Hey mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. It is, quote Thursday and Halloween weekend. So in honor of the two, we have a quote from Miss Kate Spade, “playing dress up begins at age five. And never truly ends.” Let’s get moving, before we get interrupted.
Kids are so cool, they will play dress up, no matter the day, they don’t need a reason for it, they will pretend like they’re a superhero at two o’clock in the morning. They just don’t care. They want to be whatever, or whomever they want, at whatever time. And we can all take a lesson from that. These kids when they, when they pretend like they’re Superman, they have this real belief that they are Superman, they have this undeniable belief inside themselves, that they are Superman when they dress up like Superman, so much so that we need to make sure they’re not jumping off of furniture.
But at some point, we start second guessing ourselves. And we don’t play dress up anymore. And we don’t play make believe anymore. We wait for Halloween to dress up. And then we don’t even really believe that we are them. We’re just hey, this is dress up. And this is a fun thing to do. But we need to take a lesson from our kids, and just have a little fun. Sometimes it’s fun to pretend to be someone else. Sometimes it’s helpful to channel these qualities of someone else. I read this book called The Alter Ego. And it talks about creating this alter ego, this person or this thing, animal that you really love the qualities of that you think that you really need to bring those qualities out in you. And you channel that alter ego to bring those qualities out because all those qualities are already inside of you. Create an alter ego, get dressed up, just play make believe and pretend you are what you really want to be. And if you do that enough, you’re going to train your brain to really think that way.
Who or what do you want to pretend you are today? What is going to be helpful for you? What is the quality that you admire? And somebody may be somebody famous or just somebody that you know that you want to bring out in yourself? Take maybe two minutes today and just channel that, pretend to be that person and see what happens and have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.
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