Life as a mum can be extremely busy to the point that you often forget to think about yourself. You can get so caught up trying to make everyone around you happy that you can get to the point where you don’t even remember what makes you happy anymore. However, to truly live a life that brings you joy, it is important that you build a life that you’re proud of. There are some ways that you can do this, and most require that you know what you want and not be afraid to get it. This article aims to get you started by suggesting three ways that you can build a life that will make you happy as a mum.
Remain True to Who You Are
When trying to build a life that will make you happy, being true to yourself is very important. One of the ways that you can achieve this is by firstly, knowing who you are. When you become a mother your life naturally changes, and sometimes you stop doing the things that make you who you are. If for instance, you were an outgoing and optimistic person before having kids, you may find that a few years down the line, stress, busy schedules and bills have made you less outgoing and more pessimistic. However, living a life where you aren’t fully yourself could cause unhappiness and dissatisfaction. If you truly want to be happy, it is, therefore, important that you dedicate time to doing the things you love. If you haven’t yet discovered who you are, you should think about taking the Myers Briggs type indicator as it can give you a deeper insight into your personality which could help you discover your true self.
Find Fulfilment in Something
Another key step in building a happy life as a mum is finding fulfilment in something. While your kids will likely give you fulfilment, it can add to your happiness when you also find fulfilment in other things such as a hobby, interest skill, or career path. Aside from this, other ways of finding fulfilment include being around people who make you happy, holding onto your values, pushing yourself to fulfil your dreams, and learning to live in and appreciate the moment. In addition to this, being open to change can also open doors for you to learn new things and gain new experiences that make you feel fulfilled.
Change Your Perspective
At times, it can be difficult to learn to be satisfied with what you have. You may want a lot more for your life and find that you become increasingly discontent. When you lack contentment, it can make you miss out on all of the beautiful things right in front of you. For this reason, if you want to build a happy life, you may need to change the way you see life and take practical steps towards being happier. Some ways you can focus on the more important things are meditating, getting involved in cultural activities, giving to others, and volunteering.
You only get one life, so living it on your terms is key. You should be able to create the life you want, irrespective of any obstacles that may be standing in your way, even if it’s self-doubt. Making yourself happy is as important as taking care of those around you, so the hope is that you’ll start investing in yourself as well as others.