If you are a struggling mom, I have a beautiful list of uplifting positive affirmations that you absolutely need to hear today. How will you “hear” them? By saying them to yourself – out loud – every day! I am a huge fan of positive affirmations and have written about them here on the blog before. I have become very consistent with my positive affirmations over the last six months or so and consider them an important part of my self care. One area of my life I have noticed a huge positive change in due to positive affirmations is my parenting, and how I view myself as a mother.
You Are Not A Failure And Life Can Get Better
“I’m a terrible mother” is something I used to not only think on a daily basis, but I’d also say it out loud fairly often! I said it, I felt it, and I truly believed it!
Other thoughts included “my kids deserve a better mommy than me,”
“I thought I would be better at this,”
“I’m letting my family down,”
“I’m a disappointment,”
“I’m a failure,” and at my lowest moments “my family would be better off without me.”
I feel sad and a little embarrassed to type all of that out. But I think it’s important to share, in case other moms out there are having similar thoughts. Have you thought any of those things? I promise you moms – you are enough. You are amazing. You are doing a great job. It can and will get better!
All of my negative self-talk kept me trapped in a low, negative place. I felt bad about myself and my parenting abilities and as a result I probably was a worse parent! With the constant negativity swirling around in my brain I was less happy, more irritable, less patient, and less fun with my sweet kids.
Positive affirmations are one of the tools I used to change my life in many areas. As a result, I have noticed a huge difference in the way I view myself as a mother. I am an AWESOME MOM you guys, and my kids are so lucky to have me! I’m the perfect mom for them, and they are the perfect kids for me. I do my best every day, and I am appreciated by my family. I am enough. More than enough. I am so grateful that I committed to using positive affirmations consistently and changed my mind for the better! You can do it too.
Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
If you change your mind (through positive affirmations) you absolutely can change your life.
As Buddha said, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
I have my affirmations written on small index cards. Nothing fancy. As part of my morning routine, I pick a few (randomly these days) and say them out loud at least three times. You might enjoy writing your affirmations in a journal, or saying them before bed at night. Find what works best for you. These affirmations are not set in stone. Adjust them as needed so they suit your particular situation.
The Positive Affirmations That Changed My Mom Life For The Better
I am a good mother.
I approve of myself and feel great about myself.
I am a calm and confident mom. People admire my parenting abilities.
I choose to be happy right now. I love my life.
I am the perfect mother for my children.
I wake up every day filled with energy and ready for all the day holds!
I take good care of myself every day.
Parenting is easy and comes naturally to me. I have all of the skills and patience I need to succeed as a mother.
I am beautiful, I am confident, I am perfect as is.
I love myself. Loving myself first allows me to be available to fully love others.
I am a natural when it comes to parenting. Being a mother is easy and effortless.
I am a strong woman.
I am a good person, and a good mother.
I am a confident, patient, capable mother.
I am calm and peaceful.
I always rest when I need to. I am important, so I take good care of myself.
My sons are lucky to have me as a mother.
I am confident. I trust myself.
I am a strong woman who brought two beautiful children into this world. I am raising them well and every day I am the best mother I can be.
More Positive Affirmations To Uplift The Struggling Mom
Many of these affirmations I found via google, but I will also give credit to this awesome blog post which has some really great one-line affirmations for moms.
I am doing my best. That is all I can expect of myself.
I know I’m not perfect, but I do my best.
Anxiety is contagious, and so is calm.
I am enough.
I am what my child needs.
Today I will see the best in my child and the best in myself
Not loving every moment of motherhood doesn’t mean I don’t love being a mom.
Today I will be the type of person I would like my children to become.
I am a blessing to my family.
I’m grateful for my life as a mom.
I love my kids, which means I am doing just fine.
If I do nothing today besides hug my kids, then I have done enough.
Encouraging Positive Affirmations From a Military Wife And Mom
I also recently stumbled upon this list of uplifting and encouraging positive affirmations. They are so well written and meaningful. And even better, they have been turned into gorgeous printable cards that you can purchase! Treat yourself, or give them as a gift to a special mom in your life.
I will accept where I am in life and make the most of today.
Just as the needs of my children matter, so do my own.
Everything I do serves a purpose for my family.
Giving my child time and attention is more important than giving them material things.
I am the exact parent my child needs to blossom so I don’t need to compare myself to others.
In the eyes, mind and heart of my child, I am a good mom.
Taking care of myself makes me a better mom because I parent from abundance, not from lack thereof.
I give myself permission to do something to nurture ME.
My love and connection helps my child above all else.
I am a good mom, even as I work to become a better one.
Loving my children is more important than loving every moment of motherhood.
I am grateful for the time with my kids today.
My family appreciates me and loves me, even when they forget to tell me so.
So there you go! 44 uplifting positive affirmations that every mom needs to hear! I hope these affirmations help you. I promise if you start feeding your mind these positive thoughts daily, your life will transform. That sounds cheesy, but it is true! If you know a fellow mom who is struggling, please assure her she is doing an amazing job and then share this post with her.
Repeat after me – “I am an awesome mom!”