One, two, three, four, resolutions

I began with just one very important resolution, but it's not particularly cheery, so when I found a free printable on Where Wishes Come From with space for four, I resolutely picked three more....



Be Calm


This is all about being a better mother to my teenage son with Asperger's Syndrome.  Life at home is much better than it was, but I need to do more.  Far too often I respond with tears, sarcasm or resentment when faced with words or behaviour that I find challenging.  I need more patience, I need to listen, I need to be more alert, I need to think before I speak, I need to find a way to repair all the damage that I - and others - have already done, and most of all I need to remain calm, and remember this picture.


You might be sick of seeing it, but I keep referring back to it when life gets bumpy.  And if you haven't seen it, then maybe it will help you too.

Be Brave


Getting stuck in a rut is so not my thing, and now that life is throwing fewer new challenges at me, I need to go and seek them out.  The dancing is just the start.  Saying 'no' to the demands of others will hopefully mean that I can say 'yes' to the things that I should be doing to feel properly alive.

Be Kind to Myself and Others


I need to stop beating myself up for not being perfect, for not succeeding at everything, and I need to stop expecting the same from others.

Eat More Dark Chocolate


Nope, this is not a joke.  The health benefits of dark chocolate keep coming and I think that eating more of it can only do me good.  So long as I eat less cake too.


Happy New Year


I'm adding this very short post to a linky over at The Busy Mamas, which features some really inspiring writing.


16 comments:

  1. I freaking love your resolutions. Be kind, to yourself, but more importantly being patient with ourselves. I find I lose patience with myself so much more than others. Also the not so kind thoughts tend to be inward. I wish you much luck in your resolutions because they matter so much more than losing a few pounds. Happy New Year!!!

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    1. I think if I look after my thoughts, the the pounds will take care of themselves :)

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  2. My son is only 6 but I'm already dreading the teenage years. He has mild autism, but sometimes it's like walking on eggs with him as you don't know how he will react...I can definitely empathize. I'm sure you will do great and you'll achieve your goals :-)

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  3. Your resolutions were great and then I got to the last one and they were promoted to ;highest possible level of wisdom'! I love them! Thanks a mill for taking part x

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  4. Fabulous resolutions. It's not easy raising a teen on the spectrum, there is so much more to think about. I am sure that the resolutions you have set yourself will help.... but don't beat yourself up if the wheels fall off occasionally. Life has a funny habit of throwing curveballs. xx

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    1. Oh those curve balls! We could really do without them couldn't we? xx

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  5. Wonderful! And I'm with you 100% on the dark chocolate......long may it be on the healthy list!!

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  6. Great list, fair and wise, will keep them in mind myself (especially the chocolate)

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  7. Beautiful message and your thoughts are highly relatable! Keep writing...it is inspiring.

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  8. I love what you have gone for it must be so hard on a daily basis dealing with autism without a break, but I am glad you have at least added chocolate to your list LOL and dark choc is soooooo good for you right? :)

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