6 daily habits of happy mothers
Do you sometimes look at other mummies and think - wow they look happy? Im sharing their secrets....
1.They are nice to themselves - on a daily basis, it's fair to say that as mummy's we are always kind to other people. We want to offer advice to other mummy's in the hope we might be able to help them. We look after our babies with as much compassion and love as we can. So, now it's time to start being as nice to ourselves as we are to others. We are amazing. We do a bloody good job. We are the best types of mummies there are. Give yourself a good old pat on the back.
2. They don't let silly things upset them - You know that mother who likes to tell you "you're doing it all wrong" or the breastfeeding nazi who turns their noses up at you when you offer your baby a bottle? Let it go. Who cares about what they think? Letting silly things upset you will only bring you down. Happy people don't let others opinions get to them - they listen, nod and then brush them away.
3. Happy mothers unplug - are you always checking your Facebook whilst feeding your baby? Perhaps you're answering WhatsApp messages whilst your little one plays on his play mat? Switch off and live in the moment. That baby of yours is only going to be this small for a little bit longer - make sure you savour every moment.
4. They are present and stay present - Happy mummies don't live in the past, lamenting the days when their baby was a newborn and all cute and snuggly and little. Happy mummies live in the NOW.
5. Happy mummies don't make excuses - have you been promising yourself you'll book your baby in for baby swimming lessons but haven't quite got round to it? Perhaps you and your hubby have been chatting about having an night out but you keep on putting off finding a babysitter? Happy mummies don't procrastinate. They know that by making a descion and then actually doing it will bring them a huge sense of achievement.
6. They take time to recharge - Happy mummies know when they are spent. They realise that taking some time out to recharge is not only good for them but better for their baby (a tired mummy is no good to anyone.) Happy mummies ask their freinds or family to watch the baby whilst they have an hours nap, or they book themselves in for a pedicure whilst the baby is asleep in the pram.
What do you do to make yourself happy? Let me know in the comments below!