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Should You Make New Year’s Resolutions?

Should You Make New Year’s Resolutions?

Believe it or not, whether or not to make New Year’s resolutions can be a hot topic! Many of us have strong feelings one way or the other about it. Some believe it’s extremely important to make them each year because, after all, it’s hard to reach goals we haven’t set. Others believe it’s a complete waste of time and should be avoided for that reason.

New Year's Resolutions

What about you? Do you make New Year’s resolutions? If so, do you make them for your homeschool? Your family? Fitness? Finances?

I’ve had years when I’ve made homeschool New Year’s resolutions and years when I’ve made resolutions related to fitness or my family. I’ve had other years when I haven’t made any at all. I try to base my decision each year on how well I’m already doing reaching my goals or how much I need extra motivation and a fresh start.

Today I’d like to share several articles related to this topic. I hope you find these articles helpful and that they’ll give you some guidance as you decide whether or not to make your own resolutions this year.

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Inspire Moms

If you’d like a few ideas for realistic resolutions that will inspire you to connect more with your family in the new year, 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Inspire Moms is for you!

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Strengthen Your Family

The first article in this list was full of ideas to inspire moms, and 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Strengthen Your Family is, you guessed it, full of ideas for families! So take a look at this article, choose a few suggestions for things you’d like to add to your family’s time together, and prepare to have a great year with your family!

3 New Year’s Resolutions I’m NOT Making!

Our article about New Year’s Resolutions I’m NOT Making is a look at how we sometimes tend to put pressure on ourselves to make resolutions that may be difficult to keep and that may add stress to our lives. If you tend to be a perfectionist or to set goals that stress you rather than bless you, I hope this article will encourage you to give yourself grace.

New Year: Resolutions vs Goals

What is the difference between a resolution and a goal? Why does it matter? Do you need to make one or the other? In our article, New Year: Resolutions vs Goals, you’ll get the answers to these questions and more. You’ll also get 5 tips for creating your own goals or resolutions for the new year!

Parenting Resolutions

These Parenting Resolutions are all about allowing God to show you how to live and how to teach and guide your children. These aren’t difficult, but they will be life-changing for you and your children!

7 Stress-Free New Year’s Resolutions

If you’d like to make some New Year’s resolutions but you need them to be realistic and doable, this article is for you! These 7 Stress-Free New Year’s Resolutions are sensible and reasonable, but they are also going to help improve your new year!

Why I Never Make Homeschool New Year’s Resolutions

Or, if the idea of making New Year’s resolutions is nonsense to you (especially the idea of making homeschool-related resolutions), you might enjoy Why I Never Make Homeschool New Year’s Resolutions. It’s on our sister site, Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, and it’s a look at why you might not want to choose the new year as a time to make changes to your homeschool.

It makes sense to take some time to think about whether you want to make resolutions for your life, your family, or your homeschool. It is definitely smart to consider how things are going and make a conscious decision about whether changes need to be made. It also makes sense, though, to make changes at the right time and to make changes that, if possible, are not stressful to your family or you!

I hope you have a blessed and happy new year!



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About the author


Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms, Only Passionate Curiosity, Homeschool Road Trips, Love These Recipes, and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 30 years ago, and they live in the South. Hannah, age 26, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 24, was the second homeschool graduate and the first to leave the nest. Mary Grace, age 18, is the most recent homeschool graduate. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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