You are still YOU!

Contrary to popular opinion, becoming a mum does not mean you lose all resemblance of a personality. 

You are still YOU!  Not me, your sister, your neighbour, mother or coffee group buddy.  So stay true to your personality. In the first few months sheer exhaustion may cause you to temporarily pack away parts of your personality. That’s ok! But it doesn’t mean they’re gone and once you can get your head above water try and think about how you can nurture YOU.

If you are a social kinda gal, make an effort to have contact with someone at least once a day.  This might just take a different form – sitting on the couch chatting while you feed and change bubba, rather than a few wines at the local bar after work.  And if you’re a keen fitness bunny, take walks with baby in a front pack or buggy, rather than slogging it out at the gym for hours.  If you’re a low energy person, make extra time to rest.  If you’re an introvert, make sure you have alone time to recharge your batteries after the onslaught of visitors.  Time alone does not mean time with baby it means time alone!

Remember, again, you are YOU.  Shape your lifestyle to fit you.

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Posted on September 1, 2011, in Your motherhood identity. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I like how you have illustrated how there are ways we can adapt to motherhood, while keeping true to our personalities and hobbies.
    I think you have also illustrated how all mothers are different, and have different personalities. There is no one way to do things, and we shouldn’t feel bad, if there are certain parts of motherhood that we struggle with – all mothers will have their own unqiue strengths and weaknesses. :)

  2. Absolutely! I am often encouraged in this by reading your blog Mika, as you actively make time to pursue and look for things that inspire you.

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