Hey, Mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Yesterday, we talked a little bit about empathy. And today, we have patience. Mama’s Daily Dose is…everyone needs a little more patience, you AND your kids. Let’s get moving, before we get interrupted.
Another trait I’m working on after empathy is definitely patience. And I’ve certainly grown with it. But I could use more patience and a lot of moms that I’ve talked to, one of the things that they want to work on is having more patience, not losing their stuff on their kids all the time. We’ve talked about it before that it’s cool, it’s going to happen, you can lose it on your kids sometimes, and you’re still an awesome mom. But you know, you don’t want to be doing it every day, it doesn’t feel good to you, and it doesn’t feel great to your kids. So being patient with yourself, knowing that things take time. And that little changes can mean a lot too. So, just giving yourself that grace, sometimes looking at yourself as another person can just give yourself a little more grace, you know, that standard that you hold yourself to sometimes is a lot higher than what you would hold to somebody else. It’s a lot easier to forgive somebody else than to forgive you. So kind of looking from the outside in, can help you with that patience.
And then our kids. I think we all know that our kids could use a little more patience, they want everything now now now. And so it’s instilling that in your kids to knowing that you don’t need to drop everything for your kids, when they need something. Like I need water right now! I know I now you know… I don’t have to drop everything that I’m doing. It’s like, Hey, dude, give me a minute. And I’ll get you your water. And just knowing that it’s not that instant gratification right then and I’m not there to serve my children. That’s not my job. As a mom, my job is to teach them and to nurture them, and to help them grow up into awesome human beings. So having patience for both of us and teaching patience to both of us, and all of us knowing that we’re not going to get everything… right now.
So Mama take a look today at a situation where you could have a little more patience with yourself, and how you can teach your kids a little more patience. And if you haven’t already, make sure you follow me on Instagram @MeghanQBarrett, and that’s Meghan with an H. And tomorrow we got some quote Thursday coming up. Have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.
Rather listen than read? Listen to the podcast here:
Meghan Q Barrett helps mamas figure their sh*t out so they can create a life they love as “mom” AND an individual without the mom guilt.
Book your FREE Confident Mama Session