10 Ways To Thrive In Motherhood

Today I wanted to offer up “10 Ways To Thrive In Motherhood” that will help you find that work/life balance. As a mother it can be overwhelming at times, so it’s important to make the most of your time. Below, I’ve created a well thought out list to assist you along the way:

Ways To Thrive In Motherhood By Making Self Care A Priority

Set A Schedule- Whenever your children are sleeping or doing other activities should be your “me time”. This time can be used to catch up on work, blog posts, or rests.

Take a hot bath or shower- This is an amazing way to relax after a long day.

Treat yourself to a spa day- Whether at home or if you can splurge on a spa day, take it! You deserve the best and if you won’t put your self care first, no one will.

Ways To Thrive In Motherhood By Spending Quality Time With Your Children

Quality vs. quantity- I myself used to think that spending all of my time with my daughter is what was best. However, she is now two and very impressionable. I am learning that the time spent with her is what will count the most in the end.

Thrive By Getting Organized

Create a to do list- Regardless if there is one or ten things on your list, creating one is what’s important. This will help to organize your thoughts and jot down what needs accomplished.

Create a vision board- As a mother it can be difficult to look at the future when you can barely get through the day. However, if you know what you’re trying to accomplish, you’ll know what to do to get it done.

Use a planner- This is very similar to creating a to do list. However, planning things out in advance will definitely help you get clear on your goals.

Thrive By Asking For Help

Ask your parent(s) or other family members- This can be very tough, but getting help with children is more important than you may think. It’ll allow you extra time for self care and will allow your child time to build bonds with family members that you trust.

Enroll them in school or get a sitter– This is only a suggestion and can be difficult. However, be sure to do a thorough background check on the school or sitter. Also be sure that cameras are around so you’ll always know what’s going on.

Get therapy- Sometimes you just need someone to talk to or an outlet to gather your thoughts. Try out therapy or counseling a couple of times a month and see if it proves to be helpful. Any opportunity to take better care of yourself is always a great opportunity.

This is a website for WOC, but I highly suggest checking it out. I was referred to this site by a family member and I love how easy it is to navigate through. https://therapyforblackgirls.com/

Although this is a short list, I hope that you’ve found one thing that can be of help to you. If you find something that seems useful or something that isn’t on the list please share it below.

To keep you thriving throughout the new year, check out one of my latest posts: http://highheelsandmotherhood.com/10-awesome-goals-to-set-for-the-new-year-2/

26 thoughts on “10 Ways To Thrive In Motherhood

  1. Adriana

    If I had to choose my favourite out of al the above, it would have to be “Asking For Help”. Really embracing this concept has done wonders for my mental health and relationships!

    Great write-up xx

    – Adriana

    1. highheelsandmotherhood

      Yes! Everyone wants a woman to be strong and independent, but they never talk about how it’s okay to ask for help.

  2. Danielle

    These are great! I definitely need to create a vision board for myself!

    1. highheelsandmotherhood

      yes! I love vision boarding! You definitely should!

  3. Kelly

    These are amazing tips! I definitely think asking for help is the best way to really thrive. You have to be able to see when you need help and know that people are more than willing to help! Thanks for posting this!

    1. highheelsandmotherhood

      Yes! Very true!

  4. Shawntae

    Such great reminders! When we prioritize taking good care of ourselves we’re better for the ones we take care of.

    1. highheelsandmotherhood

      yes so true!

  5. Tracy Isidore

    Great tips and support for mothers. I especially like “Quality over quantity.” As a mother of 2 self-care is definitely my priority!

    1. highheelsandmotherhood

      Exactly!

  6. Polina

    Thank you for this post. I think as moms we forget that it is OK and actually necessary to ask for help. We were never meant to do this motherhood thing alone… And thank you for mentioning therapy. I am 100% there with you.

    1. highheelsandmotherhood

      yes! morherhood is a lot work and we shouldn’t have to do it alone!

    2. highheelsandmotherhood

      Exactly! We were not meant to do this alone and yes therapy is definitely important

  7. Danielle

    Yessssss! These are amazing! Therapy has helped me so incredibly much when handling all the obstacles of parenting and motherhood.

    1. highheelsandmotherhood

      Thank you! Yes, therapy is such a game changer.

  8. Julie Christy

    I have a planner and use it daily to keep track of appointments and such, but also put my to-do list in it. I am retired and my pages are full. I list all kinds of tasks, even including self-care so I don’t skip it!

    1. highheelsandmotherhood

      Awesome! thanks for sharing!

    2. highheelsandmotherhood

      yes! Same here! Planning is so important

  9. Briana Baker

    I just enrolled my toddler in preschool for this fall! Exciting and scary all at the same time!

    1. highheelsandmotherhood

      yes very scary,but it’s definitely worth it

  10. Joleisa

    Motherhood is a high calling that we need to be prepared for. However, life is dynamic and sometimes we do need help, professional or otherwise.
    We should never be afraid to ask for help. You know what I also think, if more of us offered help to each other, then it would be much more bearable.

    1. highheelsandmotherhood

      Yes! I definitely agree with you! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  11. Tracy Isidore

    These are all great ideas. I especially like “asking for help” that was a big one for me when my kids were young. I wish I asked more!

    1. highheelsandmotherhood

      yes! Very important

  12. BB

    I love all these ideas! Trying to balance everything as a mom is hard but we can make it easier on ourselves.

    1. highheelsandmotherhood

      for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

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