March 18, 2023

The 3 Best Things to do to Maintain Your Confidence through Motherhood

by Denise, Confidence Coach

Being a mother is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but it can also be the source of intense self-doubt and insecurity. As your children grow and develop, you may find yourself questioning your parenting decisions and worrying about whether or not you are doing enough for them. This is completely normal, but it’s also important to remember that you have the power to build your self-confidence as a parent. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

1. Celebrate Your Accomplishments

One way to boost your confidence as a mother is to set goals for yourself and celebrate when you reach them. It doesn’t matter if the goals are big or small—what matters is that you recognize your successes along the way. Taking time out of your day to reflect on what you have achieved will remind you of how capable and competent you are as a parent, which can help increase your self-esteem.

You may not think you've accomplished much as a mother, but you have. Did the kids get dressed today? Did everyone eat something? Did you get the kids to soccer practice on time? Yes, you did that!  These are all accomplishments and you should celebrate them no matter how big or small they may seem.

2. Self-Care

Take care of yourself. It’s easy for mothers to forget about taking care of themselves in all the chaos of raising children, but it’s important that we take time out for ourselves every once in a while. Whether it’s taking an hour out of your day for a relaxing bubble bath or getting away from it all with an overnight trip, taking care of yourself is essential for maintaining good mental health and boosting self-confidence. Bonus is that it will allow you to show up as your best self for your family.

3. Avoid Comparisons

Ever heard the saying "comparison is the thief of joy?" Comparing yourself and your parenting skills to those around you can be detrimental to both your mental health and self-confidence. Remember that no two families are the same, so don’t let other people's choices dictate how you choose to raise your children. You know what’s best for them—trust yourself!

At the end of the day, building self-confidence as a mother starts with believing in yourself and trusting in your abilities as a parent. Implementing strategies like setting goals, taking time out for yourself, and avoiding comparisons can help alleviate self-doubt and give you more faith in yourself as a mother. Remember: You have everything it takes within yourself to succeed!


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