The first book I read about happiness was The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. In the book she shared her Secrets to Adulthood. On her blog she says, “Although these items may not seem particularly profound, each one was a revelation when I finally figured it out”. I’ve collected my own similar secrets as I’ve been learning to be a mother and I’d like to share them with you:
Ask for help. Not only is it ok, it's the only way you can be your best self for your baby.
Admit your weaknesses and it's not a fault of yours when you have one. Again this is to be your best self for your baby.
Be proud of every little accomplishment. For yourself and your child. Don't take even the basic ones for granted.
Believe in your ability to meet every challenge. Physically, emotionally, whatever. You have what it takes inside you.
Tell your story and don't spare the details that show how great you are, your vulnerabilities, or your embarrassment.
If you have any secrets of motherhood you've learned, I'd love to hear them!