Superwoman is probably the last thing you feel like as a new mom. You probably feel drained, moody, and lacking in self-confidence. It is natural to feel this way. Your body has gone through so many changes over the past nine months, and it is still changing now. Plus, that is without even mentioning the mental impact of pregnancy. It is easy to see why it would take its toll. However, instead of feeling gloomy, you need to kick these negative thoughts far, far away, and embrace the true superwoman that you are. Here are some top tips for doing so:
Indulge in a luxurious pamper day – You are probably thinking, “I don’t have time to pamper myself!” Well, you need to make time! No doubt, your partner will be more than happy to look after your precious newborn while you indulge in some me-time. If not, you are bound to have plenty of relatives or friends that are dying to get their hands on your baby. Take advantage of this, and don’t feel bad for doing so! And, when we say pamper, we don’t mean a 20-minute fail and a manicure. Go all out. Completely change your look or try some spa treatments that you have never experienced before.
Get a new job in an industry you have never worked in before – Going back to work can be extremely empowering once you have had a child. There is no better way to feel like superwoman than being a mom and an employee. But, why go back to the job you had before? If you want to break free and feel amazing, try something out of your comfort zone. We’re not suggesting you become a stunt artist or join the army; it doesn’t need to be something so drastic. Simply choose something a bit different to your normal line of work. Why not work for a clothing retailer, for example? This will really help you to get your inner sparkle back, as you will be socializing with new people all of the time. Plus, retail stores are often a lot more flexible with their working hours, enabling you to take on a part-time job if you wish. Of course, as you are having a complete career revamp, you will need to look for somewhere with accessible jobs. Old Navy is a good choice. Anyone can apply for a career here, from aspiring fashion designers, to college students, to new moms! If you are feeling a bit anxious, don’t be. You will find little known ways to perfect your Old Navy application here. And, take the time to brush up on your interview skills too. Most importantly, though, be confident and believe in yourself.
Be decisive – Now is the perfect time to tune into your gut feelings. Make decisions confidently and quickly; don’t second-guess yourself. Start as small as you need to – should you go for vanilla or regular baby wash? Now is the time to tell yourself that you are top-dog around here. Overthinking can be a killer, so start diving in and making quick decisions.
Don’t let anyone else tell you how to be a parent – Let’s get this straight; there is no great secret to happy children and there is no ‘right’ way to raise your kids. What makes someone else’s opinion better than yours? Don’t let anyone else make you doubt your ability to be a great mom. Don’t give into their advice or feel you need to do as they tell you to, even if the person’s intentions are coming from a good place.
Have fun with your baby – Through all of the stresses, strains, and tiredness that come with being a new mom, it can be difficult to remember to have fun! However, nothing will give you greater pleasure than enjoying laughter and special moments with your newborn. Take the time to spend some time together. Playtime won’t only be beneficial for your new boy or girl; it will do you the world of good too.
Create lists – Last but not least, creating a list may not sound very exciting! Wonder woman may be resistant to fire and heal very, very fast, but the real-life wonder woman needs to be prepared and feel like they have got their life in order. This is where creating a list comes into place. When you get up in the morning, take 5 minutes to create a list while enjoying your breakfast. This will give you a sense of direction, and you will feel like you have got everything together. You will be shocked by how much of a difference this can make.
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