As a mother, you do everything you can to make sure your children are happy and healthy. You feed them. You bathe them. You make sure they are well-rested. And of course, you shower them with kindness and compassion on difficult days.
As much as you’d love to care for them forever, at some point, your little birds will leave the nest. If you want the positive effects of your affection to continue for the rest of their days, show them how to nurture themselves. Here’s another chance for you to lead by example. Now how exactly do you demonstrate this self love?
In her book, Crazy Sexy Diet, “wellness warrior” and New York Times best-selling author, Kris Carr, suggests that the same loving approach you use to raise your child should be the one you use with your Self.
Following Carr’s tips, I dug up a photo of my 5 year-old self. Looking at that little face makes me aware of a few ways I could be kinder and more nurturing to my Self. I could drink more water, eat less sugar, be more forgiving of my mistakes, and do more art!
Only a mother knows how it feels to be …well…a mother. Take advantage of this and allow the experience of motherhood to enrich your life in all the unexpected ways.
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I'm Nat Nanton, founder of Tutu Mama. Becoming a mother has made me commit to living my greatest life. If you can relate to that, you're in the right place.
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