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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.”

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.”

Watch her interview here.

Some fantastic advice! If we don’t look after ourselves, how can we look after our children?

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  • Nice advice. Isn’t he a gorgeous baby.

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  • Yep, definitely ! It can be as simple as taking a nice shower and treating yourself whit a beautiful body lotion, reading in bed for 5 minutes, or having a cuppa with a friend.

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  • Good on her for being so honest. However I found this easier said than done when my girls were younger.

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  • I always got some time for myself to read. In the evening, when I put my daughter to bed, or in the same room with my daughter during the day while she was busy with something else.
    Turia and her child share the same eyes. Gorgeous!! :-)

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  • I totally agree with this, although I also know that it is really hard to do when you have small children. I wish I had made more of an effort when my boys were little as I think it would have made me a better mum.

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