After having each of my babies, I was eager to start wearing my “normal” clothes again. I wanted to feel attractive and beautiful. I mean, because really, walking around with earth’s prize watermelon under your shirt doesn’t seem immensely attractive.
Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed each of my pregnancies. Hey, after all, I had 10 babies, right? I knew what to expect, but it’s something about those shifty hormones that pregnancy brings. Those things will have you laughing and enjoying life one minute and in a pool of tears the next. Did I mention anger? Ohhh yes, anger, it’s probably the emotion that overcame me the most.
I’m not talking about your enraged type of anger. More like fed up with everything around you anger.
I was fed up with the clothes not hanging on their hangers the proper way, so I threw all of the clothes on the floor. One time, the milk wasn’t in the fridge on the right shelf, so I took it out and forcefully threw it on the floor, splattering it all around the kitchen. Both times, my poor husband, who humbly shook his head, helped to clean up the mess.
All of that said, you don’t exactly go back to normal once your baby is born. I suppose it’s common sense that once you’ve brought forth a person that is a quarter size of one sofa and weighs at least what a bowling ball weighs, you’re not exactly gonna look like America’s Next Top Model after the delivery.
But once it’s all done, there’s a chance to feel “normal” again.
You get caught up in the craziness of being a new mother, forget yourself, and become the lady that every hot, childless woman dreads. That would be the mom who looks like she’s lost herself!
Don’t be that mom.
I’ve been down on myself and so depressed that I’ve needed to be pulled from my own pit. That’s not living.
One thing I was reassured of, aside from how great God’s love is for me, was that being beautiful is really about the ability to be-YOU-tiful. You are your own beautiful.
Five things you can do if you’re feeling down in the dumps about yourself:
- Splash on some good smells. That means showering, Love! Depression can make you want to slob around, but the feel of hot water and the aroma of soap can gently invigorate you. Then spray (or rub) yourself with your favorite body fragrance. Fragrances are mood enhancers.
- Get dressed, but in clothes that make you feel great. It could be a dress, your favorite jeans, whatever you feel good in.
- Put on some lipstick and do your hair. Lipstick is an instant pick me up. There’s something about it that simply makes women feel pretty.
- Get yourself a cup of something delicious, maybe a Matcha Tea Latte (affiliate link), and sip that thing slowly while taking in every moment of deliciousness. The aroma of coffee (yum) also has some stimulating ability.
- Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself, “God loves me, and I’m worth it to Him!”
These are just a few small things that will help you to feel better about putting one foot in front of the other, and then you can take on the rest of the day slowly with more confidence. You can do it!