Mom guilt is a real thing, and it sucks. It’s time to silence that mom guilt once and for all.
It’s not just you—we all have it. And it sucks. But you can make it stop. Here are 5 ways to silence your mom guilt:
1) Don't try to do everything for everyone.
It’s admirable to want to help others, but sometimes it’s just not possible. Let go of the feeling that “I should be doing more” and focus on what you can actually accomplish today. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel when you stop trying to do everything!
2) Don't compare yourself to others.
You are your own person, with your own set of strengths and weaknesses. There’s no need to compare yourself to someone else—and even if there were a need, there’s no way you could win! Just focus on what makes YOU awesome and celebrate that instead of comparing yourself to others who may or may not be any better than you at anything specific (or at anything at all).
3) Don't overbook yourself.
Holidays are stressful enough without adding extra stressors into the mix by overbooking yourself with commitments that will make your time with loved ones less enjoyable than it needs to be.
4) Get up early every day so that you can fit in a workout before your busy day.
This will make you feel more productive and healthier for the day, which will make it easier to get through work without taking breaks all the time because your back hurts from sitting at your desk all day long!
5) Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Remember that you are a person with needs and wants, too. When you have to step away to deal with life, and your baby is in a crying fit for you, it’s okay to ask for help. If you need to hire help, do it! Give yourself permission to be selfish sometimes! Most importantly, take care of yourself first! If you don’t take care of yourself mentally and physically (and maybe spiritually too), then how can anyone else?
As a mother, you’re constantly juggling a million different things. You’re not just running a household, you’re running an entire family.
Sometimes it can be hard to find the time to get everything done and still make sure that you’re taking care of yourself too. It’s easy to feel guilty about your kids not getting enough attention or your house being messy or any number of other things. You’re never going to be perfect. Perfection doesn’t exist. All you can do is put your best foot forward and leave the rest with the universe!