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Out with the Old, in with the New

Mummy has been procrastinating.

As is customary of everything she does these days, Mummy has neglected to formulate a list of inspirational and motivational New Year’s Resolutions that will catapult her into 2019 with a BOOM. Damn it. With only 7 hours and 37 minutes left to contemplate what has passed and to choreograph what lies ahead, Mummy simply doesn’t have the time to be creating a Master Plan for The New Year. She has mouths to feed, bottoms to wipe and  washing to hang. But what on earth will become of Mummy in 2019?

So, having taken to Google in a desperate search for “The Answers to 2019,” Mummy discovered that Apparently it is Normal to pledge oneself towards a fair few of the following, by way of New Year’s Resolutions. In no particular order:

  1. Get fit.
  2. Take a social media break
  3. Eat healthier
  4. Read more
  5. Declutter
  6. Drink more water
  7. Save money
  8. Decrease screen time
  9. Increase family time
  10. Find a hobby

Job done, right? But despite the fact that Mummy does indeed do SOD ALL in relation to any of the above, much to Mummy’s disappointment, these Top 10 sure-as-hell ways to secure yourself a Better Year, just didn’t hit the spot. For Mummy has been here before. She’s compiled the lists, written the blueprints and made the promises. But much like the rest of the middle-aged population around her, Mummy isn’t very good at sticking to her New Year’s Resolutions. Tell Mummy to “get fit” and she will run a mile. Tell Mummy to “take a social media break” and she will actually have to talk to people to know what is going on in their lives! And tell Mummy to “eat healthier” and she will, quite frankly, cry into her curry.

So perhaps it is a weird twist of fate that in 2018 Mummy decided to train as a Coach. A Coach is someone who facilitates other people in their quest to achieve their goals. You heard it correctly. Mummy is going to be helping other people to fulfil their life-long dreams and ambitions! But how can Mummy help others when she can’t even set herself some simple goals for the coming year? And what of Mummy and her mission-less Mission to make 2019 the best year ever?

Well, the truth is that tomorrow, albeit 2019, is still just an extension of today and therefore Mummy is in no rush to create for herself resolutions that are false and forced. Instead, Mummy has chosen to take with her a few key things learned during 2018 that, as irritatingly clichéd as they sound, are really simple but deeply meaningful.

  1. Be curious
  2. Make time where there is none
  3. Be realistic
  4. Create positivity out of nothing
  5. Notice everyone and everything.

Mummy is feeling extremely happy with herself now. Through this little exercise, Mummy has identified 5 significant “Ways of Being” that can only help her and those around her in 2019. Now that the pressure’s off, Mummy is going to order a mammoth curry, crack open some pink gin and toast whatever the hell is to come in 2019. BOOM indeed.

Happy New Year to you all and thank you for your support! You can continue to read my rants over at @apparentlythisisnormal. And be sure to watch this space for discounted coaching rates 🙂


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