Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New Year's Resolution

As promised in my previous post and following the tradition that I've been doing for as long as I can remember, I have finally completed my list for this year's New Year's resolution. I've been extremely busy and I have not had the time to be really specific but this year, my ultimate aim and goal is to achieve the 3 things listed below:

1. Strengthen my Iman

My kids are growing up and watching my move and steps. I want to be a good role model to my kids and I know by strengthening my Iman, I can be the best role model to my kids. InsyaAllah.

What does being spiritual mean? It could mean a lot of things. Being spiritual and religious is two different things. For me, strengthening my Iman means being both. I must bring myself closer to God and more religious. I know I have a long way to go but InsyaAllah, this year, I will make more of an effort to learn more about things around me, the right way. The muslim way. They say when Allah is always on your mind, Iman will always be in your heart. I need to work on this even more now than ever because I need to set a good example.

2. Take charge of my own happiness

As I'm getting older, I learn that in order to be the best that I can be is to love myself even more. Once you become a mum, your life will take a huge turn. Everything is no longer about you and becomes all about your little ones. That is the same with me too. It took me so long to realise that in order for me to be the best mum to my children, I need to be happy.I need to make myself a priority. It is NOT being selfish when I am MY PRIORITY. I need to feel good, look good and be good in order for me to be the kind of mum that my kids can look up to. It is actually very simple but often forgotten. This year, I promise to love myself even more and be in charge of my own happiness.

Jada Pinkett Smith nailed it! I watched this video and I could totally relate. This is exactly what I needed to do to be a better me.

3. Health is wealth

I must say that I've done this for a few years now. It is a work in progress for sure but I've taken that step to lead a healthier life compared to how I was before. This year, I need to continue and do even more. I'm also not getting any younger. I am glad that I know what works for my health and wellbeing. I am grateful that I have friends guiding me to lead a healthier lifestyle, not just for me but for my whole family. Those who know me well will know that I do not exercise. Heck, I dont even own any sports shoes or workout clothes. I just dont exercise. This year, I plan to incorporate that in my life. I am still not ready to sign up for gym or workout classes yet (because I know I might not go!) but I want to start slow by perhaps doing simple workouts at home. Youtube will be my guide. Watch this space!

Eating clean is also quite hard for me to achieve. I just love food too much. I will try to cut down on sugar (cakes!!!!) and have more fruits and vegetables in my meals. My husband and I plan to go on juice diet soon. I hope we will make it! (Wish us luck!)

I guess that is it. My goals is pretty simple. I guess I lead a pretty simple life and I dont need much. As long as I am healthy, my family and children is OK, I feel blessed.

What is your 2018 resolution? Do share.

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