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+ W H O L O O K S A F T E R Y O U ? + Have you ever found yourself compromising your own needs in order to make sure those around you are ok? 👉🏼 Maybe you’re so busy looking after your baby during the night so your other half can get a decent night’s sleep that you’re utterly exhausted the next day? 👉🏼 Or maybe you’re too busy prioritising your baby’s schedule and appointments that you’ve not got time to see the doctor about the weird feeling in your pelvic floor? 👉🏼 And then it all becomes too much and the slightest thing makes you cry. 👉🏼 Or you stop feeling emotions altogether because you just don’t have the energy. When you’re doing all the giving and don’t have support... 🙁 At some point this resilience will wear out and you’ll break 🙁 Relationships suffer 🙁 You feel bad about yourself and doubt your abilities 🙁 You behave in ways you don’t like You are strong and you are capable, but you can’t keep giving when your reserves are empty. Acknowledging this doesn’t make you weak. Or a bad person. Wasn’t motherhood supposed to be amazing? Weren’t you supposed to be cherishing every moment? Can you relate? The truth is, no one can pour from an empty cup. Eventually that cup breaks. The key is to build in support so you don’t reach that breaking point. 💚 Invest in childcare for a couple of hours a week just so you can sleep. Or get a coffee by yourself. Or exercise. 💚 Make friends with a mum you trust who can watch your baby for an hour. 💚 Ask your partner to go to work an hour later or come home an hour earlier every week or so, so you can get extra rest. 💚 Find a gym with a creche. 💚 Talk about how you’re feeling with friends and family. Let it out. Commit to building in support right from the start if you can. Better yet, have a Support Strategy before your baby is even born. And remember, it’s never too late to start establishing ways to refill your bucket.
Most of my life I now spend in gym gear, in my pjs or with no makeup on for most of the day. Hair scrunched on top of my head. I guess it’s more my lockdown life look 😂 But some days I make an effort for myself. Not anyone else, just for me. Now this took me maybe 5 minutes longer than I normally spend on my makeup (which isn’t long with an active toddler!) but it felt great to put that but of effort in 😍 makeup is like self care for me, I love watching people do it, the makeup transformations fascinate me with their creativity and I find it fascinating. So why am I posting about this. To tell you it’s okay to spend a little time on self care to help you feel more like you. These days are weird, everything isn’t normal so sometimes you need that something, whatever it is for you, to top up your tank. And I’m also rubbish at posting pictures of me, so here is me the face behind the business! Has your Friday included some self care? Or are you planning some in your weekend?? Im setting you some homework to make sure you make a little time for you this weekend! . . . . . #selfie #selfiefriday #selfcare #selflovejourney #mumlife #mum #mumsofinstagram #mummyblogger #mumssupportingmums #mumbloggeruk #leicestershiremums #leicestermumsandbabies #prenatalfitness #prenatalworkout #postnatalfitness #postnatalrecovery #postpartumbody #postpartumjourney #postpartum #pregnancyfitness #pregnancyworkout #bodyneutrality #fitness #fitnessmum #fitnesswithbaby #mumandbaby #babybodybeautiful