Being a mother is one of the most important jobs and experiences you can ever fulfil on this earth. Correctly raising, loving and help your child form homely memories is one of the most satisfying things you can also do, so it’s not as if the job comes with too much of an emotional sacrifice, providing your children are healthy and well.
However, in the effort to fill this duty (which can be, quite frankly, very time consuming,), we may neglect ourselves, and the things which help us feel loved and taken care of. If you’re a single mother, this could be even more applicable. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you should worry about this too much. There are plenty of reasons as to why you should feel great in your skin and happy in your life. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to achieve this too.
We’d argue that the following external and internal tips can help you dramatically if you’re feeling a little too worn out:
Take care of your thoughts. As famous children’s writer Roald Dahl once said: “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely.”
For this reason, making sure that you take even the hardest and most stressful periods of raising children as simply bumps on the journey, and continually show your gratitude to everything positive in your life, you can be sure that life will be much more meaning and happiness to you. This attitude can fix so many other issues that the root advice here is almost essential to appreciate first.
If you’re feeling low in self-esteem lately, why not radically alter your look? Self-maintenance and making yourself feel appealing is as simple as opting for a new look, one you love. You can experiment here by trying new tape extensions hair to give you radical new looks every day or selling your old clothes in exchange for new garments found on cheap apps such as eBay or Depop.
Revolutionizing your look could be as simple as going for a new pastel tone in your makeup, or booking a spa and pamper day once every six weeks. It could be getting new glasses with a more accurate prescription, or simply hanging out with your friends and ‘the girls,’ those who help you feel like a young, dynamic woman again. You already were this all along, so it’s worth it to remember, even after all of the burdens of responsibility placed on your shoulders.
It can be so difficult to experience things outside the family, especially if you have a couple of children, but it’s vital that you do it. It could be as simple as maintaining a vegetable patch in your garden, cultivating a blog online, or creating YouTube videos about a subject you love talking about. This will help you maintain that mental break you may need to keep active and engaged during your normal responsibilities. Something that affords you creative expression, like learning the guitar, is optimal here.
With these tips, you’re sure to stay happy and stable in your motherhood until your responsibilities as a grandmother begin.