The process of having a baby is something that takes its toll on your body. Your body goes through an enormous transition gaining anywhere between 35 and 50 pounds on average. Then once your body stretches out to this new form you give birth and are essentially deflated.
This series of changes in your body can leave you feeling less than on form and in some cases even affect your overall self-esteem. It’s important to remember that these feelings are completely normal. In order to feel better about yourself if you start to feel this way, try the following tips for uplifting your spirits.
Be Patient With Your Body
Before you rush to the plastic surgeon’s office and get a procedure done, consider that this is simply part of the process of motherhood. Every mother experiences a period of their bodies going through the change of pregnancy to postpartum.
Rather than expecting your body to bounce back overnight as if it never happened why not consider that this is something that every mother goes through. Try to have the patience for your process and remember that what your body just did is a miracle. The more that you are kind to yourself and see it as a process, the better outlook you will have.
It’s important to treat yourself by giving yourself small luxuries. This can be anything from a spa treatment to getting your hair done, to buying an outfit which makes you feel good about your body.
Rather than depriving yourself and going into a shell assuming you’ll never feel the same again, consider that sometimes all you need is a little uplifting experience to make you feel better about yourself.
Turn To Your Community
Sometimes the best way to feel better about yourself is to know that you aren’t alone. By turning to other women who are in similar situations you will see that you aren’t the only one who may be experiences frustrations about her body.
It is comforting to know that most women go through this experience. Empathy is something which brings us out of feeling alone and into a feeling of solidarity amongst others who are in the same boat.
Focus On Your Baby
By trusting the process, reaching out to others, and giving yourself the tools that you need in order to make it through the process, you should be at the point where you know this is only a temporary feeling and will eventually go away.
Rather than being impatient about when your body will return to ”normal,” focus your energy on your baby and do whatever it takes to make that your ultimate purpose.