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Do you every doubt yourself and worry that you are not enough, or not doing enough? 
 
You are not alone. Many moms have similar thoughts.

As moms, there are so many decisions we need to make on a daily basis. So many opinions and social media feeds to wade through.

It is no wonder that we start to compare ourselves to others and self doubt inevitably creeps into our minds.
 
But here’s the good news. 
 
There is a confident mom in you. She is just getting covered up with the doubt and other noisy thoughts.
 
Here’s how you can bring out the beautiful confident mom that is already within you!

 

1 – Let go of Expectation and Perfection

 

Allow yourself to be perfectly imperfect. Here’s a little secret: Your kids do not need you to be a perfect mom. They need you to be yourself. They will learn how to fall and get back up with grace from watching you. They will learn that it is okay to be your authentic self. They will learn to be confident and loving all from watching you. This is not to add any pressure to you as a parent. This is simply to say that you are the parent your child needs. Just be authentically you!

 

2 – Drop Judgement and Comparison

With social media it can be tempting to compare ourselves to others. Keep in mind that when people post online they are usually only posting the “picture perfect” moments to share with the world. It may help to back away from social media from time to time and do a little digital detox.

3 – Make Self Care a Priority

Self care and self love are getting a lot of attention these days, and for good reason! Taking care of ourselves not only helps us to live joyful lives, it also helps us to share the joy and love we are experiencing with effortless grace. Here are some more tools you can use to care for yourself and live an amazingly joyful life!

 

4 – Incorporate Affirmations

We all have moments of self doubt and other thoughts that stem from fear. Affirmations are a quick way to interrupt any negative thought patterns that might sneak up on you from time to time. Here are some great affirmations you can practice any time:
 
I am enough.
 
I am healthy, strong, and whole.
 
I am calm and confident.
 
I approach life with ease and grace.
 
I allow my light to shine.
 
I radiate love.

5 – Take Time to Journal

Do you already have a journal that you write and or draw in regularly? That’s right, journals do not only have to be for writing. You can journal in any way that helps you to express and connect with your authentic self.

6 – Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude daily is a crucial part of living from a place of joy and confidence. If you love to journal or want to enhance your gratitude practice I have created a 7 – day gratitude journal for you to explore. I hope you find the daily morning and evening prompts motivating and the quotes inspirational.

7 – Meditation

Doing the inner work of recognizing our thoughts and creating space for more confidence, joy, and ease to flow into our lives. I invite you to meditate with me to connect to the calm confident mom within you. The more you practice slowing down and becoming aware of your thoughts the more you will be able to choose how you want to live your life. Here’s more info on how to create a meditation practice.

8 – Listen to Your Inner Wisdom 

There are endless ideas and opinion out there on parenting. funnily enough, even people that do not have children seem to have strong opinions on how children should be raised. One of the benefits of meditation and journaling will be that you will be able to hear the wisdom that resides deep within you and know in your heart what is right for your family.

9 – Create a Community of Friendship and Support

There is no need to be perfect or do everything yourself. Support is a must! This will look different for each mom, but making sure you are asking for and getting what you need to take care of yourself and your family goes a long way towards helping you become a happy and confident mom!

10 – Have More Fun with Your Kids

There are days when I think, “when I get this, that, and the other thing done, then I can stop and have fun with my kids”. Remember that there will always be things that you have to do responsibilities that need to be tended to, but there is no reason that we can’t have fun with our kids along the way. 

11 – Find and Nurture Your Passions

You are a mom but that is only part of your identity. Granted motherhood is at the forefront of your life at the moment, there are still other parts of you. Be sure to nurture the other aspects of yourself. Allow yourself the freedom to pursue your interests, find a hobby you love, or take a class and learn something new. There may even be some things that you have a passion for that your kids can be a part of as well. 

Allow the Confident Mom in You to Shine

Your confidence is within you. These steps will allow it to shine! As you practice the above steps you will find that life will flow with more ease and your children will note the passion you have for life. 

Share Your Tips!

Share your favorite practice, when it comes to being a confident mom!

XOXO

Catherine

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