Winter holidays are over, the children have returned to school, and it’s back to business as usual for moms everywhere. You’re a few weeks into the new year, and you already feel as if you aren’t keeping up with the goals you set for yourself and your family. New year, new me? Probably not, but how about New Year Momtras or New Year’s Resolutions and Mantras for Type A Moms that are actually attainable. First, let’s explore two things: What is a Type A Mom, and what is a Mantra?
A Type A Mom is a mom who is driven and strives to be perfect in all aspects of her life, from her career to her family life. She works hard and sets high standards for herself and her family. She is organized, goal-oriented and often finds ways to be more efficient. She loves to stay busy and is always looking for ways to improve her life and the lives of her family members. She is also often seen as a “control freak” and can be intimidating to those around her. Although Type A Moms may seem intimidating, they are usually driven, motivated, and have the best intentions for their families. Is that you?
A mantra is a short phrase or sound that is repeated often during meditation and prayer. It is used to help focus the mind and give the meditator a sense of peace and calm. Mantras can be spoken silently or aloud and can be used to help manifest desired outcomes and manifest positive energy.
So what do you get when you combine a Type A Mom in need of mantras for the new year? New Year Momtras. Below are seven New Year Momtras for any mom that wants to establish a self-care routine and start the new year on a positive note without the stress of unrealistic expectations. After reading the resolution, try saying the mantra out loud to yourself if it applies. The more you say it, the more it becomes a reality. Before you know it, it’ll be time to set your goals, resolutions, and next New Year’s Momtras.
Take a break: As a Type A Mom, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Make sure to take some time each day just to relax, enjoy a cup of tea, or do something you enjoy. New Year Momtra: I will take a quiet moment for myself every day.
Practice self-care: It’s important to remember to take care of yourself as well as your family. Make sure to get enough sleep, eat healthy, exercise, and find time for activities that bring you joy. New Year Momtra: Self-care is not selfish. It is necessary.
Declutter: Take some time to declutter your home and clear out the items you no longer need. This can be a great way to reduce stress and increase productivity. New Year Momtra: I will create chaos-free spaces, one room at a time.
Prioritize: It’s essential to prioritize the important things to you and ensure you have time for them. Make sure to set aside time for yourself, family, and work. New Year Momtra: I will be intentional about priorities; including prioritizing myself.
Slow down: Try to slow down and savor the moments with your family. Instead of rushing to complete tasks, take some time to enjoy the little things. New Year Momtra: I will take time to be present and enjoy the moment.
Set goals: This can be a great way to stay motivated and stay on track with your New Year Momtras. Make sure to set realistic goals and break them down into manageable steps. New Year Momtra: I will reach my goals by attaining smaller goals along the way. A win is a win.
Be patient: As a Type A Mom, it’s easy to get frustrated and be hard on yourself when things don’t go as planned. Remember to take a deep breath and be patient with yourself and your family. New Year Momtra: I am doing a great job. *Breathe*
Happy New Year!