Becoming a mom was a heavy weight for me.
Not because physically carrying him would be heavy (haha) but because mentally I knew what that meant.
I would now until forever have eyes on me.
Eyes that would watch what I do, hear what I say and more.
This is a humongous responsibility.
In such, this immediately changed the way I acted not only outwardly but inwardly too.
As moms sometimes we forget that our kids don’t only see us interact with other people, but they see us interact with ourselves too. And sometimes, this is the most important interaction they see.
This is one of the main reasons that self care is so important to me.
If I can’t take time out to care for myself then how could I possibly teach my child how important it is for him to take care of himself.
And yet, this is one of the hardest things for us to do for ourselves.
Sometimes the driving force behind me getting my self care done, is simply because my son deserves to see an example of self love.
Of course yes I could tell him with my mouth but seeing/ experiencing is a great example.
So here a few ways you can show self love examples to your child:
- Take a time out when you’re feeling angry with them
- Take a walk outside with them
- Sleep in late
- Drink water
- Eat healthy
- Read self help books
- Let them see you and your spouse debate/ argue healthily
- Brush your teeth
You probably read through the list and thought “these are so simple!”, and the truth is they are!! But that’s common, we often forget how simple self love is.
No matter how big or small the activity is, the important piece is that your child sees and understands that taking these moments for yourself is how you are practicing self love.
Take care of you too mama,