Updated: May 5, 2021
I'm an overthinker. An A type introvert who struggles to relinquish control, often takes on more than she should, and is consistently working on enforcing firm boundaries. The simplest decisions take me an incredible amount of time, I’m travel obsessed, career driven, ambitious and goal oriented. Personal development is my jam and reality tv is my guilty pleasure.
I'm a work in progress.
But the uncomfortable truth is, I’ve spent most of my life going against the grain, non-conforming and while some may cringe, I'm okay with it all. In fact, I carried those traits with me well into motherhood and even when societal norms suggest otherwise, I hold tight to who I am because I believe every woman deserves to show up authentically as themselves and feel confident when doing so.
Perfect motherhood is a myth!
It’s funny, even before we become moms society sets the standard that there is only one way to be a mother. That to be successful in motherhood, you need to stay at home, self-sacrifice, devote your entire existence to your family and carry the pressure to be all of those things without focusing on yourself. This myth is damaging, leaves you feeling resentment and is a recipe for disaster.
If I can be completely honest with you, prioritizing your needs is a must and perfect moms do not exist!
Perfect motherhood is unattainable and I believe every mom has the right to reinvent her role as a mom as many times as she needs to until she defines motherhood in the way that is right for her. No matter what that definition may be.
I encourage you to also go against the norm by redefining motherhood on your terms. It’s time we give women the permission to prioritize themselves. We all heard the old saying, you cannot pour from an empty cup. It essentially means to take care of others you must take care of yourself. If you are just getting started on your wellness journey , I recommend making small changes in your day to day routine to incorporate self care. It doesn't have to be a lot initially, but if you can commit to a few days each week- the reward will be worth the effort.
So, in honor of Maternal Mental Health Day, click here to get access to my 5 step framework, guaranteed to jumpstart your wellness journey. What small changes can you make today to shift your mindset and routine to prioritize you? Leave a comment below!
Love and Light.