Empowering Working Moms: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs in Self-Care

Hi Flourishing Moms!!

So happy to be able to share another blog with you!!! To help encourage and empower you as career working moms.

On this journey many of us are challenged with prioritizing our self-care and struggles with overcoming limiting beliefs. In this blog we aim to provide insights, strategies, and encouragement to help you thrive in both your professional and personal life. In order to be fulfilled in both, first we have to have a change of speech and mindset.

Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

It’s time to be transformed and practice the power of self-care and break free from these common limiting beliefs.

Here are five common limiting beliefs working moms may have when it comes to self-care:

  • "I don't have enough time": Many working moms feel overwhelmed with their responsibilities and may believe they don't have time for self-care activities.
  • "Self-care is selfish": Some working moms may feel guilty about taking time for themselves, believing they should prioritize their family or work over their own needs.
  • "I'm not worth it": This belief involves feeling unworthy of self-care or prioritizing one's own well-being, perhaps due to low self-esteem or a lack of self-value.
  • "I should be able to handle it all": Working moms may feel pressure to juggle multiple roles and responsibilities without needing to prioritize their own self-care, leading to burnout and exhaustion.
  • "I need to put others first": Many moms feel compelled to prioritize their children, husband, or work over their own needs, often neglecting their own well-being in the process.

Here are five ways to overcome those limiting beliefs with truth:

  • Reframe "I don't have enough time" to "I prioritize what's important": Recognize that self-care is essential for your overall well-being and productivity. Schedule self-care activities just like you would any other important task.
  • Shift "Self-care is selfish" to "Self-care is necessary for my health and happiness": Understand that taking care of yourself enables you to be more present and effective in your roles as a mother, wife, and employee.
  • Replace "I'm not worth it" with "I deserve to prioritize myself": Remind yourself that your well-being is just as important as anyone else's. Treat yourself with the same kindness and compassion you would extend to a loved one.
  • Challenge "I should be able to handle it all" with "It's okay to ask for help": Acknowledge that it's unrealistic to expect yourself to do everything alone. Delegate tasks, ask for support from your husband, family, or friends, and recognize that it's not a sign of weakness to seek assistance.
  • Counter "I need to put others first" with "It enables me to better care for others": Understand that by prioritizing your own well-being, you're better equipped to support and care for those around you. Taking care of yourself is not selfish; it's essential for maintaining balance and harmony in your life.

Through these transformative steps, working moms can break free from limiting beliefs and embrace self-care as a non-negotiable aspect of their lives.

As you navigate through your demanding schedules and multiple responsibilities, always remember that your well-being matters. Prioritizing self-care is not a luxury but a necessity.

By challenging the limiting beliefs that may hold you back and embracing the truth that caring for yourself enables you to better care for others, you are not only empowering yourself but also setting a powerful example for those around you.

Together, let's continue to break the barriers of self-doubt and guilt, and embrace self-care as an essential part of our journey. You deserve it. Keep thriving, keep shining, and never forget to prioritize yourself. You've got this!

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