Motherhood is an amazing journey. It is one that changes many women for the better. Often times we find a kinder gentler us when we become mothers. This is something that most mothers will tell you. What they won’t tell you is that there are moments when you feel as though you are losing yourself to motherhood. Let’s be honest, most of us didn’t even realize it happened until one day we saw ourselves in the mirror and it just clicked.
The fact is that when you become a mom not only does something amazing happen, but we become so focused on these little ones that have been placed in our lives that we simply forget we must also nurture ourselves. Otherwise, we become stagnant in growth and we can begin to fill empty and possibly depressed. Yet, there are ways that we can keep this from happening or re-connect with ourselves.
5 Ways to Reconnect with Yourself
- Make sure to take time to yourself daily: Every day you need time to focus on preparing for the day. Maybe dress in your favorite clothes, sip on some coffee or something that is going to make you be more prepared for the day. This little bit of time can actually help you be productive and it can help give you a little boost in confidence.
- Continue to surround yourself with things that make you smile: It is easy for you to get bogged down with the day to day tasks. Our environment still needs to make us smile despite the neverending to-do list. It can be scripture that inspires you hanging on the wall, fresh flowers on the table or a simple photograph in a frame.
- Take up a hobby: One reason we lose ourselves in motherhood is that we stop working on ourselves. Finding a hobby can help you to grow a new skill and encourage you to continue to seek out just a little me time.
- Strive to connect: Adult relationships seem to suffer when we become parents. We get so busy that we forget that we need to connect with other adults. This leaves us drained and empty. Though we can’t always get out of the house to visit. We can send text messages and maybe even a phone call. This helps us keep our sanity.
- Embrace the new you: It’s true you will never be the same person that you were before you had children. Honestly, that isn’t a bad thing provided you make sure that you are taking time to love yourself and who you are becoming.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,