I want to talk about being selfish. This is such an important topic for moms because we are notoriously selfLESS but I'm here to tell you that it's ok to want things outside motherhood. I know that the biggest thing that comes up for moms when they think about having a life outside motherhood is feelings of guilt and being selfish.
I want to release you of those feelings. I want to release you of feeling guilty, or of feeling selfish or this idea that being selfish is a negative thing. I want you to really know and understand that not only is it ok to have a life outside our kids, it actually makes us better mothers.
Not convinced yet? Let me explain.
We often give up our hobbies, passions, job, friends, hobbies and more when we have kids. A lot of our pre-baby life is gone. We are then left feeling empty or feeling like our whole being is our children. We aren't fulfilled but then we feel guilty for that because we believe being a mom should make us completely fulfilled. We become resentful. Resentful of our partners, our kids, our situation.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
When we are able to pursue our passions, hobbies, careers and all the things we love to do, no matter how small or big, we are happier. More content. Fulfilled.
We become better human beings.
And when we become better human beings, we become better mothers.
So mama, release yourself from those feelings of guilt and selfishness. You deserve to live the life you want to live. Your kids deserve a mom who is happy and content. It will make you a better mother & it is possible.
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