Turia Pitt is truly loving being a mum to son Hakavai, three months, but learned quickly how important it is for mums to look after themselves.
The 30-year-old told 9Honey it’s been delightful.
Turia has become an inspiration both in Australia and around the world.
Ahead of her first major public appearance to launch the new Westfield Women in Conversation event series since giving birth, Ms Pitt told 9Honey she loves being a mum, but had learned very quickly how important it is to make time to care for herself.
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“I know it can be hard to do, but I’d really encourage new mums to try and make some time for something they enjoy every day, or as close to that as possible.
“Even if it’s only for a few minutes. “It’s important to prioritise yourself. You’ve got to fill your bucket first!”
She recommends new mums gather a strong support group around them.
“Part of building that is being open and honest with others,” she said. “You know, no one achieves anything alone.”
My latest mindset hack: swap “I have to” with “I get to”. So, for example when I get woken up by Hakavai, instead of thinking “I have to go and feed Hakavai” I think “I get to go and feed Hakavai!”. It’s a simple mindset shift that reminds me how lucky I am to have a healthy little boy. More on this, and how you can use it to change your mindset, in today’s letter. Hit the link in my bio to make sure you get it! (Original inspo for this from @megankgale)
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She also encourages mums to talk to each other.
“Sharing your story and experiences can help you connect with people going through a similar thing.”
“Nothing prepares you for how drastically life changes when you become a mum. From the magic moments to the sleepless nights. It’s a crazy time and one I think we should talk more about.”
Some fantastic advice! If we don’t look after ourselves, how can we look after our children?
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