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Mothers seeking recognition

How can you gratify yourself?

It is you that the recognition of others is beneficial but do not underestimate the power of self-recognition. Here is a list of qualities and aptitudes. Identify or add those that apply and take a minute to congratulate yourself for it.

  • Creative
  • Organized
  • Determined
  • Sweet
  • Authentic
  • Reliable
  • Responsible
  • Strong
  • Affectionate
  • Funny
  • Available
  • Dynamic
  • Loyal
  • Patient
  • Involved
Indulge yourself

Choose a treat that you will offer yourself every week and that is good for you. Knowing that you will have a moment to yourself when you are tired will cause a change in your capacity to face challenges. To help you find what suits you best, think about what you liked before getting pregnant and do it! Here are some ideas:

  • Meet with a friend
  • Spend time alone at the library
  • Take a bath with music
  • Eat a meal that you like
  • Go shopping for yourself
  • Go take a coffee
  • Ask to be alone at home
  • Take a walk
  • Attend a course or a conference
  • Get a massage/manicure/haircut
  • Begin scrapbooking
Self-recognition journal

Why don’t you take a moment each day for self-recognition? Write your good points and what you can be proud of, and even if you tend to underrate yourself, continue the exercise.

Your own space

Creating a space just for you in the house can be a good solution. It is not necessary to have a whole room; just a little corner to read can be enough. Do you go crafting in the office? Keep that space available and free to use it easily!

Know yourself

Introspection and knowing yourself are your best paths towards fulfillment.

  • Feel and express your emotions.
  • Identify your needs and desires.
  • Know your strengths and abilities.
  • Ask for help and accept to receive.
  • Understand the importance of your well-being.
  • Act.

Those are avenues that will bring you what you need: being recognized!

Isabelle Dagenais
Lecturer on mother’s well-being

Since the birth of her first daughter, Isabelle Dagenais has chosen to use her knowledge as a sex therapist and social worker and put it to use to help mothers. She has created Lecture/Workshops “Être maman” to help mothers with their emotional, social and sexual well-being. For more information on her lectures and workshops, visit her website.


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