Sunday, May 31, 2009
By : Salena Kulkarni 29 or more times read
I understand the frumpy feel of being a new mom. I have definitely been there and done that! For some reason, in our heads once we have a baby we forget about the fact that we are women and we need to nurture and celebrate that we are still a woman.
I learned a long time ago that in life it is the little things that make the biggest difference. This is especially true in all things pertaining to motherhood. The little things do not have to cost a fortune. There is no need for them to; they are just simple things that make a big difference. This is a list of tips you can implement to help you feel sexy and more confident.
My first tip for you is to create a daily ritual to care for yourself. This is time for you, time to take a shower, put lotion on and do your hair. While you can do this ritual anytime during the day, try to do it in the morning. Even if it is only a ten minute habit, it can transform the way you feel and help get your ready to face the day. Really nothing can make you feel sexier than being clean, fresh and soft. These are simple little things that can make all the difference in the world.
Tip number two: Go buy a sexy nightie. I know you look in the mirror and go 'yeah right'! But I am serious; it doesn't have to be see through or skimpy, just cute or sexy. Come on, close your eyes and imagine the feel of the cool clean silk sliding over your body in your favorite color, maybe red! As a new mom, you will probably be spending a lot of time in your nightie in those initial days and weeks, so the next time you are picking up diapers make sure that you pick up a sexy nightie for you.
Tip number three: Exercise and get fresh air. Yes, it may seem hard in a sleep deprived state to even contemplate exercise but I promise you that you will feel better. Start out slowly, since you really need to focus on conserving your energy to speed your recovery from labor and the birth. Contrary to popular belief, complex, difficult and expensive programs have not been shown to be any more effective than a simple walking program for general conditioning. A simple walking routine in the early weeks and months after labor can positively affect a range of problems from depression and anxiety, to diabetes and constipation.
Tip number four: Wear perfume or scented lotions. Simple floral or citrus scents can really enliven the senses. Warm scents such as vanilla are comforting and soothing. Wearing perfume or scented lotions not only wake up your senses, but your husband's as well! There is undoubtedly a strong connection between feeling good and smelling good. Smell can definitely help 'bring the sexy back' and put a little energy back in your relationship.
Tip number five: Have lunch or dinner with friends. Part of bringing sexy back means remembering what it is like to be a woman and there is no better way than chill with your friends and have girl talk. Even if your friends don't have kids, hanging out with them for a while is a nice way to focus on you as a woman and not you as a mom.
There are so many simple things that you can do each and everyday to help reconnect with the sexy side of you. These are just a few ideas that I wanted to share to help you embrace each day as a new mom.
Author Resource:- Salena Kulkarni is the creator of http://www.NewMommyMentor.com, which has just released an audio on how new moms can accelerate their recovery and thrive after childbirth. Claim your free copy now by visiting this site.
Posted by Naturallymimis at 9:04 PM