There is perhaps no journey more fulfilling and challenging than motherhood. Being a mother is an experience like none other, but it tends to be incredibly intense, and new mothers are often apprehensive and scared of what is to come.
Getting cold feet and being worried is natural when such a big part of your life changes, but there is nothing to be scared of. As you become a mother, you will develop instincts that will help you make good choices, for your child and yourself.
If you’re still unsure, why don’t you read this article, where we’re sharing five golden pieces of advice for new mothers, that will help you figure out this new situation and help you fulfill the role of a mom.
Rule 1: Learn To Adapt
Giving tests becomes less of a hassle when you’re prepared and have your material ready, right? Well, you can’t say the same thing for motherhood. Even if you prepare yourself to the fullest and read as many baby books as possible, you will still not be able to predict what may happen. The only way to figure out what will happen is to adapt; use your own skills and ideas and learn through experiences, of both yours and those of other mothers. It can be daunting in the beginning, but as time goes on, you will be able to correctly gauge a problem or situation, and make the correct decision.
Rule 2: Don’t Forget About Yourself
We’ve mentioned before that being a mother tends to be a full-time job, and it is, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll forget about yourself. Take the help of those around you, and make sure that you periodically dole out responsibilities on others, so that you can cater to your needs. A lot of mothers forget to give themselves the space needed to breathe and relax and pursue their own interests, which can be damaging to their mental as well as physical health.
Rule 3: Trust Your Instincts
When you become a mother, you’ll develop certain instincts; almost something like a sixth sense. These instincts will often guide you to make decisions that serve the best interest of your children, and also give you more courage and bravery. The “mother’s instinct” is something that can be observed all over the animal kingdom, and even in humans. Although this may not always be the case, trusting your instinct or your “gut feeling” will often give the best results.
Rule 4: Learn To Give Your Child Space
Even as a toddler, your baby will look to exercise freedom over their life. This will continue to be a recurring theme even as they grow up, and move into adolescence and teenage. As any mother or parent, relinquishing control will be a hard task. Every mother wants to keep their children under their wing, and keep them safe, but alas! That isn’t how the world works. To ensure the proper development of your children, make sure that you give them the right kind of freedom and space as and when required.
Rule 5: Cherish The Challenge
Motherhood is in no way easy. Anyone who has ever said that it is easy has lied. But just because it is challenging doesn’t mean it’s bad. Motherhood is a special thing that many people are unable to experience, even if they want to. Though something may seem like a challenge at the start, it will pass and you will grow from the past. Make sure that you cherish all the moments, even the challenges, and bask in the beauty of being a mother.