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! Make sure to grab your FREE e-book: A Mother’s Guide to Self Love.
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Here are 5 reasons you need self-love in your life.
1. Having self-love brings more positivity in your life.
Having self-love manifests a positive lifestyle by taking care of yourself first. Although I love being home with my daughter, I noticed how unhappy I was being by myself most of the time. So, forcing myself to get out more was exactly what I needed.
Here’s what you can try to manifest self-love and positivity in your life.
One new thing I fell in love with was jogging every other day. My main reason for doing this was not to get in shape or to lose weight but to really clear my mind. I use this to my advantage for self-love and therapy. So, one thing you can try is going out for a quick run. And listen to some of your favorite music for motivation. Seriously! It can really get you going.
In my experience, running made me feel free and happy. Jogging a few times a week will most likely boost your self-confidence. And if you find something that makes you happy, this is how you’ll be able to manifest self-love in your life.
2. If you feel like you can’t get any love elsewhere, then why not give it to yourself.
Sometimes it is 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 to bring 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, hydrating, and picking up new hobbies. Even though these are tiny acts of self-love, the foundation of self-love starts with self-care and motivation.
3. The act of self-love contributes to your mental health.
I can tell you that I have come a long way since the day I became a mother. The first year was the absolute hardest for me. Especially when it came to figuring out who I was.
But, this is a new life change for you and it’s a huge deal.
That first year I had my daughter, I didn’t care about anything else but her. That is totally normal when you are a new mom. But I realized I wasn’t taking care of myself in the way that I needed it.
And maybe for you, it’s time to make something happen for yourself.
One thing I changed that contributed to my mental health was to cut out t.v. time and read more books. I used to love reading books, so I went back to that. Contributing to your mental health will help you to become your best self.
4. Self-love will only spread 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.
I noticed how much I did not want to be around others for the longest time. This was a symptom of post-partum depression that I dealt with. I knew that lashing out or feeling angry was not the person that I was. But I got the help that I needed to help me focus on being the best version of myself.
If you love the person that you are, then you will gain more love for others. If you have experience with symptoms of PPD, don’t ever be afraid to talk to someone about it.
5. Self-love will help you gain more confidence in yourself.
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. And that is your husband and your baby.
Self-love does not happen in a day. It takes time. But you will eventually see yourself grow into the more confident person that you’ve always wanted to become.
That is why I have 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 that will keep you motivated. 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. Plus, you will also receive an ALL ACCESS PASS to my library of free printables, ebooks, and exclusive Motherhood and DIY content.
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