There is a lot to contend with when you have just given birth and during those first few days, week, and months of motherhood. Not only have you just suffered through labor, but now you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re anxious, and you are completely in love with a new human being. In other words, you are a completely different person.
Many new moms are keen to feel like their old selves again, but they feel overwhelmed and don’t know how to do it. Read on, and you’ll discover it’s not as hard as it seems, and once you’ve got back to normal, you can enjoy being a mom.
Have A Makeover
When you have a baby, absolutely everything in your life suddenly changes, whether you realized it would or not. That is scary, and it can be that during this time you lose something of yourself, which is why it’s important to bring that something back. Having a mini makeover can help. If you love to wear makeup but haven’t allowed yourself the time to put any on, why not just do it? You don’t have to spend hours on it, you can build up to something like that, but a little bit of lipstick and some eyeliner can make a big difference to your self-esteem, and you will feel fabulous when you look in the mirror even if you are also feeling sleep-deprived.
Get Things In Order
If you aren’t feeling like yourself because you are usually an orderly person and everything seems a little chaotic, don’t worry: you can put things back in order again. Make a file with everything that needs doing such as registering the birth, checking out the claim for medical negligence time limit should you need it, where the nearest weighing clinics are, and even the routine you want to set for your little one (which may or may not need to be adjusted as time goes on).
When you have a file like this, it can make you feel so much better and like your old self again. Remember, though, don’t stress out too much if you can’t stick to all the appointments and routines that you set yourself at the beginning. Each baby is different, and you need to rest at some point too.
Do Something For Yourself
Doing something for yourself is extremely important when you’re a new mom, and it doesn’t mean that you are neglecting your child. Far from it, in fact; by doing something for yourself you are calming yourself, recharging, and feeling much happier, so that when you go back to being a mom, you will do an amazing job.
So, if there is a class you want to attend, or you want to finish a book that you started a long time ago, or you want to take a long, bubbly soak in the tub, do it. It will be better for everyone, and you will immediately feel the difference.