I, like any first-time mother, believed that I needed to be a hands-on mom. Not missing a single one of my child's milestones and being present for all of his Aaha moments.
Motherhood is a difficult job. It necessitates a great deal of patience and consideration.
I neglected to take care of myself physically and mentally in my endeavour to handle everything on my own.
My patience gradually wore thin, and I became irritated and clingy.
Our personal lives require balance.
It only takes one ailment to make us realise how important it is to take care of our bodies.
It takes a burnout to realise the value of looking after one's mental health.
I had to convince myself that I deserved time alone with my thoughts and even an introspective look at myself.
I had to persuade myself that there's nothing wrong with some alone time as well.
Self-care isn't something you do once and then quit.
It's the daily repetition of a series of little rituals that, when combined, comfort you and keep you feeling your best—emotionally, physically, and mentally.
Incorporating minor self-care activities into your daily routine is the simplest method to accomplish this.
I made a few simple adjustments to my daily routine that resulted in significant gains.
Even 10-20 mins in a day are enough
The best way to relearn who we are is to spend time alone.
It's difficult to remain alone with your thoughts for lengthy amounts of time, but in an age when social networking is the norm, unplugging on a regular basis is critical for our mental health. For the sake of contemplation and emotional digestion, it's perfectly ok to be alone.
You become acquainted with the inner workings of your brain. You gradually come to understand who you are.
My favourite morning habit consists of sipping coffee alone with my thoughts.
When we travel on family holidays, I prefer to get up early and have breakfast by myself while my husband and kid are still sleeping.It also allows me to recharge my batteries.
Studies have shown that people who learn to find comfort in solitude tend to be happier, experience lower levels of stress and are less likely to have depression.
"But your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it you will find your paths."
Rainer Maria Rilke
Solitude enhanced my creativity
Studies found that people who enjoy solitude tend to be more creative. I really appreciate my alone time. Solitude allows me to contemplate, rewind, and most importantly, let my imagination run wild. My best ideas come to me most often while I'm out in nature.
Solitude is the key to higher self-awareness which then opens the door to change..