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Seeking perfection in our self-care may lead to not participating in it at all. Self-care canít wait until everything else is perfect.
At times you will need to forego housework, committee meeting or staying late at office. Not all things can be completed before incorporating self-care into your day. For perfectionists, this concept is a difficult one, therefore adding to neglect.
Lack of Support - Lacking a support system is a common reason many mothers do not participate fully in their self-care. Many women may not have support of a partner or family members to help out in order to give them time to themselves.
Poor social supports and few friendships can contribute to lack of connection women feel at times. This emotional connection is necessary for your health and happiness, and is also a major part of self-care.
Finances - Financial status may also play a part in frequency in which women participate in their own self-care. Often mothers conclude that if only they had more money they would take better care of themselves.
As you can see, there are several reasons why we as mothers may put self-nurturing at bottom of our list. For our own health and happiness however, we need to start moving it up to top.
Peggy Porter is a nurse, Wellness Coach, and author of YumME MumME Makeover-How to Balance Womanhood and Motherhood by Nurturing the Me in MumMe. If you are a Mom and want to start creating a healthier balance in your life, go to www.seekingbalance.ca and register for Peggy's free monthly teleclass and Ecourse! For more info you can also email email@example.com or call 506-832-1117.