3 Reasons Not To Be “A Perfect Mom”…
You realize that, along every step of the way, you only have one chance to get it right. You feel the pressure!!! Well, I’m here to tell you that striving to be the perfect parent is killing your parenting. Here are 3 reasons to let go of the need to be perfect…
1)You’ll set a healthy example for your children
Life is a CHALLENGE!!! There are millions of bumps along the way and it’s more important for you to teach your children to embrace their imperfections than it is to reach for perfection. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t teach them to be their best. It means that you’re teaching them that life is about balance, that they should love themselves no matter what, and that even mommy makes mistakes.
2)Speaking Of Balance, Your Presence Will Be A Present
When you strive for perfection, it takes the fun out of life and makes you more of a task oriented mom. You probably spend your day knocking tasks off of your to-do list. Letting go of the need to be perfect allows you to forget about your laundry list and spend more time being in the moment with your babies. Forget about doing the dishes, spend a little longer playing outside with your kids instead.
3)Knock a chunk Of Stress Out Of Your Life
Let’s face it, being the perfect mom is an unattainable task. What you can do is become the most perfect imperfect version of yourself. Let go the the need to follow anyone’s standards or societies standards. All that does is cause you unnecessary stress. What you want to do is practice intuitive parenting. Tune into what your child needs in the most nurturing and relaxed way possible. Even though becoming a parent can be stressful at times (especially when you aren’t getting any sleep!!!), don’t make it any more of a challenge than it needs to be.
Now that you know that it’s okay to be a perfectly imperfect mommy, what are some of the things you’ll do to embrace the new you? Have fun, enjoy your children, and let go of the need to be a perfect mom.