As a Mom, it’s easy to forget about ourselves when we are so focused on others. Especially when it comes to our babies. But once in a while, we need to treat ourselves with self-love because we need it!
So here are 5 reasons why you need more self-love.
1. Giving yourself more love brings more positivity in your life.
Adding self-love brings more positivity into your life by taking care of yourself first. Although I love being with my daughter, I noticed how unhappy I was by being home all the time. So I started forcing myself to go out more, even if it meant doing it on my own.
One new thing I started trying was jogging every other day. Every time my husband gets home from work, I get myself ready to go out for a jog.My main reason for doing this was not to get in shape or to help myself lose weight but to help me clear my mind. I started to use this to my advantage for self-love and therapy. Once I get out, I just stick my earbuds in and jam to my favorite music.
The first time I started doing this I felt free and happy. It boosted my self-confidence and I wanted more of it. Now I killing two birds with one stone by using outdoor therapy and shaping up my figure. So you can think of it this way. Find something that makes you happy and then force yourself to go out and do it.
2. If you feel like you can’t get it elsewhere, then why not give it to yourself.
Sometimes it is just really hard to explain to others about what or how you are feeling because they might not get it. Talking it out can be helpful in many ways. But sometimes you might have these negative feelings that are hard to subside. Then it becomes difficult to receive enough support to keep those feelings away, such as self-doubt or stress.
But you should never be afraid to ask for help. I am only saying that when you think you aren’t satisfied with the way that you are feeling, then it is time for bringing out acts of self-love because you deserve it. These acts of self-love are things that are most important and it starts with the most basic. I started eating healthier, drinking more water, and going for walks whenever I can. Even though these are tiny acts of self-love, the foundation of self-love starts with self-care and motivation.
3. Showing self-love contributes to mental health.
From my personal experience, I can tell you that I have come a long way since having my own child. The first year was the absolute hardest for me. Especially when it came to figuring out the new person that I became and the lifestyle change that I needed to adjust to. That first year I had my daughter, I didn’t care about anything else but her. This is totally normal when you are a new mom, but I realized I wasn’t taking care of myself or I didn’t have time to take care of myself. And that needed to change.
I noticed how much happier I felt once I started to read more instead of watching tv. I used to love reading books so I went back that and sort of reverted to my old self. So once you start to force yourself to do these things, whether old or new, you will become your best self by being happy and healthy.
4. Self-love will only shell out more love to others.
Don’t forget that the more you take care of yourself, mentally and physically, the happier that you will be. And the happier that you are, the more love you will have for yourself and others. Before, I noticed how much I did not want to be around others. I wanted to mostly be at home, I would lash out or get angry at the smallest things, and generally felt moody. I loved and hated being at home all of the time, but it got easier once I forced myself to get out more on my own.
Eventually, I started to love the person that I was becoming and in return I gained more love for others.
5. You will eventually gain more confidence.
Those tiny acts of self-love and kindness made me more confident as a mother and a person. You don’t care anymore about who is judging you whether it is parenting or who you are as a person. Although I am introverted, I became more outgoing, had less anxiety, and loved who I was becoming in the end.
Self-love can be challenging especially if you feel like it’s impossible to accomplish. Because when you’re a new mom, you can only focus on the two people that matter most to you… your husband and your baby. Self-love does not happen in a day and it takes one step at a time. But you can watch yourself grow into the more confident person by writing things down daily.
That is why I haven’t written an e-book just for you. A Mother’s Guide to Self Love teaches you how to overcome the self doubt and stresses that come with motherhood. This e-book also has a free challenge at the end that will keep you motivated and will help you to keep going. You can sign up here to receive your FREE e-book today and you will never have to miss out on FREE content when you join Pretty Crafty and Wanderful.
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