Why is it that most mums very rarely praise themselves??? Now I don’t mean in an unattractive narcissistic manner (we ALL know a few mums like that!); but in a genuine, accomplished way?
Some of you will remember a survey I put out to mums a few months ago, asking various questions about confidence, happiness etc and quite frankly the results backed up what I already suspected.
The majority of the mums who responded felt they lacked confidence; time to themselves; and craved a form of escapism. Sadly my survey isn’t the only study carried out recently in relation to how mums feel. A study by Channel Mum found that a WHOPPING 90% of mums asked, admitted to feeling lonely since having children. That’s a really shocking statistic, and one which I really hope we can improve.
So I’d like to start a little experiment. For all my wonderful mum-readers (and the wives/partners of the men who read my blogs), I want you to spend just ONE minute thinking about the things that made you proud about YOU this week? Not your kids; we already know how amazing our babies are and if you are like me you will be constantly praising them and feeling an overwhelming amount of pride in their achievements. No. This is about something that YOU and only YOU have achieved this week which makes you feel proud of YOURSELF. It can be a small achievement or something really life changing!
OK, got your list? Well done! Now I want you to head on over to my newly created CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP and share your achievements with other mums – we love to hear other people’s happy news! In return, I will share two of my own proud achievements from this week – exclusively in the group. The aim of this is not only to get you thinking more positively and regularly about your OWN achievements, BUT to also connect with other mums in similar situations & to feel less isolated.
See you there!
Amy Griffiths, Well Being Freedom Services Ltd ©