I’m sure you’ve heard this from others and myself at least once: Motherhood is a learning process. It is most definitely a learning process in figuring out what the baby wants, how to create a schedule, manage time, etc. It’s a lot. However, I am happy to say that through the journey so far, I’ve learned a lot about myself and who and how I am. And I have my daughter to thank for that because literally everything changes.
Rest, Rest, Rest-So there is tired, there is pregnancy tired, and there is motherhood tired. HOLY CRAP. I’m tired all the time, and my definition of 100% has completely changed since having a baby. Therefore, I’ve relearned to prioritize my rest whenever I can. Be it physical rest or mental rest, just taking a break to rest it out is a must. In fact, as I type this, I just woke up from a nap. In fact even with my workouts, I used to be able to do 6 days a week, but now I do 5 because I need those two mornings per week to sleep in.
Me Time is a Must-I am a huge advocate for me time. However, with mommyhood me time is hard to come by, but I need it. A time in the day where I’m “doing nothing”, where I not thinking much and just zoning out. Honestly, I never realized how much mental headspace a little one takes up! From keeping track of her schedule to figuring out the next week’s plan with her, etc,. It gets tiring, so anytime I have a bit to not think too hard, I take it!
Clean Place Clean Mind-Let’s face it. Babies require a lot of stuff, and if that stuff isn’t organized well, then it can really clutter a space. I’ve realized that the moment Aisha’s stuff is placed out of order, I need to put it away immediately to keep my space clean. Pre-baby, I didn’t worry too much about a cluttered space when it came to putting away my clean laundry. But with Aisha’s stuff I keep thinking “Everything needs to be in its place” all the time.
So as Aisha grows, there is still so so much to learn, but in the last 3 1/2 months I’ve discovered these aspects of myself. I’m looking forward to seeing where this journey goes from here!