Why I’m scrapping new years resolutions this year

Happy New Year!

After taking some time off this year over Christmas I’m now feeling like one of those annoying “ready and rearing to go” people.

It’s amazing what a break with your loved ones can do for you. (Even when you are in the third trimester and most days you feel like an exhausted hippo!)

I find that time off or just some time to yourself can really help clear your mind to focus on what’s important.

Personally, right now it’s important that I eat well, move about often and put my feet up at night.

But what do you need to focus on right now?

What does your child need from you right now?

I was reading a column from Author and “Mum entrepreneur” Giovanna Fletcher yesterday and she said that this year she’s scrapping new years resolutions…

She explains that her resolutions have always been about sacrificing the things she loves and criticising herself for the choices she made the previous year.

Not exactly a very positive start to the year right?

So Giovanna shares that she’ll be looking at what she can add to her life this January rather than detract from it…

And what a healthy way to look at things, don’t you think?

So for you, it might be adding 15 minutes of time to play a listening game with your child each day?

Or perhaps adding a little reminder to your fridge to encourage your child to ask in full sentences when they want something to eat or drink?

Or maybe you’ll be adding 10 extra minutes to your child’s bedtime routine to spend quality time with them and focus on their speech development?

So have a think about what will work for you and your family and what goodness you can ADD to your lives this year.

Don’t forget to share them with me, I’d love to hear your ideas and of course your child’s progress.

If you’re stuck on ideas and need some inspiration on how you can help your child with their behaviour, social skills, communication or sensory needs then my book “A Guide To Unlimited Autism Success” is out now.

Click here to get your copy and discover heaps of ideas on how to help your autistic child thrive in every area of their development.

Once again, Happy New Year!

Speak with you soon until then,

Live every moment, Love beyond words and make a difference today!

Emma Ottaway