Investing In Yourself As A Wonderful Mum
Motherhood is one of the toughest and most rewarding jobs of all. There’s nothing that can prepare you for the emotional rollercoaster you go on, the lessons you’ll learn, and the true satisfaction you’ll feel in being a parent to lovely children. Still, no one ever said it would be easy, they said it would be worth it, and motherhood is one amazing adventure in so many ways.
Investing in yourself as a wonderful mum, then, is just good planning as it relates to the health of your family. It’s okay to toot your own horn once in a while and admit that you’re a great asset within the family, and deserve to feel as such.
In this post, then, we’re going to discuss just what these investments might be. Note that this isn’t to increase your net worth, but to improve your well-being as an active and attentive mother, someone who might not care for themselves as much as they care for others. Let’s consider that below:
- Keep Up With Your Wardrobe
Many people think that enjoying fashion and style is a way of finding social acceptance or drawing attention to ourselves, but really it’s a celebration of life and a way to express who we are. The more we can feel confident in ourselves, the happier, more engaged, and energized we become.
That said, when looking after our wonderful children it’s rare that we’re worrying about keeping up with the seasonal catalogue of clothes that has just released. But why not attend to buying a few accessories, or switching up your dresses for the summer, or opting for something new, like a titanium nipple piercing, or a nose ring, or even deciding to wear colourful hats for the first time in a while? There’s a strange thing that happens no matter where you are in life – when you look fresh, you tend to feel fresh.
- Focus On A No-Pressure Hobby
A mum’s life is pretty busy. You know that already. From parenting our children to making sure they’re well taken care of and healthy, all the way up to keeping the household in good condition, and working a career once maternity leave is over, it’s amazing to think just how much amazing mothers get done throughout the day.
If you do have any time at all, however, it can be nice to foster a no-pressure hobby just to help you relieve some stress and focus on something other than your responsibilities. Perhaps painting with watercolours once every two weeks can help you express yourself, or just reading the latest crime novel can come with its thrilling intensity and help you detach from the television or mobile phone before bed. Your life will be richer with a practice like this in it.
- Date Nights Are Important
It’s important to have a night off from time to time, either with your partner or a friend. By enlisting the help of a parent, sibling, or babysitter, you are afforded a little time off that can help you regather your thoughts and develop your relationships a bit more. No matter if you go out for a meal, or hit the bar with a friend, or just attend a lovely local theatre show – invest this time and energy in yourself. You’re a mother, sure, and a good one, but there’s absolutely no shame in taking a night off occasionally to have some fun, too.
With this advice, you’re sure to invest in yourself as a wonderful Mum and hopefully thrive as a result.