Pep talks. I’ve given a few. As an encourager + motivator I spend a lot of time in support mode. It’s just what I do. It’s a good thing. It makes me happy to see other people happy. It fuels me to support other people and be that reminder of the silver lining. I tend to be a real life Pollyanna in a sense (not in the annoying sense #promise). I try to look for the bright side in any situation.
As someone who tries to motivate and encourage others, I need to be motivated myself. Isn’t that always the story? As moms, that’s truly how we roll. We take care of everyone else and pour so much into other people. We need to do big + small things now and then that just make us feel good. It’s easy to get caught up in all we do and feel discouraged. It’s in those moments that we need to encourage ourselves. We need to give ourselves an instant dose of feel good. Every now and then, I need a reminder that I’m full of fabulous. You need a reminder like that too? Here’s a few ways to get it.
- Buy something you really want without balking at the price.
This isn’t something I do often. There are times though that I like to remind myself that I’m worth it. Whatever “it” is.
- Go on a date – with yourself.
Treat yourself to a meal at your favorite spot. Dress up a bit. Put on a red lip and enjoy!
- Write down a list of things you’re proud of.
Reminding yourself of why you’re so proud of you is an instant confidence boost
- Write down a list of things that you thought you wouldn’t make it through.
This is a great way to pat yourself on the back for being the awesome woman you are. Just look at what you made it through.
- Set goals for yourself and take them seriously.
We all have goals. We had them before kids. Though our goals may have changed, they’re still there. We just keep moving them to the back burner. Need some help moving them up on the list? Join us over here. If you don’t take your goals seriously, who will?
- Dress up –
evenespecially if you don’t feel like it.
When I became a SAHM a couple of years ago, I made a little promise to myself. I promised not to fall into the mom uniform. You know the yoga pants, messy bun uniform? We all rock it from time to time. I try, every now and then, to put a little more effort into my look. When I was working I liked pulling a look together. It wasn’t something I did for my colleagues, it was for me. How I dress has an impact on how I feel and how I tackle the day. I am more energetic and productive if I wearing something that makes me feel good.
What do you do to remind yourself that you are so freaking fabulous?