1. Prioritize your self care.
Actually make the time to pour in to yourself. You “make the time” by taking a real look at your current schedules (plural because you have multiple schedules when you consider your spouse and your kids), identifying “pockets of time” (or a moment to get away on days off, early mornings, during nap time…etc), and then scheduling the time for yourself (actually writing it down is a game changer). I am a firm believer in SCHEDULING time for myself and embracing the “mini moments” to fill my cup spiritually, emotionally, physically, mentally and relationally. Spending time with Jesus, therapy, sun filled walks, sitting in silence in the car, daily affirmation using God’s word, lunch with friends, doing whatever makes you look and feel your best (my fave)…etc. It all counts! Whether 30 minutes, or a full weekend… Prioritize pouring into yourself!
2. Identify your own specific needs.
From childcare, to home schooling… being a working mom, mompreneur, corporate mom or SAHM… to Hiring a chef, or a house keeper, or investing in the equipment to handle it yourself… get super clear about what you need and find your OWN FLOW! All schedules, routines, systems and lifestyles ARE NOT created equal. One size DOES NOT fit all. So you must get super clear about what you need. When you’re doing what’s best for you and your family, and let go of the need for approval from others… chiiii…. that’s freedom!
3. Ask for and accept support!
The more I do this work the more I realize that most moms feels overwhelmed and lack confidence as moms because they are trying to do it all by themselves. And sadly so many moms say that even with their best efforts, they feel like they’re falling short. Momma, let me free you with this NEWSFLASH… there’s no special reward or extra stimulus check coming because you’re trying to DO IT ALL BY YOURSELF! Running yourself into the ground, is played out. Believe me I speak from experience… Ask for support, accept it and allow those trusted loved ones (family, friends and YOUR HUSBAND) to pour into your life!
When you prioritize yourself as a mom, you show up more confidently, present and grounded as a mom, in your marriage, in your home and career! All the areas that matter most to you are impacted by how you care for yourself. So, take care… and prioritize yourself!
I want to hear from you! Whether a working momma, mompreneur… How are you prioritizing yourself? What do you do to help you show up confidently as a mom!? Share with me on social media…@Reese__Dennis