Since Jay was born, I have been bombarded with mom guilt..
I felt so guilty that my body wasn't ready to deliver him, then for getting an epidural, then for needing the little extra help to get him out.
Then I thought the guilt was over, then it came to the part where he did not latch well. Our lactation consultant was crazy and scared us away from giving him formula. I felt so guilty that he was so hungry. He cried NON STOP! Then the guilt when I finally gave him some formula. I thought I failed him again!
Well my milk finally came in, but he still did not want to latch so I would be hooked up to my pump every 2 hours! It was horrible. Then I noticed that my supply was dwindling fast. I had to supplement formula again!
It finally got to a point where it took me 2 days to get enough for ONE feeding, but I didn't want to give up. I tried so hard to get my supply up, but it just didn't work. So I stopped. That was when I felt the most guilty. I couldn't give my son what he needed.
But I was wrong! I make sure he has a full belly, and we give him the best foods available! So why the guilt?! He is surpassing milestones left and right, so I must be doing something right!
Moms, stop feeling guilty! You are doing the best you can! ▪
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Head back into the books this evening📚 and onto my next challenge, Cardiac rehab❤️. A course I've been wanting to do for sometime and excited to be finally getting my opportunity #beingthebestme #cardiacrehab #fitnessatanyage
VULNERABILITY: IS THERE ROOM FOR IT IN THE WORKPLACE?
You mention vulnerability in the workplace and people melt away or switch off.
You hear the word, and may immediately think 'weak' and feel shame.
I love Brene Brown's quote on this ~ "The vulnerability paradox: it's the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I want you to see in me." _
We don't want to be seen as vulnerable. Especially as women in the workplace. It's one of the first things to go, and is quickly replaced with armour.
There's no room to go into it in depth here, but here are 6 reasons why it's beneficial to allow yourself to be vulnerable in the workplace.
_ 1. Vulnerability opens you up to new opportunities and innovation. Being willing to falter, fall, fail builds character and allows you to learn new things and grow.
_ 2. Embracing your vulnerability will improve your control over your thoughts, emotions, and how you react to things. Self-control is good. Control becomes an issue when we start trying to control others, because we have no control over ourselves.
_ 3. Relationships (not just personal ones) flourish in the presence of vulnerability. The executive who shares her fears with her subordinates models strong leadership skills which allow her people to admit their own fears and work through them.
_ 4. Vulnerability makes you more empathetic and willing to see the point of view of others. This builds trust, loyalty and commitment to a shared vision.
_ 5. Ryan Holiday said it best - "Ego is the Enemy". Being vulnerable enough not to always have the answers builds your own engagement in the moment, and can lead to the most creative thinking.
_ 6. It allows you to be more authentic and this in turn leads to being happier at work. In the 21st century, we want more of this in the workplace!
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Late night reflection! Do you ever look back at your pictures and wonder who is that person. She looks like me, but the smile on her face you don't really recognise. She looks alive, she looks happy, she is all puttogther. She seems like she really likes and cares For herself! *
Then motherhood happens, you have so much love to give your filled with joy. Your not number one anymore, you have a little one that depends on you, an entire household to look after. *
Doing your hair and makeup are not priorities. Alonetime is none existent. Even though you promised yourself that you wouldn't change, It happened and you just didn't notice, you were too busy taking care of everyone else. *
Now you don't know how to get the old you back, she is somewhere inside dying to come out but, your so use to the routine that you dont know how give her enough attention/love so she can come out. *
That's why I created this account in the hopes of bringing her back. *
This is for all the mothers that keep giving and in the process are losing a part of themselves. I'm here to remind you, you matter! *
"The essence of being a good parent is putting your own needs first". -Dr Leah Klungness *
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Pure happiness and joy. This is what I see in these pictures. I want her to always be this way. Confident and happy with who she is. I want her to know she can be anyone she wants to be and do anything she wants to do. When the world tries to tell her who she should be and how she should look, I want her to know she is enough and not to go by their standards. I want to teach her how to be strong even when life gets tough. I want her to work hard for what she wants. I want her to learn from her mistakes and not let them define her. I don't want her to be the girl that says, "I wish I could." I want her to be the one that says,"I know I can."I want her to believe in herself and know she can conquer the world. I want her to be the best that she can be. That means I have to be the best me I can be, because she is going to look to me to show her the way.
