“I see guilt as one of the top limiters of success for women in any area,” says Karen Wilhelm Buckley, co-author of Savvy Leadership Strategies for Women.
Trying to juggle it all – being a mum, partner, boss/employee, friend, sister & a daughter – while being trapped by ‘Mummy Guilt’ can strain your health, career or relationships – leaving you feeling, ill, stressed & exhausted. Why?
I’ll give you just the few reasons, why!
You tend to over commit:
As if we don’t have enough on our plates, you feel like you can juggle more. Before you know it, your hosting just another party this weekend simply to please your friends & you fall into the trap of becoming a time wasting ‘People Pleaser.’
You can’t say NO:
Saying “yes” happens almost without conscious thought. Imagine this scenario: Someone approaches you at the parent-teacher meeting and asks if you can handle something, like running the bake sale or planning the end of year sport’s day. Your mind is screaming “no” but what comes out of your mouth is a polite, “Yes, I would love to!” That’s right you’d rather be a people pleaser .
You neglect your own health:
When you have too much on your plate, you can start to push those little aches and pains to the back of your mind. After all, that’s what ibuprofen is for, right? You know you’re stressed out, so that’s not news. You might have already accepted the idea that your body is rebelling against what is happening around you. And that’s when you can get into serious trouble with your health!
Doing it alone in a ‘super mum’ style:
For the longest time you have relied on only yourself to make it all work. You’ve become the go-to woman, the one who has it all under control, the one who can make magic happen. Over time, you have become so good at being Super-mum that others have stopped offering to help – why would they, when you can handle it all yourself?
A mothers journey should not be & need not be a GUILT trip.
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