Today, I want to talk about something that I know many moms struggle with, and that's connecting our identity and worth to what we accomplish. As moms, we have so much on our plates. We have the responsibility of taking care of our children, managing our households, and possibly even holding down a job outside of the home. It can be overwhelming, to say the least.
But even with all of this pressure, we often expect ourselves to "just figure it out." We tell ourselves that we should be able to handle everything that's going on around us and still maintain a good attitude. And when we don't, we add it to our "guilt check" list, which only further erodes our sense of self-worth.
So, how can we cultivate a loving relationship with ourselves and feel our worth, despite the chaos we might sense around us? It all starts with realizing that we're doing the best we can with what we have. We need to let go of the idea that we should be able to handle everything perfectly, and instead, embrace the fact that we're doing our best under challenging circumstances.
This week, I want to encourage you to take a step back and look at the beautiful things you contribute to your family and your life. Think about the moments when you've been patient with your kids, or when you've managed to prepare a healthy meal despite a hectic schedule. Recognize the value of these efforts and have gratitude towards yourself.
It's essential to remember that you're a gift to your family and yourself. You bring so much to the table, and it's essential to acknowledge that. When we're constantly berating ourselves for not doing enough, we're not only damaging our self-worth, but we're also robbing our families of the joy of being with us.
Loving yourself as a mom isn't always easy, but it's essential. When we accept ourselves for who we are, flaws and all, we're better equipped to handle the challenges that come our way. We're also more likely to model self-love and self-care for our children, which is an incredibly valuable lesson for them to learn.
So, as you go about your week, remember to be kind to yourself. Give yourself grace when things don't go as planned, and acknowledge the beautiful things you contribute to your family and your life. Remember that you're doing the best you can, and that's something to be proud of.
In conclusion, being a mom is tough work, and it's easy to fall into the trap of connecting our identity and worth to what we accomplish. However, it's essential to remember that we're doing the best we can under challenging circumstances. Take a moment to recognize the value of your efforts and have gratitude towards yourself. Remember that you're a gift to your family and yourself, and love yourself, mama.
Article written by Diana Ballard