A Guide to Joyful Motherhood
Being a mom is truly an incredible experience! You will cry, laugh and love your little ones unconditionally. As they grow and develop, you will learn their personality, strengths, weaknesses, and establish so many memories. You will make a way even if a way doesn’t exist. You will forever call them your babies. Becoming a mom is truly a gift.
The Beginning of Motherhood
- Having or accepting a child in your life.
- Experience a love so strong that never disappears.
- You will sacrifice your needs and wants as a priority to fulfill your child’s needs and wants. Yesss, I’m Guilty Too!
- You will have a motherly instinct.
As you learn, love and nurture your child, you will establish so many memories. Tackling your Motherhood Journey with Joy is not always easy.
However, here are 12 helpful tips you can include in your motherhood journey!
Tips to tackle your motherhood journey with the right balance of joy and challenge1. Moms Deserve Their Personal Time - Self Care
As a mom, you have prioritized your time for everyone else and truly neglected yourself. . . You are doing duties and constantly making sacrifices for everyone other than yourself.
Moms! Now it’s your time to experience relaxation, meditation and all the things that will boost your joy.
Not only does self-care give you time for your wants and needs, but also boosts your self-confidence.
So, Beautiful Mommies always remember you Absolutely… Positively… 100 Percent…Deserve it!!!!
2. Mom’s Support System - Moms need help too
Becoming a new mom or already an existing mom can be challenging at times. Guess what? Totally normal! It’s okay to get help from your family and friends.
Moms do get burnt out and overwhelmed. This is definitely the time to seek help from your support group.
You are a Supermom, but Supermoms are also human. For example, I would feel and become to believe, no one wants to be bothered with me blah, blah blah, I was wrong, they were more than happy to help.
Your support team may help you by completing a task on your to-do list. They may watch your children so you can enjoy a break, time with your hubby, or some self-care.
Don’t be afraid to ask and stop assuming you’re a burden. Utilize people you trust.
3. Motherhood Energy - Stay Active
As a mom, you will begin to wonder where all your energy has gone. You are tired and sleepy, wishing you could just sit down and relax.
However, incorporating an active routine into your daily activities can boost your typical energy level.
Your body has adjusted to your normal routine. If you have to complete more than the typical tasks in one day, your body will respond as exhausted.
But, if you work out, walk daily or even chase after the kids at the playgroup on a regular basis your body will adapt to an active routine.
You will notice an increase in your energy level and multiple tasks will not tire you out as much.
You definitely will need the boost of energy to chase your little ones around. They move so fast, literally.
You can begin a workout indoors or outdoors. Walking is also great to incorporate as a routine or make it a family adventure.
4. Motherhood Achievements - Set Goals
Setting goals for yourself will help you thrive even harder to be your absolute best.
You can set motherhood goals like spending one on one time with each child every week.
Personal goals can include working toward something you always desired to achieve.
Like creating a mom blog or writing a book. You can also create goals as a family to teach motivation and self-discipline.
You will experience joy along the way as you achieve your goals.
5. Declutter your mind - Organize Your Day
Organize your day with a daily or weekly organizer. Being organized can declutter your mind. The organization encourages focus and peace of mind.
6. Moms Sleep - Sleep Schedule
Moms need a consistent sleeping schedule to rejuvenate and continue their never-ending to-do list.
Having a good night’s rest is better than a triple chocolate cupcake. When you sleep, you are giving your body the time to recharge.
If you don’t recharge you will begin feeling drained. Sleepless nights can cause headaches, moodiness and fatigue.
A sleepless night can also affect your ability to be and do your best. However, you are not the only one that needs a good sleeping schedule.
I can honestly say, putting my toddler on a sleeping schedule has changed my life.
She is not waking up two to three times at night. We both are enjoying the benefits of a great sleeping schedule.
7. Prepare Meals - Meal Prep
Meal preparation has become one of my most convenient hobbies. It may take some time out of your day and save you hours throughout the week.
Even if it’s only lunch or dinner and not all three meals, you will gain so much time for other priorities.
Breakfast and lunch are the easiest and fastest to make. I chose to prep breakfast and dinner.
Give it a try and you will see the great benefits!!!
8. Mommy Planner - Plan Ahead
Planning ahead will prepare your mind for upcoming tasks and events.
As a new mom, I didn’t realize how important a planner was.
But now I definitely utilize one to keep up with appointments, events, and tasks.
This is a great technique to encourage you to tackle tasks without procrastinating.
Planning ahead will also help you to not forget important things, and encourage time management and self-discipline.
A planner and calendar will also be a great start to track events and to keep you organized.
9. Mom’s Dreams Still Matter - Create A Bucket List
I truly love this Tip. Creating a bucket list is a great idea.
No matter how much time you think you don’t have, consider making time for yourself.
Think of all the amazing places you dreamed of going, meeting your idol or even skydiving.
Creating a bucket list will help you visualize and stick to accomplishing these adventures one by one.
10. Motherhood Documentation - Take A Lot of Photos
Having many photos to reminisce on are the best. You will see your little ones growing so fast and wonder where time has gone.
However, printing out photos and creating albums will give you easy access to reminisce.
You can also display them near so family and friends can share those beautiful memories.
It’s so much fun watching their reactions when we view old photos. Every time you open the albums you will catch yourself smiling away.
You may also fill up with tears because you miss those precious moments.
Taking a lot of photos is the best way to share and reminisce those beautiful moments.
11. Mommy and Partner - Make Time for your Partner
Love On Hubby! Nothing like some TLC (tender loving care) and I’m sure you both deserve it.
Maybe a dinner and a movie or just a walk in the park. Mommy and partner time is your time to communicate, smile and be free from your children.
I know that may sound a little harsh, but it’s true. Even if your time with your partner is just an hour a week, consider it done.
Doing this can encourage time to communicate more and enhance your relationship.
12. Mom’s Fresh Air - Enjoy the Outdoors
Refreshing air is a great time for meditation, rejuvenating your mind, body, and spirit.
Especially in the mornings, when it’s not too hot or too cold outside. It can be so peaceful and relaxing.
You should definitely give it a try. Sometimes I use the fresh air as an outlet during upsetting times.
Sometimes, I just want to smell the fresh air, look at the sky, and gaze away. The outdoors has truly helped me rejuvenate my mind, body, and spirit.
Not only is it a refresher for struggling situations, but also a great place to include your children. Both you and your babies can enjoy the outdoors.
Mother to Mother Inspiration!
Motherhood is not always a piece of cake. When you find yourself feeling lost or venturing away from your true self, take a minute and reference to your new “Motherhood Guide”