I was the perfect parent, well that was before I actually became a mum.
I knew it wouldn’t be easy but I thought I had a lot of it figured out and I thought I knew what I was in for.
Do you remember feeling like this?
It turned out we couldn’t have been more wrong. Know what I mean?
Before you even take into consideration the parenting part of motherhood no one warns you of the emotional roller coaster you are about to get on.
You are nowhere near prepared for the sheer exhaustion you will feel or the hormonal upheaval you will go through and no one tells you that it is possible to completely lose yourself in the overwhelm of it all.
What was your experience like?
I lost all confidence in who I was when I became a mum and for the first year I just ran on autopilot trying to survive.
This was the life I had always wanted and here I was at my lowest, I felt so guilty and selfish for feeling this way but I couldn’t help it.
I had always been an ambitious and motivated person but now I felt like it wasn’t possible to keep that part of me alive and still be a good mum.
Have you ever felt like that?
It was only when I learnt to step back and give myself a break mentally that was I able to work through what what holding me down and let go of some of the Mum guilt that my life started to change.
I slowly began to create the lifestyle that I wanted, I created a balance that worked for me and my family.
I regained my confidence and went back to study and set up a business that I absolutely love.
What would loving life look like for you?
Did you know that it is possible to create this life for you and your family?
It won’t happen overnight but if you know what you want and are willing to put in the work then it is possible.
When you are working towards the things you really want and for the right reasons it is easier to keep going.
To make it happen you will need clarity, confidence and connection.
Clarity – Get clear on what you want and why you want it. Life is always going to have ups and downs but when you have a strong understanding of who you really are and what you really want it makes all the difference to your success and happiness.
Confidence – When you are clear about what you want and you break it down into tiny manageable steps your confidence will grow as you go. When you know what you want and why you want it you will find the motivation, confidence and faith that will keep you going so that you can make the create the change you want to see in your life.
Connection – Connect with people that are going after similar things, people who you admire, people who build you up and believe in you. The people in our lives affect our results and how we feel about ourselves, it is important to be aware of this so that you can surround yourself with people that will help you move forward and encourage you to keep going.
If you would like to rediscover who you are and how it is still possible for you to shine and follow your dreams while still being a great mum but not sure where to start then check out the Madness of Motherhood Facebook group.
Inside this group you will find helpful information, tips and fun theme days all aimed at helping you to create a lifestyle that works around you and your family.
This group has been set up to help women who are feeling lost to rediscover who they are and show you how it is possible for you to still shine while being a great mum so that you can create a life and future that you are excited about.