After a year of uncertainty and turmoil, many of us are looking forward to turning the page and looking ahead to brighter, better things in 2021. With a year like 2020 behind us, it is natural that many families are straying away from their traditional resolutions. Previously, individuals committed to traditional targets, such as working on fitness goals, stopping unhealthy habits, and spending more time with family and friends. While we will continue to make similar resolutions for the upcoming year, it is only natural that families will prioritize new areas of growth. Below are some new goals that experts say you should focus on in 2021.
How Do I Set Resolutions Our Family Can Keep?
Preparing for your goals by breaking them down into small, pragmatic steps is the best way to ensure that you and other family members meet the desired objectives. This will help prevent families from feeling overwhelmed if a target is daunting. If your family plans to eat healthier meals, incorporate one or two nutritious foods into every meal. Start small rather than undergoing a complete overhaul of your eating habits. Brainstorm how to get everyone involved in planning and preparing meals – are there certain recipes your child has wanted to try? If you are unsure where to start, our guide to healthy winter meals can be found here and a guide to keeping track can be found here. For additional suggestions on how to stay on track with your resolutions, visit our posts here and here.
3 Healthy Resolutions
Prioritize Mental Health
Many families are struggling under the weight of the ongoing pandemic. It is difficult to juggle working from home while supervising children’s virtual learning and cleaning up after everyone. It’s important that parents find room in their schedules to step away from their responsibilities and re-charge, even if it means hiding in the bathroom for a ten-minute break. If you are overwhelmed, reach out to a friend and express how you’re feeling. Start a daily meditation journal.
Many families have learned that just because everyone is under one roof, it doesn’t mean that they are experiencing quality time with other members of their family. Why not schedule a weekly check-in? Families can use the time to share details of their week, take up a new hobby, play a board game, etc. This will encourage bonding and open communication.
Celebrate Your Wins
The coming year will continue to have challenging situations for individuals and families to face. Whether it is a good grade on your child’s exam or a compliment at work, celebrate! The important thing is to allow yourself to celebrate wins, no matter how small they might be. Remind your children and loved ones in your life how grateful you are for their presence. Write down one thing per day that you are grateful for.
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