Hey, Mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose, the short, actionable podcast for mamas who lost more. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. This is the short, actionable podcast after all, and Mama’s Daily Dose is… why you aren’t doing the thing. Let’s get moving. Before we get interrupted.
Mama, I know there is something out there that you want to do. It could be big, it could be small, but there’s something that you want to do, and you keep putting it off. Maybe you keep saying, “Oh, I’ll do it someday. I’ll do it when the kids are older. I just don’t have time right now…when things slow down.” And these are just all lies that we moms tell ourselves for protection. Really, it’s because there is some underlying fear in there. Like we talked about yesterday, I love and accept all of me. There are things that you don’t like about yourself, but they are serving a purpose. Because they are protecting you. They’re protecting you from something an emotion of fear, the reason you aren’t doing the thing isn’t because you don’t have time, or you don’t have the knowledge, or you don’t have the coach or you don’t have the meal plan, or you don’t have someone to make your food to watch your kids all of these things. It’s because you are trying to protect yourself. There’s something underneath there, that is really for protection. And once we discover that protective mechanism, we can figure out if it’s really trying to protect us, or just kind of playing a little trick on us.
One example that I always use for myself is I was really scared to start my own business to go out and work. Because I felt that if I did that I wasn’t going to be a good mom. I wasn’t going to be the mom that I wanted to be and be there for my kids. So it was protecting me from not feeling like a crap mom or feeling like I am not a good mom. But once I realized that, that that was the whole reason I was scared to start a business and to go out there. I challenge that and I’m like, really? Meghan, if you start a business, does that make you a bad mom? Is that going to take away all your time from your kids? No, it’s not.
Mama, your action today is to think about the thing that you’ve been putting off. Set a two to three minute timer and do a deep dive into why you aren’t doing the thing. How are you protecting yourself? What are you protecting yourself from? And then once you get down to that challenge it is it really protecting you from that? And have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.
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Meghan Q Barrett is Mom Success Coach who helps mamas figure their sh*t out so they can create a life they love as “mom” AND an individual without the mom guilt.
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