You know that saying, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you”?? Well, lovely, I’ve got the mamma version for you. This is a creed you need to adopt, and fast!
“Do unto YOU as YOU would do unto others.”
Yep, that means next time you feel bad about something you have or haven’t done or said, I want you to pretend for a moment that someone you care about, another mamma, has done or has not done or said what ever it is that you did or didn’t do or say. Imagine she’s feeling bad about it and what you would say to her. I bet it along the lines of ‘Don’t be so hard on yourself’, ‘Its ok’, or similar. You’d be supportive and loving and kind to your friend…. So then, I want you to say those things and be that supportive, loving and kind and understanding friend to yourself.
It IS ok to falter. It is ok to make mistakes. You wouldn’t think less of the women and men you love for doing it, because ‘they’re only human’, but you beat up on yourself relentlessly for doing the same things.
It’s time to be as good a friend to yourself as you are to your friends. And just think what a great example you will be setting for LLC.