Not Your Run of the Mill New Years Resolutions


The sense to end 2022 with a bang and start the New Year strong started back in early December. I spent the last month of the year reflecting and celebrating all of the good and the bad. Many I know also mourned a long year of physical and emotional pain. By January, everyone has resolutions or goals, but what about the majority of us that just want to keep keepin’ on?

My never-ending to-do list with 9 kids has a very long shelf-life and I really prefer to not add more pressure. So here are a few resolutions that aren’t so “run of the mill” that I plan to implement in 2023!

Breathe Better
Our culture is too rushed. In the midst of our day to day lives, breathing is often put on the back burner. It takes a mindset shift to prioritize breathwork multiple times in the day. But when you do, it’s a great mood booster. There are many benefits to taking deep breaths and a lot of resources to help remind you to slow down throughout the day.
Just breathe, mama!

Hold the Hug
I like to think I’m a hugger. When I greet you, I will hug you. But recently I’ve realized it doesn’t come natural to me – it’s not a natural, frequent habit that takes place within my day. Sometimes I can even feel my body resist it. So, I’ve resolved to “hold the hug” and just sit in the moment with my husband and my kiddos.

Ask for Help
Somewhere along the way asking for help became a bad thing. And while help looks different for everyone these days, it’s never a bad thing to ask for. Asking for help may be you enlisting the kids to do more around the house or it might mean a small window of time for you to exercise in a peaceful atmosphere each day. It might mean having someone fix something around the house you’ve been putting off all year or it could mean having someone else tell you what they think you need help with. I’m asking for help this year by gathering wisdom from people I know and trust on topics that I want to learn more about! From business, to networking, to personal growth — there are people that are ready and willing to help, just ask for it.

Happy New Year Mama! Praying you resist to urge to focus on over-doing with resolutions and instead slow down and savor the good stuff.



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Johnna King moved to Waco in January of 2017. She met her husband in college and after 9 years in the Marine Corps, they prayed for place to settle down and raise their family. She is the Domestic Engineer of Team King which currently consists of eight littles. Her oldest is 11, then 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 2 & 16 months . She is due with their 9th in the summer of 2022. Motherhood is one of Johnna's many passions. She equally enjoys growing in obedience to Jesus, homeschooling the kids, running/weight lifting, photography, interior design, holistic living and writing. There is usually a half-read book on her nightstand. She runs their family blog You can always find Johnna looking for new places to eat, planning a date night or taking another picture.