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Are you ready to shift your mindset with some advice geared towards personal development tools for moms?
I used to think “growth” and “motherhood” couldn’t work together. That you’re kind of just who you are as a mom and that just has to be it. All of the personal development tools I’ve ever come across are geared towards young 20-year-old single women who want to take on the world. Me? I’m a 27-year-old mom of twins just trying to make enough to pay rent and buy groceries on my own.
Becoming a Mother is Not the End of Your Life
It’s often talked about that once you enter motherhood, life is pretty stagnant. You’re raising little human beings and you’re their whole world, so how can you possibly work on yourself at the same time?
I’m here to tell you that it is false. If anything, becoming a mother is like a re-birth. I have never in my LIFE before motherhood learned so much about myself or wanted so much for myself. Motherhood has truly pushed me towards wanting to work on personal development not just for myself, but for the little lives I’m forming.
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Personal Development Tools for Moms
No matter which way you go about them, these tips will help you grow.
Is it Possible?
I’ve already been over this, but I really wanted to drive it home. Is personal growth for moms possible? YES!
The only difference is you’ll be working at it alongside the little babes.
Personal development tools for moms vary a little from those basic lists of “girl boss” tips, though. You might find yourself working on leveling out your patience towards the kiddos through stress tips or learning how to better take care of yourself to truly become at peace with where you are at to name a few.
Let’s get there.
Don’t Feel Guilty
Working on personal development as a mom can bring on some obvious guilt. I dive a bit into the truth behind mom guilt in this post, but the guilt might end up forming because personal development involves putting yourself first sometimes and that can be uncomfortable.
Above your kids, spouse, friends, and family. It’s just something you have to work through in order to work on yourself. Try to allow yourself to work on filling your own cup which will in turn help fill everyone else’s as well.
Build your Confidence
Ohhh man. A HUGE tip for personal development for moms is diving in and building your self-confidence. I have a whole post surrounding the topic that I know you will love, just click.
Giving yourself the gift of CONFIDENCE is your key to life-changing personal development.
Another great way to work yourself towards personal development goals is to begin journaling with the topic in mind. I have a Pinterest board stuffed with great questions and writing prompts that really help you dive deep into yourself and help you figure out the tools you need to grow. Find it here.
Books & Podcasts
Sometimes the best way to really dive into yourself is through a good book or podcast. If that is you, check out my resource here stuffed with some awesome books & podcasts geared towards personal development for mental health.
Don’t Forget About YOU!
On a final note, don’t forget about YOU mama. The best thing you can do for yourself as a mom is to take care of yourself. You carry so many plates, and in order to keep them balanced, you have to be able to step back and ask yourself what you need to keep moving forward.
Don’t forget, sometimes working on yourself involves not working at all. Things like allowing yourself to rest & be “unproductive” are usually the most productive things you can do.
Take it easy. Working towards personal development takes time. You don’t have to blossom into some new version of yourself overnight, next month, or even this year. It can honestly be a life long process.
You just gotta start.
If you are at the point of wanting to discuss your situation with a therapist, I highly recommend BetterHelp.com. You can read more about them here.