Mom, Don’t Neglect Yourself

Feb 29


Aurelia Williams

Aurelia Williams

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An overburdened mom is more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors such as comfort eating, poor diet choices, smoking, insomnia, and inactivity to help her deal with stress. Learn how to carve out some time for yourself so that you don't burn out.


Do you consider yourself to be a SuperMom with a schedule,Mom, Don’t Neglect Yourself Articles which seems to get busier every day? If so, you are certainly not alone. Moms everywhere are finding it increasingly difficult to make time for themselves, even if it’s just an hour or so a day.

It is very easy to get caught up in a daily routine and push aside or simply ignore the fact that you have needs. You take care of your family; you need to remember to take care of yourself, as well. In a nutshell, don’t neglect yourself!

When you take the time to do something for yourself, no matter how small, it will help to relieve the stress of the day. Even if it’s just enjoying a cup of coffee or reading a few pages of a good book, it will help. It’s during these times that you can shed the SuperMom persona and just be yourself.

As difficult as it is to believe, your children won’t love you any less if you put yourself first, every once in a while. If you are less stressed it stands to reason that the children will probably be less stressed, as well.

Honestly, if you’re like most moms, chances are you are your own worst enemy. Why? The answer is simple. You are probably putting added pressure on yourself, thinking that you have to keep up with all of the other moms, in the world. That is just not true.

It may come as a surprise; SuperMoms are really nothing but a myth. Yes, there are women who may make it seem as though they hold the title, but in reality they are struggling with the same ‘I’m not doing enough for my family’ issues as you are.

Some women tend to be a bit more organized than others, which may make them seem like SuperMom. But if you take a closer look at the situation, these same women usually only have one child and far less commitments than a mother of five. If the truth be known, they probably have more time to themselves.

As parents, most of us strive to be the best role models we can be. It is vital to teach our children… especially our daughters that it is acceptable NOT to be a super parent.  

Children and not only the most important people in a mothers life but they are usually the most influential as well. As you know, children are just like sponges and everything they see mom do, they want to try. If your children constantly see you putting your needs on the back burner, they will be more inclined to do the same. What you do today can determine the kind of life your child will lead tomorrow.  Keep in mind that is much more important to be a parent that is not always in a hurry and can spend quality time with their children.  Taking time out for yourself on a regular basis will transform you from a SuperMom to a better, less-stressed, mom.

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