01/5These tips will help you get over your 'mom guilt'

These tips will help you get over your 'mom guilt'

There's nothing tougher than being a mom. It's this full-time job that requires you to work all hours, gives you no leaves (you've got to storm through even when you're sick) and expects you to be available no matter what. And women do it anyway because they love their children and nothing compares to a mother's love. Every mother has her own way of parenting, but people still find ways to undermine these women and make them feel like they're not doing a good enough job. If you're one of these mums who constantly feels 'mom-guilt' and are often worried that you're letting your children down, here are some ways in which you can get over your guilt. Take a look.


02/5Identify where your guilt is coming from

Identify where your guilt is coming from

The very first thing you need to do is figure out where exactly this guilt is emerging from. Could it be your mother-in-law or your husband or other family members who are making you feel this way? Or is it your friends who are saying that you're making bad choices? Identify where the guilt is coming from and then talk to these people about setting boundaries. It's your child, you make the decisions, not them.


03/5Don't compare yourself to other moms

Don't compare yourself to other moms

The grass is always greener on the other side whether you choose to believe it or not. You might be hanging out with a friend who is also a mother but you might feel she's a lot better at parenting than you are, or you might be scrolling through Instagram and end up looking at a ton of other moms who seem to be doing a lot better than you are, but trust us, everyone has their own share of problems. So, instead of comparing yourself to them, just try to do the best you can do as a mother.


04/5Perfect moms don't exist

Perfect moms don't exist

One thing that people tend to do is put mothers on this pedestal where they're compared to god. But the difference is that mothers are still human, so they are not perfect because perfect moms don't exist. You're going to make mistakes and that's okay. Just like your child will learn from his/her mistakes, you will learn from yours. So, strive to be the best version of yourself instead of trying to meet that 'god' expectation from others.


05/5If you're happy, your baby will be happy

If you're happy, your baby will be happy

Being a mom is no joke, especially if you're a new mom. It can be such a task to have this new person joint at your hip all the time. So, it's only natural to want some space and to spend time by yourself. There's nothing to feel guilty about in such situations. Try to have someone look over your baby for a day while you indulge in a pampering session. Go to the spa or go watch a film or just sleep at home in peace if you want. If you feel refreshed and better, you'll be able to take better care of your baby and this will obviously make your baby a lot happier too.