Mom guilt is a total happiness killer!
Mom guilt is awful! Guilt in general keeps us from living authentically, happy, and free. It holds us back from experiencing beautiful moments with our loved ones, taking good care of ourselves, and allowing ourselves to enjoy life.
When you feel guilty about something, it stays in the back of your mind occupying your thoughts and actions. It takes you down a dark road that makes you feel bad. You beat yourself up. You don’t feel motivated. And you just kinda feel like you’re not good enough.
Maybe you’re smiling on the outside and trying your best to keep going…but inside you feel like you’re doing everything wrong!
Feeling Mom Guilt
As moms, we feel guilty about many things. In my own experience and through conversations with some of my clients, here are a few things that us moms feel guilty about on a regular basis:
- Going to work
- Taking kids to a babysitter or daycare
- Not spending enough time with our kids
- Not feeding our kids healthy enough
- Being a stay at home mom and wanting a break from kids
- Going on dates with the husband
- Spending time with friends
- Having alone time
- Working from home and not paying attention to kids
- Not being a “Pinterest” mom
The list can go on and on…
Being a mom can pull us in a million different directions at once. And with social media it’s too easy to feel guilty about what we’re not doing. We see the highlight reel of other mom’s and their lives look perfect. And it makes us think we should make all of our food from scratch, DIY all of our home decor, and always have a clean, organized house.
How can you release mom guilt?
I feel so strongly about helping moms like you let go of your mom guilt. I’ve been there, I still struggle sometimes. My kids mean the world to me! But sometimes what I think is best for them and what is really best for them are two different things. That’s why I created a free course – No More Mom Guilt!
Who does mom guilt affect?
Guilt affects all moms…
If you’re a working mom, you feel guilty for leaving your children with a babysitter, not being able to have a hot dinner waiting on the table when your husband comes home from work, and not having the energy to play with your kids every night.
Stay at home moms feel guilty for wanting a break! They are home with their kids all day and sometimes hide in the bathroom to get a moment alone. They dream about a glass of wine with friends wearing clean jeans, a cute top and makeup.
Young moms feel guilty about not knowing enough.
Older moms feel guilty about not keeping up with the young moms.
Single moms feel guilty about playing both good parent and bad parent roles.
All moms feel some kind of guilt. Even when you learn to ignore your mom guilt, it can still sneak in unexpectedly and make you feel bummed.
It’s time to say good-bye to mom guilt!
You are far too amazing to let these challenges, insecurities, and comparisons stop you from fully enjoying your life and your family. We all have our own journey, we all come with different family dynamics, and we all have our own values and dreams. It’s important to honor these special differences about ourselves.
Don’t feel bad for:
:: having to go to work and financially supporting your family
:: wanting to spend a weekend away with your husband
::loving your business and wanting to work on a Saturday afternoon
Define what balance means to you. Learn how you can thrive. Know what inspires you to be completely happy.
When you feel fulfilled, you will be the happiest person you know. And that’s contagious!
You want to be the best mom, wife, friend, sister, PTA president, business owner, ministry leader, neighbor… I get it. I want that too. And it’s totally possible! But mom guilt won’t get you there. So let’s look at this from another perspective.
Here’s how you can stop feeling mom guilt
You feel guilty for [fill in the blank]. Does feeling guilty allow you to be a better mom?
No! So become aware of why you might feel guilty about this particular subject. Why do you think you are feeling like this area needs to be different?
Moms put too much pressure on themselves to be “perfect”. We are going after a life that society says we should have. There’s no such thing as perfect…so stop trying to create it! Instead, start creating your new normal. Become your best self so you can be the best mom, wife, and friend.
I’d love for you to download the free audio course – No More Mom Guilt – and start learning to let go of your mom guilt. You are amazing, mama! It’s time to free yourself from guilt, stress, and overwhelm so you can step into the best version of yourself!
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