Why is it when we’re a mom we struggle with this incredible urge to know everything? It’s almost as if as soon as we give birth, and in many cases, as soon as we learn we’re pregnant, we start feeling an intense pressure that we need to have all of the answers. The fact is, there are countless challenges of motherhood, and if we head into it thinking we need to be perfect, we’re setting ourselves up for a lot of stress, heartache, and bottomless tubs of Ben and Jerry’s. Instead, pin this handy list of mom truths up on your fridge next to your kid’s latest masterpiece.
Your Mom Didn’t Know It All Either -- Your mom might be full of advice and good intentions, but she was once in your shoes. Don't be fooled thinking she simply knew all the answers; she learned as she went, just like you will. The same goes for the Facebook and Pinterest moms that seem to have this motherhood thing down pat. If you find yourself always comparing the things you do to other moms, you can drive yourself up a wall. Instead, listen to the Mindpower Sessions, Stop Comparing Myself with Other Moms and Be a Confident Mom, so you can focus on the way you do motherhood and know that “you got this!”
You Will NEVER Get It All Done -- Have you read the story, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie?" It's when the mouse gets a cookie, but then he wants milk. But then he realizes he needs a straw, and before you know it, he has to clean the house, hang a picture, and a billion other things. Sound familiar? You try to put your coat in the closet, and suddenly you're reorganizing the entire house. It’s moments like this that add to a general sense of never being able to stop. The fact is, you’re never going to get everything done because things always pop up-- and that’s okay. If you’re struggling with this, check out Mindpower Sessions like Overcome Anxiety and Overwhelm and Stress Less About the Mess, so you prioritize your time and focus on the things that truly matter.
Your Brain Needs a Break -- Despite popular opinion, moms do not possess an endless supply of pep. And here’s a major mom truth -- it's not just your body that needs to rest. You need to let your brain recharge so you can handle things that come your way without turning into an emotional wreck. If you have trouble stepping back for a bit, listen to the Mindpower Session Feel Good Taking “Me” Time, so you can start supporting your sense of self-worth guilt-free!
You WILL Sleep Again -- It’s probably one of the biggest jokes new moms hear, “You’ll never sleep again!” And, in the first few months of mom-life, it can definitely feel that way. You might even start to believe that you might as well toss your bed on the curb. But, don’t start picking up your mattress just yet, momma. Many times, sleep is hard to come by because you simply can’t shut your brain off at night. Try listening to a Mindpower Session like Deep and Restful Sleep before you go to bed so you can calm down and fall asleep faster.
You May Never Understand Your Kids Completely -- Sometimes, as a mom, you might feel if you don’t know exactly what your kids are thinking every second, you must be a bad mom. Not true, momma! Heck, many times, we don’t even know what we’re thinking, and we can be completely baffled by what’s going through our partners’ heads. Sure, as a mom, you know your kids. You get to learn what their tone of voice means and what habits they have when they feel a certain way. But, this doesn’t mean you will always understand them, so don’t beat yourself up when you have no clue why your toddler is crying about having to wear white socks. Instead, take a breath, pop in your headphones, and listen to Be More Present with My Child and sessions like My Grade-Schooler Feels Misunderstood. You’ll discover that learning about your kids is a lifelong process that you need to take one day at a time. Now there’s a mom truth worth writing down.
Motherhood is a challenge, there’s no doubt about it, but you don’t have to tackle it alone. Sure, you can grab coffee with the girls or talk to your partner, but life is busy. That’s why it’s so important to have quick access to ways you can tackle the challenges of mom life head-on. MamaZen gives you the tools you need right at your fingertips! Download the app today, and get your first month FREE. We know how hard mom-life can be because we’re right there with you in the trenches.
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