As a new mom, we tend to focus on our physical appearances and the new bodily changes that we have earned after childbirth. Many of us focus on the negativities that not only put us down but also affect us mentally.
We can’t help but think about the stretch marks, the loose skin and the endless look of our tired eyes. But we are beautiful in each of our own ways. We just don’t know it yet.
So start by embracing the new you and the person that you have become. Because these new changes are only temporary. And they don’t last forever.
Embrace your new self by being patient
Remember the saying that goes “patience is a virtue.” Time will pass you by and your body will heal itself. Our minds are tricky and we may think that those stretch marks will be there forever.
But It took you nine months to grow your precious miracle, now you must give it time to heal.
Take a minute each day to be kind to yourself. Check out this post on how to be a happier mom.
Give yourself a compliment each day and only focus on the things that you love about yourself whether that is physical appearance or what is on the inside. No matter what, people will love you for the person that you are.
That’s why your husband married you, right?
Be content with yourself
I know it’s hard, but you must try to be okay with your new self. Lots of new mothers have stretch marks and loose skin.
But this shows proof that you made a miracle of life.
If someone gives you a compliment then take it and accept the fact that you do look amazing!
Embrace your new self by being confident
So maybe your old clothes don’t fit anymore!
If so, find yourself by trying on new clothes that do fit and feel confident about it! Don’t worry about whether your old stuff will fit you or not.
This gives you a good excuse to go shopping! You deserve it anyway.
Embrace your new self by not comparing yourself to the way others look.
Stop comparing yourself to other moms.
Life is not a competition and you don’t win anything for it. We are all on our own journey and now you need to take your own path.
Don’t follow others because it’s a new trend and you have to have it. Be yourself, set your own trends because that is what makes you unique.
Embrace your new self so that you can focus on what the future brings.
Enjoy the precious moments between you and your new baby because these tiny moments don’t last forever. You know you are a good mom and you know that there are things that you love about yourself so why not let it shine?
You do what you do best and never feel like you have to listen to what others have to say.
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