Motherhood is a vital role that shapes the future of our society. The importance of this responsibility is real and, as a mother, you may find yourself continually putting everyone’s needs before your own. However, taking care of yourself is just as crucial as taking care of your family. By setting aside time for yourself to do things that you enjoy, you can recharge and become a better version of yourself. This can lead to a happier and more fulfilled you, better equipped to handle the demands of motherhood.
Being a mother comes with unique challenges, and it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day responsibilities and forget to celebrate your accomplishments. Unlike traditional jobs, there are no promotions or bonuses for being a great mom, which is why it’s so important to take time to reward yourself. As you plan, you’ll discover moments during the day that you can devote to self care – a half-hour to read a book, time for yoga or a walk, time to practice a skill or work on a hobby. By doing these things, you’ll add to your own peace, strength, and joy – and you’ll discover that there is actually more of you to go around. You’ll rest lighter and sleep deeper. So plan time to discover what you love and invigorate your soul.
Like every mom, you face unexpected challenges and events that remind you that you’re human. Remember, it’s sometimes easier to see our flaws than it is to see our strengths. We all struggle at this job, and we’re our own worst critics. So, don’t get down on yourself. You might not be on top of everything, but you’re working on the things that matter most. Remember your core values, what you should be prioritizing over everything else. As long as your actions are aligning with your core values, you should feel proud that you’re doing what matters most.