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It’s not easy to find time for self improvement, we know.
As a parent, you will spend more time reading articles…
And less time reading anything that pertains to your life. Why? Because other things take precedence. There’s your children, the relationship you have with your partner, and the myriad of tasks you have to do in and around your home.
Just when are you supposed to find time for yourself?
It’s not easy, but you should try and schedule some time in the week to focus on you, even if that means calling in a child sitter to give you a break.
You see, focussing on self-improvement should be an essential part of your calendar.
#1: You will become a better mother
Don’t get us wrong; we are sure you are an amazing mother. If your kids could write a review about you online, we are sure they would give you five stars! However, there is always more to learn. Your children might have specific problems that you don’t always know how to relate to. You might need more help trying to balance your life as a mother, domestic goddess, and employee. And you might want to work on your inner zen, finding the ability to cope and relax amidst the chaos of parenthood. You might be less inclined to blow your top if you did!
Check out self-help books
and start to build on your mom skills for the betterment of yourself and your family.
#2: You can benefit your career
Are you trying to balance motherhood and a career? Or have you taken time out of work to focus on parenting? Whatever the case, you still need to find time to improve your career prospects. By doing so, you will benefit from the financial and personal rewards that this can bring.
When focussing on self improvement then, you might want to take an online course that can improve your employability. This might net you that promotion you have been hoping for, or it might ease the transition back into work if you have been taking a break. There are all kinds of courses you can take, and each specific to you, but as an example of one online course, check out this one.
Whether you have a desire to work in the field of fitness or not, this nutrition course will benefit both you and your family! However, there are thousands of other courses online so do your research and find something relevant to you.
#3: You can enrich your life
You are more than a mom. You are more than a wife. And, if you have a job, you are more than an employee! Self improvement is also about finding ways to improve and enrich your life, whether that’s learning the skills needed for a hobby you might want to try, or reading books and listening to podcasts to increase your personal knowledge on subjects that interest you.
Therefore, look at your life goals. Think about areas in your life that are lacking. And then do something to offer you better fulfilment, whatever that might be for you.
What areas of self improvement relate to you? Make a list, check your calendar, and then set aside time to focus on you! Your life in the short and the long-term will be improved if you do!
Take care, and thanks for reading!
Disclosure – This is a collaborative post.