Being a mom is tough. Especially when you’re new to being a mom. It’s easy to be hard on yourself.
You deserve to feel confident as a new mom. It’s a lot of work. Not everyone can do it.
There are many ways you can boost your confidence. Here are just a few.
1. Treat Yourself
Do something that you like to do.
It can be as simple as buying your favorite ice cream.
Whatever you pick, it’s important to treat yourself regularly. You don’t need to spend money on an expensive trip to the spa to feel special.
Incorporate rewards into your daily self-care routine.
Pick bigger rewards for bigger milestones.
It’s tempting to pour all your attention into your kids when something big happens.
There’s nothing wrong with treating your kids to something nice.
But a first birthday party is also an achievement for you. You’ve been the one changing diapers for a year. You deserve something special too.
Save up for something special.
Even a night off can be hugely rewarding. Ask a friend if they don’t mind babysitting for an evening so you can go out.
If money is tight, try to give yourself something small.
2. Embrace the Cannamom Lifestyle
The wine mom phenomenon is well-known.
What’s less well-known is the new cannamom trend.
The cannamom lifestyle is all about incorporating cannabis into motherhood. There’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a bit of marijuana while being a parent.
A lot of moms swear by the cannamom lifestyle. Read all about it in this article by Veriheal.
There are no negative risks associated with cannabis.
In fact, marijuana is much healthier than alcohol. There are fewer side effects.
Cannabis actually has many positive health benefits. It’s been proven to reduce anxiety and depression. New moms are likely to suffer from postpartum depression and stress.
Microdosing and moderate consumption can help you.
Moderate consumption has also been linked to higher cardiovascular health and can prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
You need to stay healthy to take care of your kids.
Cannabis can help you do that.
Being a parent is tough.
People who don’t have kids don’t understand your struggles.
The only way to help them understand is to talk about your problems. Be open with your partner about your struggles. Fathers usually don’t understand what mothers go through.
Look for a group of new moms.
Start chatting with other moms at the park. They probably have similar problems. They can tell you what works for them.
There’s no reason to go through everything alone.
But if you don’t tell people that you’re struggling, there’s no way they’ll know.
If you can’t find a support group near you, use the internet. Social media is a powerful tool. It can help you feel connected with other new moms.
Consider going to therapy to sort things out or just to talk.
4. Stay Active
Everyone needs a bit of exercise.
When you’re already exhausted, this probably sounds miserable.
Don’t worry. You don’t need to run a marathon. You don’t even need to run.
Exercise is even something you can do with your baby. Check out something like baby yoga. Here’s information on that from The Tot.
Staying active with your baby encourages exercise from the beginning.
Exercise can also help regulate stress and anxiety. When you move, your body naturally produces endorphins.
These are known as happy chemicals. As the name suggests, they improve your mood and make you happier.
Endorphins are a way to naturally treat postpartum depression.
It will also improve your energy levels.
5. Focus on the Positives
Being a mom is rewarding.
When things get rough, try focusing on the good things.
Focus on your achievements instead of the things that go wrong. No one is a perfect parent. Everyone makes mistakes.
There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes.
Even the smallest steps are something to be celebrated. Even crawling is an achievement when it comes to babies!
It’s tough, but you’ll make it through.
Don’t be too hard on yourself. Even when you don’t think so, you are doing a good job. Do whatever you need to do to stay positive.