With every New Year come new resolutions. While it can be exciting for some to set new goals for the coming year, it makes no sense to others as they rarely ever stick to it. But if you are pregnant, New Year resolutions can be all the more fun and something to look forward to as you’ll be doing it not just for you, but for your baby as well. The key is to find smaller, easier resolutions that can be manageable and doesn’t get too boring after a while. So here goes the 5 realistic New Year resolution for every mom-to-be in 2020!
#5. Eat Good Food
We know it’s easier said than done especially when the midnight cravings are taking over whatever is left of your self-control. And that is why we are not asking you to completely abandon your cravings. Pregnancy is a time to indulge. Girl, you deserve that last piece of choco-chip cupcake. Often times we make these huge resolutions that no one can keep up to and then finally decide to completely let go! Hence the key is to eat in moderation. Craving a pizza? Go for it! Just make sure to eat healthy food for the rest of the day. And here’s the most important tip: always stock your fridge with homemade healthy snacks that you can indulge in guilt-free.
#4. Sleep On Time
How many times have we made this resolution but failed to follow through? We repeatedly hit the snooze button on our phone probably because we never sleep on time. So make a habit of sleeping at a particular time every night so that your body feels rejuvenated when you wake up the next day. And for this resolution to work, it’s equally important that you stop using your phone after a particular time during the night. Keep your phone away and make your bedroom a cozy space to sleep in.
#3. Sort Out All Financial Matters
Babies come with a lot of expenses. Right from your hospital bills to purchasing all the baby stuff might cause you some financial stress. So plan ahead and find ways you can cut down on the unnecessary expenses and learn to purchase smartly. Check your insurance, clear out all your pending bills, and work out a plan so that you can enjoy a stress-free pregnancy.
Exercise not to lose weight but to stay fit. Unless you are having a high-risk pregnancy, your doctor would give you the thumbs up to work out during your pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor what kind of exercises are safe for you and make sure you work out at least 4 or 5 times a week to stay fit. Do this and you will boost your energy and stamina that will help you to get back in shape during your postpartum recovery period as well.
#1. Be Optimistic
It’s easy to go into a negative mode whenever you are faced with a tough situation in life. Staying positive, on the other hand, takes a lot of effort and courage. But it will be the best thing you could do during your pregnancy. It’s natural to have your share of qualms about the impending childbirth and motherhood. Staying self-informed and finding ways to connect with other moms-to-be will help you realize that you are not alone. If you are dealing with body-negativity issues, the internet is the best platform in today’s age. Find women bloggers and influencers who spread the message of body positivity. We promise it will help you a great deal during this time.
In the midst of planning and preparing for the baby’s arrival, one might lose a sense of the fact that you too are becoming a new mom. So make sure to pamper yourself and invest enough time in making yourself happy which will indirectly reflect in everything else you are trying to achieve.