Manifestation in MotionAug 23, 2021
Samantha- How do I put my needs and happiness first when I have kids who need me 24/7?
When you’re a primary caregiver, it can be very hard to break through the collective societal energy of the expectation of the “mother”.
We feel immense guilt if we aren’t constantly supporting and caring for our children. These unrealistic expectations are not always in alignment with who we are. Communicating boundaries is extremely important to our livelihood.
Dana discusses a technique she uses with her five children to include her kids in meeting her own needs. We don’t need to feel held back by our family dynamic.
On this episode we dive into:
- As mothers, it is difficult to strike a self care balance when you’re constantly trying to accommodate others
- Unspoken expectations as mothers in our society
- What will fill you up as a mother? Career, home-caring, a bit of both?
- When our kids see us taking care of ourselves, it shows them they are worthy of that same self-love
- Defining what self care actually is for you, to feel like you’re living a GOOD life
The Take Home:
If going to the grocery store by yourself is your only you-time, communicating your needs on a deeper level to receive more help in your life to strike a balance might be necessary. We want to be seen, heard and understood, just like our kids want to, as well!
“Taking care of yourself is an essential part of taking care of others. The healthier the tree, the better the fruit it can offer.”
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