I’ve been so sensitive about sharing because I know the mental and emotional pain a women struggling to have a baby feels.
But, in making the choice not to talk about motherhood I can see that I’d been holding back and hiding a huge part of my life.
So, sharing Awakened Mama with you has been really beautiful, vulnerable and a bit scary.
This is a program I believe in with all my heart.
But, I fear that most mamas won’t sign up…
Even if their hearts and souls are screaming,”YES, I need this!”
When it comes to self care, most mamas I know really struggle with it.
Yup, that’s the TRUTH.
They tend to put everything and everyone’s needs ahead of their own.
They sacrifice everything for the good of the family.
Because, for many they feel or have been told that this is what is expected.
So, time and time again mamas burn out.
Find it really hard to be present with their children
Use social media to mentally check out or to seek connection
Are sleep deprived and grouchy
They feel terrible that they don’t FEEL better and can’t DO more.
They so dearly want something to change, but it all just feels too overwhelming.
And here’s where it gets dangerous.
Unless a mama feels really SAFE, she will NOT share that she is having a hard time.
She thinks it will insinuate that she is a bad mother, or that she doesn’t love her children or being a mama.
YES, fear of judgment.
So, the ongoing cycle of feelings failure and guilt continue.
THIS HAS TO CHANGE!
How we show up as mothers impacts our children, how they feel and who they grow up to be.
So the most responsible and best thing that YOU can DO as a mama is to take care of your mental and emotional well-being.
Our kids need us to be present with them
To see and hear them
To be patient with them
To reflect self love and self compassion to them
To connect with them with an open heart
But, if you don’t have it in you because you’re GIVING so much, and not filling yourself back up…
It can be really hard to just get through the day.
This was me for years and is one of the core reasons I created Awakened Mama!
The better I took care of myself the easier being a mama became.
The more energy I had
The more present and patient I was
The more connected we all felt
The calmer my children were
The less guilt I felt
I’m not a perfect mother.
Far from it.
Buy, Today, I am is a super self aware mother.
I’m aware from a place of self love and compassion.
And here is the beautiful thing…
Self care can start in this moment.
You don’t even have to leave the house.
First acknowledge how much you’re doing and what an AMAZING mother YOU are!
Then place your hand on your heart and tuning-in and simply ask yourself what you need in this moment that will nourish your soul and spirit.
Listen for the first answer that comes up.
Now go do that!
So you can get the love and support you need to feel your best as a mama.
And remember you’re doing a wonderful job!
You are doing enough.
You are enough.
You are good.
You are so deeply loved!
Sending you love and hugs,