My quest for the first few years of motherhood was just trying to figure out why I felt like I was surviving all the time when I wanted to love being a mom so badly.
As life marched on and I slowly gained more experience, I discovered there are four main reasons moms end up feeling like they are surviving. Knowing what the problem was brought me so much peace and focus, especially since it meant nothing was wrong with me – I just had skills I needed to learn.
Here are four reasons you might feel like you are surviving motherhood:
- Your circumstances are actually hard – it’s true survival mode!
- You don’t have a clear idea of what your want your life and motherhood to look like.
- Every day feels like reinventing the wheel with the who, what, where, and when of keeping everyone in your family alive.
- Your own mental, emotional, spiritual, or physical health isn’t in a good place.
But there’s hope!
You can learn the skills and systems to get you out of that constant survival state and start thriving in your own life again. (Want help learning these skills? My FREE Soaring Mothers Summit is coming September 19-22, so watch for more information coming soon!) When you work to implement the three pillars of soaring in your life (scope, structure, and soul), you’ll be surprised at how quickly you catch glimpses of yourself soaring.
A soaring mother serves others and uses her gifts and talents in her circle of influence.
A soaring mother seeks to be obedient to God, deeply connecting with Him and acting on the ideas and promptings she receives as she co-creates her life with Him.
A soaring mother approaches life as a grand adventure and embraces the journey of learning. She makes adventuring and creating memories a priority with her family – whether by reading good stories together or leaving the house.
A soaring mother enjoys meaningful relationships with family and friends.
You can move out of survival mode and begin thriving by identifying what’s holding you back and learning the skills to move forward. I believe in you!
Tune into this week’s podcast to hear more.