20 Ideas to Make this the BEST year ever

It’s the 1st month of 2017 and the first month of the year is nearly almost over. It has certainly been a new start to me as I have already started implementing the changes which I stated in my resolutions.

It can be difficult thinking about what to do this year to make it a meaningful year for you. One may have to sit down and focus to be able to come up with something.

For those who are still thinking or muddling over what to do this year here are 20 ideas to make it the best year ever for you.

  1. Make a conscious effort to de-clutter your surroundings.
  2. Visit new places
  3. Make new friends
  4. Re-connect with old friends/ acquaintances
  5. Take up a course
  6. Learn a new language
  7. Re-commit to a exercise regime
  8. Sleep better
  9. Eat clean / healthy
  10. Focus on yourself before others
  11. Learn from the past and DON’T repeat it. 
  12. Remove the bad apples and keep the good apples in your life
  13. Stay away from unnecessary drama (from other people)
  14. Revamp your wardrobe
  15. Streamline your operations and optimize
  16. Spend more time  with family and love ones.
  17. Hug and Kiss more
  18. Create a Vision board
  19. Plan regular date nights
  20. Read more

How are you going to make it your
best year ever?


The 1st Family Feeling Guide

1st Family Feeling Guide
1st Family Feeling Guide


The 1st Family Feeling Guide by Maree Watkins is a book unlike the normal books that I have read. It goes through the  different emotions  that a child may experience like – Anger and disappointment and gives suggestions on how he can cope with his feelings.

There are many different feelings that one goes through on a daily basis. These feelings can be very overwhelming for an adult what more for a young child!!

To let the parent/ adult have a better understanding of how they can assist the child in dealing with the emotions they are facing.

The different types of feelings  which one may experience are categorized from A to Z . Starting with Anger and ending with Zero Tolerance.

For each feeling there is a story which depicts one or more members of the freaky family  in a scenario highlights the given emotion and what they do to resolve the problems they face.

The story is read aloud to the child and questions are  asked to create a dialogue with the child to express his feelings.  The child has to learn how to express himself so that he will not suffer from repressed feelings which may lead him to feel hopeless and even in the worst case scenario lead to manic depression.



My thoughts

This guide by Watkins shows the reader the importance of teaching the child how to internalize and understand the various different feelings that he may experience.  It teaches the child how to think through logically and approach the problem that he has on hand.

By using the members of freaky family Watkins makes it easier  the child reading the book with the parents to relate to the emotions associated with the  characters inside the book.

It also give the parent the chance to show the child how to deal with each feeling properly by teaching them the coping skills.

Do pick up a copy of the 1st Family Feelings guide  to read more about how to deal with the different types of feelings.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Dominique Goh|Singapore Mom Blogger