TPJ 92: How To Feel Phenomenal When You're A Mom
In our culture it’s quite acceptable to wear yoga pants all day, have cheerios in your hair, have spit up on your shirt, and always look a little bit like a hot mess once you become a mom. And you know what? It’s OK if you do! Being a mom is exhausting and demanding. Compared to the childless life, it’s a lot harder to look and feel phenomenal as you’re running around after toddlers all day, taking care of newborns all night, chauffeuring kids around all day, preparing lunches, making loads of meals, washing loads of dishes, cleaning all the time, and the list goes on. I get it. I really get it. I’m not a lifestyle, fashion and makeup guru, but I do know this: when I feel put together, somewhat taken care of, and I like the way that I look, I operate better. I’m a much more patient, upbeat, and positive person. So I happen to think that it’s an incredibly powerful parenting tool to make yourself feel like the best version of yourself. When we feel good and feel confident going out into the world we have more energy to show up for our children with more love, patience, energy, space and joy! We just have more of ourselves to give. In this episode I’ll give you 8 tips to help feel phenomenal as a mom with littles! [02:33] #1 - Don't snooze [05:07] #2 - Get dressed in the morning [06:51] #3 - Do something to take care of yourself in the morning [08:29] #4 - Add fragrance to yourself and/or your home [09:41] #5 - Play music you love [11:00] #6 - Make food you love [13:55] #7 - Take time to do little things for yourself throughout the day. [15:58] #8 - Take care of yourself at night [19:03] Speaking of nighttime...go to bed earlier! [20:42] Feeling phenomenal as a parent is a form of good parenting! If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you. Those shiny 5-star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly, they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here. Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies? Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital.