As a mother, you always want to provide the best for your children. However, it is important to acknowledge that there is no such thing as a perfect mother. Accepting this reality will benefit you and your children in the long run.
There is no definitive guidebook on how to become the world’s best mom. But, if you prioritize your own happiness and well-being alongside your children’s, you are already a great mom. Don’t get bogged down by your mistakes or become overwhelmed by your inability to achieve everything you want. All you need to do is try your best and support your children in their chosen pursuits. Recognize and celebrate their successes and allow them to see your own happiness without stressing over their minor mistakes.
You cannot be happy all the time, but you can increase your overall happiness by focusing on promoting it in your life. There may be times when things become too overwhelming, but do not let them hold you back. It is natural to feel overwhelmed and fall apart sometimes, but this does not mean that you are an unhappy mother or failing at your job.
If you genuinely want to be a happy mom, do not hide your frustrations from the world. Negative emotions are normal and it is okay to express them. Bottling them up will only make them worse and prevent you from becoming a happier person overall.
If you are meeting your children’s needs and they are generally happy, you should recognize and acknowledge that you are doing your job well. Seeing your children’s positive and amazing qualities can help bring out more of the same in yourself. It is easy to believe that our children need us more than we need them, but as mothers, we often need our children as much as they need us.
You will make mistakes at times, but your children will still love you. They will not hate you simply because you had a bad day or things did not go as planned. Your children want you to be happy with them and do not expect you to be a superhero all the time. Remember that you are always a superhero, even when it may not seem like it.
Remain steadfast even when everything appears to be falling apart. Things are not always as they seem, and you can always work towards becoming a happier and better mom.