Redefining ‘balance’ in motherhood & why self care isn’t selfish
Ok, I know what you’re thinking: “Ugh! Balance…Here we go again.” Me too friend, me too! I’ve never believed in this idea of finding ‘balance.’ What does it even mean? The idea that we can and must “find balance” makes no sense to me.
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Ok, I know what you’re thinking: “Ugh! Balance…Here we go again.” Me too friend, me too! I’ve never believed in this idea of finding “balance.” What does it even mean? The idea that we can and must “find balance” makes no sense to me. First of all, it implies that we lost balance (tip: always look in between the couch cushions, I often lose stuff there) and second, it sets us up for failure, especially as women. For many of us, this concept of “finding balance” amidst the chaos of motherhood, is often inconceivable.
So, why are we talking about balance? Because, as parents, especially as mothers, I think it’s about high time we reclaim the word ‘balance,’ redefine what balance actually means to us.
Redefining ‘Balance’ in Motherhood
Today I have the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Amber Thorton, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Motherhood Wellness Consultant and the Founder of Balanced Working Mama. Dr. Amber is on a mission to redefine balance in motherhood, to redefine this notion that burnout and overwhelm go hand in hand with motherhood. She’s on a mission to change the narrative of what is possible for working mothers by helping them to better balance work, motherhood, and wellness.
How? That’s exactly what Dr. Amber and I chat about in today’s episode.
In this episode Dr. Amber shares why she initially hesitated to become a mother herself, why redefining balance in motherhood is so important to her, how she defines balance in her own mothering journey, the importance of setting boundaries (i.e. learning to say “No!”) and how to set them, why self care isn’t selfish, how to ask for help, and the power of community.
Mama, if you are seeking to find more peace and less overwhelm in your life, then press play now! This conversation will leave you pondering what “balance” means to you and give you the tools to help YOU redefine balance in motherhood.
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