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Girl, Trust Me: Trust Yourself

Let’s get one thing out of the way: mamas are absolute superheroes. I think of all the amazing moms in my life and I’m in awe of everything they do for their families! 

Let’s get one thing out of the way: mamas are absolute superheroes. I think of all the amazing moms in my life and I’m in awe of everything they do for their families! 

Still, trying to raise your little ones to be great human beings can be completely overwhelming. Especially when children are young, it’s so easy to lose track of who you are inside, because you’re so focused on being the greatest guiding star you can be. Of course, you love your child with all your heart but don’t forget that you need (and deserve!) some love, too!

Yes, we all get crazy busy, but self-care is necessary! It’s important to carve out a space for self-care whenever possible; whether it’s to recharge or relax, reflect or even spend quality time with your village. 

Need some extra help with self-care? Keep reading, love!

Why You Need Self-Care

Boy, the stresses of parenting can be daunting, am I right? According to the Pew Research Center, 77 percent of adults say women face significant pressure to be perceived as an involved parent. That pressure can really take a toll on mamas. Soon you’re doing everything you can to have and be it all, but at the end of the day, you’re not being you!

That’s why making time for yourself is so important, whether you’re a mama or not. Whether it’s recharging your batteries with a long nap, treating yourself to a salon day (one of my personal favorites!) or picking up your hobbies again—it’s so essential to take this time to give yourself a well-deserved break. And, when you’re feeling your best, you can be your best for your village. After all, you can’t pour from an empty cup! 

One thing I always try to remind myself is that self-care is just about working on yourself, it’s also about feeling confident in leaning on your village so you can free up time for yourself. That’s what your village is there for!

Give Yourself Some Space

So many of us feel like we can’t take a moment to slow down and take some space. Trust me: It’s completely OK to do this! Sometimes distance actually gives you the space you need to see how amazing you are. If you feel like you’re overcommitted or too busy, lean on your village. Ask for support so you can take some space to focus on taking care of yourself!

No one is perfect, but taking the time to reflect on all the positives will help you feel comfortable in your choices. It’s easier said than done, but try not to compare your journey to another mom’s—what works for one family might not work for the next! But often, it’s that getting a little bit of space from a situation, and a little bit of time for yourself, that helps us see that.

I know how hard it can be to unplug even just for an hour, but it’s a great way to give you peace of mind! Even though you’re never completely off the clock, do something that takes your mind off your life duties and lets you be you. Maybe it’s watching your favorite movie, talking on the phone with someone in your village or getting some fresh air. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it helps you feel good about yourself!

Trust me, girl: feel confident in your parenting choices and know that you are slaying this whole mom thing. A bubble bath and kids-free lunch with girlfriends have your name written on it!

How do you take care of yourself? Share with me on Instagram – I’m always looking for new self-care ideas!