Five Ways Motherhood Keeps Me Motivated
Motherhood is a beautiful thing. It’s full of joy, love, and endless learning opportunities. While it comes with its fair share of trials and tribulations, there’s nothing quite like having a little human look up to you and call you ‘mom’.
Keeps me accountable
As moms, we’re bound to make mistakes. Lots of them. That’s ok. Mistakes happen and there’s always a learning opportunity that comes along with them. The key here is taking responsibility for those mistakes. Too often, we like to blame others or the world for what happened. As a mom, accountability is critical, and being aware of those actions keeps me motivated to always do better.
Gets me out of my comfort zone
As an introvert and homebody, I like the simple things in life. If I don’t have to go out, I’d rather not do so. I’m comfortable at home and doing the things I know I can do. My daughter is the opposite. She loves the outdoors, exploring, and adventure. While I might not love a trip to the park, she inspires me to get out there and do it.
If nothing else, motherhood keeps you on your toes. Just when you think you know something; a different situation comes up that you have no idea how to control. While I likely won’t have the solution for everything, I know that I can find tools and resources to equip me with those insights. There’s always a learning opportunity when you’re a mom.
Keeps me focused
I’ve never prioritized time as much as I do now as a mom. I know that time is of the essence, so making the best out of every situation is essential. I live by to-do lists and maximize my efforts wherever possible. There’s no time to waste.
Boosts my self-awareness
Since becoming a mom almost a decade ago, my self-awareness has gone through the roof. As my experience with motherhood grows, so does my ability to feel my feelings and assess my thoughts. Being self-aware allows me to not only respect my feelings but, when appropriate, take the right steps to solve those issues.