Mom Time Out: Affirmations
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If you are anything like me, you probably have internal, endless chatter from sun up to sun down.
What’s worse is how much of it is negative self-talk—am I a good mom, I shouldn’t have lost my temper, I need to lose weight, I’m not able to do that, and the list goes on and on.
Try starting the day off with positive affirmations and repeating them 2-3 times a day. What are positive affirmations? It’s a powerful tool that can be used to influence and change the way a person feels about herself, which in turn changes your attitude and actions. Positive affirmations are highly praised for their ability to rewire our brains as a way of self-improvement.
Like with the meditation tip in my last Mom Time Out blog, I felt odd doing these also. I write my affirmations on sticky-notes and stick them to my mirror. Then I see them every time I walk into the bathroom and say them aloud. There are also apps to record yourself saying them and when you need a little mood booster you can listen to them and even set reminders in your phone.
You can use affirmations in any part of your life you want to improve on—health, parenting, relationships, finances, etc.
Positive affirmations allow you to reach your true potential. As a result of constantly repeating them, you eliminate the feelings of self-doubt, of possible failure, and fears. Making it possible to show your strengths and talents, to get a positive end result.
Have you ever noticed when you are having a bad day and a lot of negative thoughts are running through your head, you feel tired? It’s the negative thoughts. People who tend to be mostly positive have more energy and also have stronger, more active muscles. The subconscious mind does so much for our bodies, whether positive or negative. So, why not fill it with positive?
Here are some affirmation ideas for moms:
- If I do nothing today but hug my children, then I have done enough.
- Today I will see the best in my child and in myself.
- I am grateful for my life as a mom.
- I’m not a perfect mother, but I am exactly the one my child needs.
- I love, value and appreciate myself just the way I am.
- I love my mothering body.
- There is peace and love in my home, even in the midst of chaos.
- Just as the needs of my children matter, so do my own.
- I give myself permission to do something to nurture ME.
- Today I choose to honor my beauty, strengths, and uniqueness as a mom.
- I can do this.
- I am limited only by my vision of what is possible.
- am centered, calm and clear.
- I have strength, health, and vitality.
- I appreciate my wonderful life more each day.
Which of these mantras stands out to you? Do you have another positive affirmation that you say to yourself through difficult times?