To look after yourself! It may not be possible all the time but as much as you can:
- eat well
- sleep/rest when you can
- get out of the house
- meet up with other mums
- take a break
- ask for help if you need it
- don’t be too hard on yourself
- prioritise your workload
One of the main issues I hear about from new mums, as they get to grips with their new responsibilities and the changes this brings to their life, is that they don’t feel like they are doing anything worthwhile.
As a new mum you might feel that ‘all’ you are doing in a week is changing nappies, mopping up sick, feeding your baby, helping your baby get to sleep, pushing the pram…
And it’s easy to underestimate what exactly you are doing but you are loving, caring, nurturing, comforting, teaching, providing safety and security and the environment for your baby to grow, learn and development. You are doing an amazing job and that’s why mum’s rock!