Today I am grateful for recognition that validates I am moving forward professionally. Stagnation has been real partially due to not knowing what I wanted to do next within my role. Professional passions have be rekindled, and I am excited about the opportunities ahead of me. #gratefulproject #thereisalwayssomethingtobegratefulfor #beingthebestme
There is no comparison to the individual that you are!
It is so easy sometimes, especially as women, to compare ourselves to others. Whether it be in appearance, weight, career, success… we compare. Doing this only makes us feel awful about ourselves. Instead focus all that energy on loving yourself EXACTLY the way you are! Because you are you, and you are beautiful!
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🤩Do you know how fricking AMAZING you are? 🤩
Seriously - the odds of you even being born are 1 in 400 trillion, isn't that insane!!
So I am talking to YOU, the person who doesn't think they are special, YOU the person who thinks they are average, YOU the person who doesn't believe in their super powers...YOU!!!! .
YOU ARE A MIRACLE! Treat yourself with respect, treat each day as a blessing and have such huge gratitude for who you are. Live each day in absolute awe that you even made it onto this planet and LIVE YOUR LIFE....forget all the crap you are telling yourself in your head as to why you can't do something, YOU CAN...if you can beat the odds of 1 in 400 trillion to be born, you can do ANYTHING!! .
💥What super hero are you going to decide to be?? Get your cape on and go rock this world - it needs you to 💥
Almost three years ago I started this journey of looking after myself and wanting better for me. No I haven’t reached my goal weight and I have stalled more times than I can count. I still lose focus and sometimes feel like giving up, but I know I can’t. I will never be able to treat myself poorly again and take such little interest in my health and mental health, I love the way I feel after smashing a good exercise session and it’s days like this that I remember that.
Today I took the leap and started a new journey with a company called Plexus. I am totally new to everything and plan to teach you all via my journey with the products. I will not annoy you or cold message you as I was taught to in the past so if you have questions do not hesitate to ask me. I started this journey with my Grandma Betty because I needed a business that became a family and not a fake one. This will provide me with that. I'm excited to see how this goes!!! Stayed tuned for more! #bossbabe #herewegoagain #bussinessowner #beingthebestme #bethebestyou #staytuned #watchthejourney #fitandfreewithjessie
Quad day after a two month break 😳😩☠️
Happy Monday, Friends! Can I ask you all to send me some patience and good vibes? ⠀
Life is about to get a little cray-cray here! My "sister-cousin" as I like to call her, because she's more like my sister than my cousin ❤, is having a surgery today. I will be at the hospital for most of the day and then when she is discharged her and my 2 year old niece will be coming to live with us for a few weeks! 😜🤪 ⠀
I am happy to do it, because...FAMILY. But I'd be lying if I didn't say I was nervous as it's going to uproot our routines and lives here. I'll now have 3 kids to care for, a "patient" to tend to, a hubby, a house, and my biz...oh yeah, and gotta try to add in some "self love and care" for myself too! ⠀
So forgive me if I end up being a bit absent here on IG or if my posts/stories are a bit random. I'm just gonna do my best...and at the end of the day, that's all any of us can do, right? XOXO⠀
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QUE SERA SERA
Whatever will be will be.
Who knows what this week will bring.
But After last weeks low mood, anxiety, chronic fatigue & the feeling of “if I don’t understand this, then how can anyone else” I am hoping for a week of less pain, more energy & enjoy life the best way I can.
Cancer treatment, I could read up on side effects & kinda knew what to expect.
After all the treatment has finished, I have found I’m just left to get on with life. The aches, the pains, the emotions.
Mentally & physically I am exhausted.
Life goes on.
The sun still shines, the stars still shine & the moon still rises out of the dark.
If you have a friend or family member that may need a shoulder to lean on, a chat, a coffee or a trip out, then PLEASE pop round, trust me they will be so grateful.
It’s little things that make the biggest difference. 🎀
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