This is a sponsored guest post.
If you’re sick of hearing that phrase yummy mummy, you aren’t alone! When we become mothers, it’s very easy to lose confidence in our bodies, especially in those first few months. Therefore, phrases such as this can feel like a personal blow, especially when we’re trying to do the best we can as Moms.
Therefore, if you find yourself feeling negative about your body, your overall image or just lacking in confidence in general after having kids, why not take a little time to stop and think about your needs? Here’s how to take time out and concentrate on your own well-being.
Rethink Your Wardrobe
For many of us, getting that school run done and dusted or hurrying out to the grocery store means throwing on any old piece of clothing that is nearest us. However, the other half’s sweatpants or a crumpled and stained coffee t-shirt are never going to make anyone feel good!
Though nobody wants to turn up to the grocery store wearing high heels and a cleavage-enhancing dress, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t give a few minutes of thought to our outfit. What we wear can affect how we feel, and by dressing like a bag lady, you’ll inevitably feel like one!
The trick here is to wear something practical, but which also makes you feel good about yourself. Think more like a confident woman and less like a frumpy mom. Discover how to look beautiful naturally by wearing something which promotes your body confidence, rather than flattening it.
Make Time for Yourself
If, like many mothers, you find yourself with or around your children almost twenty-four seven, look at a couple of ways you can get a break. We all need quality me time, but as a Mom, it can sometimes be a case of catching it while you can, particularly in those early days.
Resist the urge to tidy the house or catch up on chores when your kids are sleeping, occupied or being looked after by someone else. Instead, think of what needs doing for yourself. Simple things such as taking a bath, plucking those eyebrows, to getting your haircut are all perfect jobs instead here!
Start small and work up to gaining more hours for yourself. Once you start to see what’s possible in such a short space of time, you’ll become more motivated to continue grabbing extra minutes here and there!
Get Some Fresh Air
Another area which regularly gets pushed to one side when you become a mom is that of working out. Many moms, no matter what their children’s ages’ will claim they don’t have enough time to get through the day as it is, let alone exercise.
Yet, if you took just a few minutes to assess this remark, you may see it’s not actually true. There are often many ways moms can implement exercise into their routine. Could you walk the school run with the kids, running back home or on to work?
Alternatively, could you make essential everyday events such as dog walking or commuting into a combined work out session? Perhaps run or bike with the dog instead of walking or leave the car at home a couple of days a week to run and walk to work instead?
Sometimes resetting your mindset is all that it takes to make a difference.