New Years Resolutions that Rock

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If you’re anything like me, New Year presents an all too familiar scenario where you make resolutions that inevitably won’t be seen through to the end. So, this year, I tried to make resolutions that are a good mix of attainable and dream-worthy. Because dreams are what keep us moving forward, no?

So, in addition to my personal resolutions, I started thinking about what might inspire my fellow Savvy Sassy Moms. Here’s what I came up with – a bit of simple mixed in with dream-worthy to get your resolution making off to the right start.

5  Savvy Sassy New Years Resolutions that Rock

1.) Be Fashionable. (i.e. Sassy) Vow to wear that Little Black Dress and sassy heels.  Keeping up your appearance and style will make you feel better and walk a little taller.  We know it’s on the inside that counts but how you present yourself can make you shine even brighter!

2.) Spice Up Your Life Experiences. Do something you’ve never done before. Scuba Diving, Hiking, Pitch a publication etc..  Make a plan to do something that scares you, I dare you!

3.) Out with the Old. Purge things you don’t use and donate them. You will feel a sense of relief by clearing out all those thing you no longer use while providing an inexpensive treasure to someone else who otherwise might not have the opportunity. It’s a win-win!

4.) Check-in instead of Checking Out. Be present each and everyday. And by “present” I mean, get on the floor and play with your kids, hug your significant other and engage in meaningful chats on a regular basis. Call your Grandfather because, well, he’s your Grandfather (or other aging relative) and if he’s anything like mine, the time is well spent. Their perspective on the world, while different is valuable and often insightful.

5.) Take Care, You! (Pretty Woman anyone?) Each day, take a snippet of time for yourself. Wake up early and have coffee in peace. Stay up late and chat with your favorite blogging pals on twitter. Indulge in your favorite gossip magazine while munching on bon bons. Who says a little bit of the Stay-at-home-Mom cliche can’t be true every once in a while? Sonny Carenthos on General Hospital and chocolate go hand-in-hand. Just sayin’.

The most important thing you can do is to be true to what will make you happy. Additionally, setting realistic goals is as important as setting those lofty dream goals that may take a few more years to see through to fruition. By setting goals that can be reached in the short term and balancing them out with the long term bigger dreams, you will feel more fulfilled and less like a failure as you move forward in 2012. It’s the small victories that will carry you through to those bigger ones.

Have you set any resolutions? What’s at the top of your resolution to-do list?

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Meet the Author | Nicole

Nicole is the Managing Editor here at Savvy Sassy Moms. She is a cabernet sipping, stiletto wearing mama to three girls. She takes pride in caring for herself and the fact that she's never owned a pair of "Mom Jeans". When Nicole isn't here with the other Savvy Mama's she's blogging at her personal blog Moments that Define Life or tweeting @MTDLBlog

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  1. my resolutions were similar to yours, nothing really tangible, all about being happier with who I am, the life I live and appreciating everything I have.

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