THAT ICKY FEELING YOU JUST CAN’T SHAKE
Overcoming mom guilt and the fake truths that comes along with it.
We’re all too familiar with the daily hustle of being a parent. Now YES, we know about the joy of parenthood and how you won’t even need a second to think about putting your child first. But this blog is not about that, it’s not about your kids, it’s about YOU - and that’s OK. You'll see why in a sec.
Frequently when connecting with Moms about coaching and reaching their own goals, their responses slip off their tongue almost automatically. “I’m too busy, I don’t have enough time, I need to focus all my attention on the kids, I just feel too guilty to spend time on myself when I should be at home with the family”. Here’s the thing, mama. When you put our health on hold, we put our life on hold!
Investing in your health and your future is an active choice and decision to start being the best version of yourself, not only because you’ll feel better, but because you’ll be the YOU that your kiddos need, love and appreciate. In my journey, I recall waiting a very long time before actively choosing to fuel my body with nourishing foods. Before doing so, I didn’t feel like I had the energy to play with my daughter. And so, the pattern started to dig its heels into my life. I couldn’t focus at work, yet work was my main excuse for not exercising. Before I started meditating, I could feel my patience run low. We are all in dire need of pursuing the things that will sustain us and empower us and give us the strength we need in the very situations we feel are prohibiting us from pursuing it in the first place. It’s a conundrum, and trust me - I get it.
Ever been stuck in the “I’ll start tomorrow” mindset? I understand. It’s ok if you have lost motivation. Motivation is like a muscle and it weakens at times.
This is your daily reminder to take a minute now to recommit to your health!
You always have the power to begin again and unapologetically take time for yourself. The balance is “me time, our time, work time”.
I experienced A LOT of mom guilt for taking time to practice yoga & focus on my well-being.
Today I’m very clear that my daughter needs me to LIVE:
✨ be healthy
✨ have a social life
✨ have activities that bring me joy
✨ embrace my creativity
✨ have a career that brings value to my life & value to others' lives
✨ AND LOVE ME JUST AS MUCH AS I LOVE HER!!
I know, it sounds impossible to love ourselves as much as we love our kids.
But telling our littles to love themselves means nothing.
Our littles watch, learn, and feel our energy more than anyone else we know. When we love ourselves first, we give our littles permission to do the same.