Happy New Year everyone ðŸŽŠÂ How was your holiday? I hope you all had a fabulous cosy happy time with your beloved ones ðŸ’žÂ This year I stayed in Paris instead of going back to VietnamðŸ‡»ðŸ‡³Â because of the pregnancy thing, it might be too risky to take a 12-hours flight ðŸš€
I’ve just read Aimee Song’s 2018 first post “5 things I learned in 2017 and 2018 resolution” and I think it’s a great way to start off a new year by writing down :
MY INTENTIONS FOR 2018
1. Read more
To be honest, I’ve rarely been patient enough to finish a book, a serie or even a movie ðŸŽ¥ðŸŽžÂ I always have problemÂ with concentration.Â Recently, I read again : startingÂ with every maternity bookÂ that I get my hand on, then some vietnamese novels to enrich my vocabulary. You know what? Turn out I really enjoy it!Â Reading is the most effective way to reduce stress.Â Silently reading for only 6 minutes can reduce nervousness and tension by more than 60%. The quality of sleep, creativity, level of happiness, communication with others improve. Everything is summarized on this sheet. I’ll definitely read more this year! ðŸ“–
2.Â Laugh more & grow creativity
It might seem these two things have nothing in commun at first. Actually, like innovation, humor borrows a path of thought very different from classical logic. Derision, association of ideas, exaggeration; laughter and laughter mobilize areas of the right hemisphere of our brain that are also those of creativity.
3. Stop being “sorry”Â & say “thank you” instead
“Sorry to have canceled dinner” becomes “Thank you for being understanding”
The outlook on the situation is changing and tensions are easing.
4.Â Eat healthy & Exercise
I had a very unhealthy life and lots of bad habits before.Â After knowing about Minichhan’sÂ existence (hahaðŸ‘¼) I eat more fruits and vegetable, drink more water.Â ITÂ is recommended toÂ activate for 7 minutes every dayðŸ‹Â 7 minutes of physical activity are enough to think better, straighten our happiness curve, reduce stress and improve the image that we have of ourselves. My way of workout : go to the pool, walk as much as I can, always turn on the music so I can dance whenever I want ðŸ‘¯
5. More getaway
6. Most importantly : Be a good mom
I don’t know whatÂ “Good parents”Â means exactly. I don’t aim to be the best motherÂ orÂ whatsoever.Â No matter how many I read, how many small talks I have with my friends and family… I can’t say I’m 100% ready. Motherhood is such a new chapter for me. I guess it’s how life is : Just do it and make it happen,Â don’t wait for the right thing, the right moment to come. For 2018 and years to come, I just want Minichhan to be a healthy, happy kid. She can cry, jump, do silly things, stay by his daddy’side and beÂ against me (cause I know I’ll have to play the bad roleðŸ‘»), I know we’ll love each other unconditionally & stay (strong) together ðŸ’ª