Today marks 3 months since I had my son Josiah. This pregnancy was hard but in a different way. When you are growing a human your focus is on just that, growing a human. Most of my business endeavors slowed down quite a bit as we prepared to expand our family to four and adjust to a new baby in the house. People tell me that I bounced back really fast but this time around was MUCH easier. I think it had to do with the fact that I knew what to expect and was not caught off guard by the many things that comes with motherhood. I also was able to breastfeed this time around which made things a ton easier. And in all honesty, Josiah is just a chill and easy baby. I wanted to give you all a few tips on bouncing back after having a baby in hopes that it helps you when you are in this season of life:
1.) What works for me may not work for you. It’s true! I can give you all the pointers but honestly sis, you have to do trial and error. What I will tell you is to have a plan. Try and try again. Don’t give up finding your rythym and your path.
2.) Set your priorities now. When you have a child your priorities change drastically! Just make sure you think about what REALLY matters because these little people grow up so fast.
3.) Learn to be present.
4.) Mom guilt is NORMAL and actually healthy. It’s a sign that you care. Just make sure you give yourself a TON of grace. No one is perfect and as long as you are doing your best, that’s enough.
5.) Schedule in self-care. This can look like a Netflix movie with a bowl of your favorite icecream while someone watches your kid for a few hours. It doesn’t have to be beach resort. But that’s cool too! Bottom line…do something for you!
6.) Plan far in advance. It will make life MUCH easier. I am usually 6 months to a year planned out. But I don’t plan firm things until 3 months out. Everything else is tentative other than family vacations.
7.) Spend less time comparing and more time with strategy planning. This applies to your business, your home life, your marriage, etc. The comparison will die when you have a plan that works for you and your family. At least that is the hope.
I hope this helps! Join me on July 9th for my newest show “But First, Coffee with Bridgette Reed” on Instagram TV. All you have to do is following me on Instagram and you will be notified! See you then! Like always, let’s go higher!