As mums, we wear many hats and are expected to be able to do it all. We take care of our children and families while also juggling careers, businesses, caregiving for ageing parents, and more. The pressure to be everything to everyone can often lead to feelings of overwhelm, burnout, and losing our sense of self. In our previous blog post, "Busy parents, here's how to create a self-care routine that actually works" we provided practical tips for creating a self-care routine that fits a busy lifestyle. In this post, we want to dive deeper into the importance of self-care in discovering personal identity and how mums can avoid being overshadowed by their many roles.
First and foremost, it's crucial to find out who you are outside of those roles as a mum, a wife, and a professional. Take some time to learn what you like and what you don't like. What are your dreams and aspirations? What are your values and beliefs? Journaling can be a great way to explore these questions and gain clarity on your personal identity.
Once you have a better understanding of your personal identity, it's important to write down your goals and create action steps so that you can visibly see progress. This can help you stay motivated and focused on achieving your dreams and aspirations, even while juggling multiple roles.
Delegating tasks and accepting help from others is another important aspect of avoiding burnout and finding personal identity. Limiting distractions, separating work and home life, and being mindful of interactions with others can also help reduce stress and increase self-awareness.
Finally, scheduling time for yourself is not selfish. In fact, it's essential for mums to prioritise self-care in order to be their best selves for their families and loved ones. Whether it's a daily morning routine that includes meditation and journaling, a lunchtime walk or workout, or scheduling regular mental health days, finding ways to incorporate self-care into your routine is crucial.
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Remember, you are more than just a mum, a wife, or a professional. Take the time to discover who you are outside of those roles, set goals, delegate tasks, limit distractions and prioritise self-care.
You've got this!