So many women in my situation, educated, married and with a baby always reach a point where they feel their life is monotonous and going no where!
One thing I read alot while I was pregnant was that when the baby comes I have to give myself me time in order to be a good mother. I figured of course I'll do that. But when the baby came I realized that if I don't make time for myself I will end up stuck in a rut. Feed, Bath, Change, Put to sleep.
I needed to exercise all the muscles in my body. Read more. Learn more about my religion. Nurture my whole self. Mind, Body and Soul.
Most of the time we focus on exercise and on intelect forgetting that without the soul the other two are nothing. And without a healthy mind and body the soul in this life isn't too great.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, "...certainly in the body there is a lump of flesh which when it is sound the whole body is sound and when it is corrupt the whole body is corrupt. Certainly it is the heart." Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim.
Working on your soul means fixing your heart. The way to fix your heart is by nurturing it spiritually. I found that when you work on your relationship with Allah, your heart automatically grows stronger by knowing when to soften up and when to stand strong. You put a goal for yourself which basically can be heaven, pleasing Allah, something along that line. You always remind yourself that all that you go through being a mother has its rewards! Which in turn allows you to be more patient. Then your able to be more patient with regards to your mind and your body too.
Anyhow since my son was born I've been forced to wake up early which gave me much more time throughout the day to fix all aspects of my self as well as work on helping my child have a healthy development. Mentally and Physically.