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  • Writer's pictureRoch

7 Ways To Show Yourself A Little More Love (While Raising Littles)

I did an insta guide recently to find a bit of peace in the busy with input from a selection of lovely busy mums from different backgrounds, each with their own coping mechanisms and they were massively helpful in getting me out of the funk of overdrive before Christmas.

I think we can totally digest that into everyday ways to show ourselves a little more self-love. Here are some of the pearls of wisdom inspired by that guide and my experience on finding a little bit of R&R and self-compassion, when you are on the go.

  1. Avoid perfectionism - You really don't need to TRY to be the superhero you are by nature a bit of a superhero as a parent. It is the pressure we put on ourselves that really affects our mental health

  2. Ask for help - Ask someone if you are struggling, whether that be practically (can you look after him/her for a bit?) or mentally. We are not meant to carry the full role of parenting alone. It takes a village!

  3. Don't compare - Everyone has the best bits and worst bits and it's like comparing apples and oranges. You are uniquely you, one of kind. No one else like it. And that's a good thing.

  4. Add some structure - We all work better with some boundaries. So whether that's carving out a time just to check in with yourself or have some alone time, party time, bath time, whatever it is that recharges you, or being very organised with your schedule, do you!

  5. Walk it off - Stress can really build so exercise or simply walking can make all the difference. I mean we know it, but do we do it?

  6. Take Time - I am talking moments if you have to. It's not necessary to respond to every single thing that happens. You can deep breath and come back to it.

  7. Lastly, do the thing that makes you happy. With or without your little that makes you feel alive (have a think!).

Thanks to @adventureswithtillyblue 🦹‍♀️ 🦹🏻‍♀️ 🦹‍♀️ @exploringwithiris 🦹🏻‍♀️ @littlebrightonian 🦹🏼‍♀️ @ziluka 🦹🏽 @eastendkids 🦹🏼‍♀️ @parentof2monsters 🦹🏻 @raising_ulamaa 🦹🏽 @wearetheasamoahs 🦹🏾 @littleaussielondoner 🦹🏻 @hunnylamb23 🦹🏻 . You beauts.

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