Today, I would like to touch on finding fulfillment outside of being a mom. Yes you can, and yes you should!
You have an identity outside of just being a mom. You are so much more! You are a woman of God, a wife, a daughter, you are a sister etc. So let’s get to it!
In my previous post that can be applied to any mom, 5 Ways for Stay at Home Moms to Practice Self Care, I share ways for moms to take better care of themselves. But you may be wondering, why should I? Seriously, we have SO much to do.
From when we first have our children, we self sacrifice. We give and give and give. Then as we get older we hear all these things: ‘being a mother is the most wonderful thing you can be’. ‘Just keep being a wonderful mom’, that’ll be good enough. Being a mom is a wonderful thing, but our culture has made us believe that when we want more than that, there’s something wrong with us.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to do things outside of just being a mom. As a matter of fact, you should want to do things outside of being a mom.
Why? It makes momma a happy momma. Lol!
As they say, when momma’s not happy nobody’s happy. But when mom takes time to relax, to do things she loves to do, guess what? That helps you and your children! It helps you to distress so that you can be open and more patient with your kids when they’re calling you all day saying…mom, mom, mom, a thousand times an hour. You know what I am talking about lol!
So let’s start making ourselves a priority and becoming a better mom in the process! Post one thing below that you will start doing for yourself to find fulfillment outside of your role as a mom!