As a working mother, I put on a plethora of hats. If you’re looking for versatility, I’m crushing that game. I hold conference calls – and crying kids, pitch media – and forts, build bridges and Lego castles, schedule meetings – and play dates, create stories and read them, chase opportunity and toddlers, write news releases and color ninja turtles. That’s in a day. Boom.
A new client I’m working on got me thinking about all I do that shapes my world. The skin I’m in feels so unique, but is the same for so many working mothers around the world. We’re busy, there’s a lot on our plates, a lot of people counting on us, and so many needs to be met.
The one factor that should unite us – is taking care of ourselves.
Yes, we have got to start taking more consideration of our own needs and desires. I’ve seen women get lost in the monotony of motherhood, as it is one of the highest forms of selfless service.
Serving our own passions and desires is not the antithesis of motherhood. It’s one of the many balancing acts that is crucial for happiness. It’s vital our children see us hustlin’, living, dreaming and doing.
Seasons of life change but we remain through them. We have to grow through what we go through – and that requires passion. If you’re not feeling it, FIND it. To start, take one moment each day just for you. Go on a walk. Read a book. Exercise. Eat some dark chocolate. Remember a vacation. Call a friend. We all have something on our list of mood enhancers.
Instant trick: get some sunshine on your face! (Shameless plug for my client that fueled this post – protect and preserve your skin with sunscreen in that sunshine!) All of us need protection – your skin and your spirit. Protect the skin you’re in and the passions within.