My 2019 New Year’s Resolutions

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I’ve always been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. Mapping goals is the ultimately an exercise in hope; banking on thriving rather than surviving the coming year. Making charts, those little planner stickers, using words like visualization just…really gets me off.

Mel Robbins pulled through with an incredible program to help plot my 2019 glow-up, The Mindset Reset. The Mindset Reset is a free program (that I am in no way sponsored by); I’ve loved it so far and wanted to share it with you. It comes with downloadable worksheets and daily emails with a link to a video that discusses how to increase the skills you’ll need for the year. It’s basically thirty-five days worth of free life-coaching.

Guided by the writing prompts and questions in The Mindset Reset, making resolutions was easy this year.

What The Hell Happened?

The Mindset Reset forced me to clarify 2018 before outlining 2019. Usually I’m too anxious about the coming year to bother with such a silly pastime as reflection. I’m glad that Mel provides a space for this. It forced me to confront what did and did not work in 2018 with pointed questions and rating how I felt about six areas of my life in 2018. Focused on utility, my ambitions became clearer.

My favorite memories of 2018 were Little A’s birth, the creation of Ish Mom, sweet moments with family/friends and community interaction. Pondering the stresses of the last year I examined my reaction of grief and anger to Big A’s autism diagnosis and how that has impacted my relationships, coping skills, and parenting. That wasn’t fun. But it was really, really helpful.

New Years Resolutions

My 2019 Resolutions

  • Lose last 20-30 pounds of baby weight through PIIT28 and Blogilates, eating salads for lunch, not drinking my calories, and decreasing overall sitting time
  • Actively learn more about blogging, technology, business for 20 minutes a day
  • Monetize Ish Mom
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  • Maintain and build my “village”
  • Do not confuse self-worth with weight loss, social media presence, a clean home, or other impermanent, hubris-ridden enterprises
  • Be aware of my tendency to turn fear and sadness into anger; practice sitting quietly with unpleasant feelings, journaling, etc
  • More one-on-one time with each of our boys separately
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The future is bright

Your Turn

What are your 2019 Resolutions? Let me know in the comments below, let’s be accountability buddies. Are you interested in The Mindset Reset? Try it with me!

I hurt my back a few days ago so I’m starting the #100AbChallenge late, wanna join?

Share this article so those bitches know it’s a new year, new you.

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Megan writes everything on Ish Mom. She possesses a bachelor's degree in psychology, a flair for theatrics, and a whole lotta nerve. She lives in the Midwest (and loves it) with her wonderful husband and three young boys.
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