Motherhood is not for the faint of heart; I think that all moms out there know this. And there are many times that we self-sabotage ourselves into thinking that we are not good enough or doing all the wrong things when it comes to our children. That is where affirmations can help you as a mom overcome these negative thoughts. Positive affirmations for moms is something that all moms need to adapt into their daily routine. Whether it be writing them down, saying them to yourself or reflecting on them during moments throughout your day, these are important to really help transform your mind to think about motherhood differently.
What are Affirmations?
So what are affirmations? I used to think they were silly to be completely transparent. I never really understood the purpose behind them until recently. Affirmations are a short powerful statement that allow the person to be consciously in control of their own thoughts. It’s a way to shift the way you think about a situation. You can use different affirmations in a variety of ways to fit your life in order to shift your thoughts into a more positive way of thinking. Too often we fall into a cycle of negative thoughts and that is were affirmations can help.
So why positive affirmations for moms? Motherhood is exhausting,. It is like running a marathon, uphill most days. We all carry guilt for working, not working, yelling, losing our cool, crying, taking a break, not doing enough or doing too much. It’s a never ending cycle of negative talk in our heads that we are not good enough. That our children are suffering and we are doing irreparable damage to their tiny minds. So that is why we need these affirmations we can repeat quietly to ourselves, aggressively scribble in a notebook or scream from the rooftops when motherhood just feels overwhelming.
Positive Affirmations for Moms
I am a good mom in the eyes and hearts of my children even when I don’t feel I am
I am making the right choices when it comes to my children
My children are happy and healthy
I deserve to take care of myself and meet my own needs
I will be kind to myself
My maternal instincts are on point, strangers don’t dictate how I parent
I am doing an amazing job
I am strong and capable
I cannot be everything for everyone all the time
There is value in what I do
Working outside the home does not make me a bad mom
I am more than just a mom
My children will remember all the time I spend with them and not the state of our home
I can be calm even through the chaos
I am proud for all the things I have accomplished today
It’s just a bad day and I am not a bad mom
My kids are happy with time spent and not material things
I will do what I can today
Everything I do serves a purpose for my family and myself
I am a positive role model for my kids
I will acknowledge all the good that happens today and not just the chaos
I deserve to relax when I can
Happiness if my personal choice
Failures are a part of motherhood and it is okay to forgive myself
I do not need to be perfect
So there you have it; 25 positive affirmations for moms to remind yourself that you are a badass and doing the best you can at this motherhood thing. What affirmations do you have to survive mom life? Let me know in the comments!