Finding Your Happiness
The day I became a mother was the greatest day of my life, hands down. I’d never felt such happiness before, but, little did I know it would only last for so long. Before you take this the wrong way, understand that after having a baby your hormones and emotions are running rampant, literally.
There are so many joys that come with being a mother but there are also so many sleepless nights and temper tantrums. With all the stress a mother carries its important to take the time to focus on your needs and most importantly, on your happiness.
By taking care of yourself, you are able to provide better care for your children. A happy mother makes for a happy child.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Easier said than done but it is important to understand what deserves your energy and what does not. Letting every little thing get under your skin will surely ruin your day so instead of getting worked up about something, take a breather and reset.
Have you ever heard that when you look good, you feel good? Well this is 100% true. Taking care of your physical body is a major key to taking care of the person inside. Just by eating healthier or spending a short 20 minutes being active can make all the difference in your mood. I’ve recently started working in 30 minutes of yoga into my morning routine and I got to say, it has made a huge difference in how I go about my day.
Forget Everyone’s Opinions
This is a big one for those who have outsiders constantly critiquing their parenting skills. Everyone has opinions and advice when it comes to being a parent but don’t get too wrapped up in it, especially when it is negative. The decisions you make for your child are just that, your decisions.
What awesome ideas. Being a happy momma is so important.
It is, thanks for reading!
I loved this post. For me getting out of the house ALONE is huge for me. even 30 min can totally renew me!
Same! Thanks for reading, Arin.
Get out of the house is so important! T can be so monotonous to stay in all the time!
Love this post!! I think as a mom we forget to take care of our own health and well being! Love reading all these reminders and tips!! The most important is to ignore everyone’s opinions because so many people think their way is the only way but honestly as long as the kids are healthy and happy why does it matter?
Wow – I aspire to 30 min of yoga per day! Go you! (To be fair, I am getting over a broken foot, so have a long way til I’m back to the strength and balance I need to be able to do a lot of poses lol…)
It’s super hard to fit in with a toddler but it is so worth it. I hope you have a speedy recovery!
Yes! This is a great piece, self care is essential especially being a new mother.
Exactly! And thank you!
I couldnt agree more with the last one getting out of the house! My husband knows that when he wakes from his day sleep from work I need to get out just for 5 minutes by myself to regroup lol The kids also do much better if i take them out rather than endless days at home – I guess they are like me lol
Yup, I’m the exact same way!
Totally agree with getting out of the house! Always makes me feel better
Mamas need to do self-care. At least a quiet bath can do wonders sometimes. As a mom even that can be difficult but if we don’t self-care then we won’t be able to be good mommies. Self-care has to be prioritized. Great post!
I couldn’t agree more, thanks for reading!
This is so accurate. Self care is so important as a Momma. Thanks for your insight I really enjoyed the read!
Thanks for your post. I am grateful that you were able to let us realize besides the sleepless night, there are ways to find our happiness. This way, we will be able to enjoy our blessings and not focus on our challenges.