time for yourself in these resolutions. I wish you the best of luck in your goals and a very happy new year!!

  9. Rach Rob

    These are perfect new years resolutions! I hope at the end of the year to see a post from you about how you accomplished them all (Especially the part about travel more… because that’s my specialy)!

  10. redrebelmediagroup

    Ditto to all of these! The sleep thing and healthy habits can be so hard when you are a busy mom, but really committing to it makes a big difference! Your kids will see it too and understand when you just need a moment!

  11. Victoria

    I’m in agreement with you for as mother’s we tend to forget that we are first a woman and need to care for ourselves too so we can be able to care for our little ones. Cheering you on in this 2018.

  12. Shawna

    So I’m a mother of two- a 15 year old and a 2 year old. I truly feel like the first maybe 4 years are the most involved, exhausting, but yet rewarding times of your life lol. We do frequently lose track of ourselves during that time, so I absolutely love your ideas here for resolutions for ourselves! This is the perfect reminder that I needed!

  13. Dustin

    These are great resolutions. Valerian root is good for sleep. If you need some travel blogs to help with your traveling resolution check out differentreasons.com/life/travel/best-travel-blogs.html

  14. Sarmistha Goswami

    Hope you can stick to your resolutions girl. You totally deserve to take time out for yourself and o what you love and I am glad you are finally doing it. Can’t wait to see more of your sketches! 🙂

  15. Rosie Romance

    I think it’s great that you’re focusing more on you this year 🙂 all mothers deserve time for themselves! I especially like the quote “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots, instead of feet” – this really rings true for me and I hope to continue travelling even when I have kids myself.


  16. annaszoke

    They say we have to fill our “jars” first so then we can give to others. It’s true but it’s easy to forget, especially when the hectic family life sets in. I only have one toddler (and a baby on the way) but I already lose it sometimes, and forget about myself completely. These resolutions are super useful, and I’ll try to incorporate them into my year too.

  17. Vasundhra

    I have decided to reconnect with old friends and hangout more often with them this year. It is one of those things many of us forget after embracing motherhood. I like to sketch and absolutely loved your artwork.

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