We know how easy it is to get caught up in "Momming So Hard" and raising our little dreamers that we forget about ourselves and dreaming of our own big goals. But what better way to help your baby girl to think of of all her big possibilities than to lead by example?
Mamas can dream BIG too! Here's 4 ways you can get back to big thinking and accomplishing your goals:
BE REALISTIC AND RECOGNIZE YOUR LIMITATIONS
Being a mother can change your life in ways you never envisioned for yourself. Too many times we overload ourselves with unrealistic expectations of ourselves and what we can realistically accomplish in a specific time frame and end up disappointed.
The reality is, there are just some things we can’t do anymore or don’t have the capacity to handle alone. Reset your mind from the “I Can Do It All” mentality, acknowledge your current limitations, accept help where needed and free up your mind and energy for more BIG thinking!
PRACTICE SELF CARE AND SELF-REFLECTION
One of the biggest things we become guilty of as mothers is not making time for ourselves and our needs, wants, and aspirations. At some point, we stop thinking big. It’s important to realize that we have to FEEL our best selves to BE our best selves. Taking small moments when possible to do things that bring you joy and uplift your mental health will help you get back to being yourself.
When blessed with quiet time alone, practice self-reflection, think of all the things you want for YOU, and allow yourself the opportunity to dream of all the big goals you want to accomplish, maybe even revisit some from the past that you had previously given up on.
ORGANIZE YOUR SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM GOALS
When you’re a mama with goals, it’s so easy to delude yourself about what and how much you may be able to accomplish in a day, week, month, or more!
Take the time daily, weekly or monthly to catalog your to-do’s and big plans and organize them realistically into short term and long term goals that are practical for your current circumstances. Sorting them through will give you the opportunity to properly visualize the big picture and create an action plan that will set you up for success and to achieve all of your big possibilities!
REMEMBER YOUR WHY
Becoming a mom grants you the gift of having purpose outside of yourself- use it! We are our daughters first teachers and inspiration. Instead of allowing the responsibility of setting the precedent for the woman our daughter may become to be overwhelming, allow it to inspire you and fuel you to create a roadmap for your daughter to use as she continues to grow into all she is meant to be. If we tell our little girls that they can dream big and be anything and everything they want to be and don’t try to do so ourselves, what are we really telling them?
Your child can serve as a motivating factor to pursue your dreams and to be the best and most successful version of yourself. Teach your lil mama first hand how to choose happiness, to live authentically, and to imagine all of her big possibilities by leading by example!