I think part of the reason I wasn’t successful with last year’s resolutions is that I had several things that I wanted to work on at once. It was too much. Life is always throwing curve balls and while we’re trying to avoid those we may inadvertently step into one of life’s potholes. Curve balls vary – some hit harder than others. Potholes vary too – some are deeper and wider than others. I find potholes to be worse than curve balls because they’re harder to recover from. Curve balls may hurt but you can brush it off and keep going. Potholes on the other hand, can bring all sorts of problems: sadness, despair, depression, etc. Last year I had a spicy blend of curve balls and potholes. I just finished climbing out of the latter.
This year, I’ll concentrate on the most important things first, and if I’m able to accomplish those then I’ll see what else I can work on. The most important thing to me this year is my health, so that will be my priority. But I don’t want to just concentrate on a health regimen, I want to pamper myself too – give myself the opportunity to feel pretty.
As a mom, I’ve put myself and my life on hold to care for my family. I don’t remember when was the last time I pampered myself – gone to a salon, had my nails done. Well, that neglect is now over. 2013 is for taking care of me. This is my New Year’s resolution. If you’ve been afflicted by the “mom” syndrome, I hope that you add pampering yourself to your New Year’s resolution. May you have a wonderful year!