Positive affirmations for moms
Although born into a Roman Catholic culture and family, I am not very religious. At least not to the concept that I was taught at school and by the Catholic church.
I was forced to go to church when I was little. I remember how scared I was of this part where you have to confess your sins to the priest. What kind of sins can a ten-year-old have? I knew that I was expected to confess, but I was sure that I haven’t committed any sins worth sharing. And I couldn’t come up with something I didn’t do, or else I’d end up lying right there in the middle of the church. After all, doesn’t one of the Ten Commandments teach us that lying is a sin?
The Power of the Subconscious Mind
All of this changed when I read the book, called The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy. Have you read this book? If not, I highly recommend it! This was a mind-blowing and eye-opening experience and realization for me.
The way he explained the teachings of the Bible felt perfectly true and right for me. I felt liberated. Since then, I’ve been learning about the Universe, the Higher Self, the Higher Wisdom, the power of our subconscious minds, positive thinking, and positive affirmations. This, after this unexpectedly long introduction, brings me to the topic of this article- Positive affirmations and food for though for moms.
So, what are positive affirmations for moms?
Positive affirmations are positive statements that you keep telling yourself in order to convince your subconscious mind, get a habit of thinking positively and start seeing desired positive changes in your life.
What is the role of the subconscious mind?
Our subconscious mind has the power to do anything. However, it can’t tell right from wrong. Our subconscious mind loves us and means well to us. However, it can’t really tell what is good for us and what isn’t. It doesn’t understand humor, so never joke about yourself as being silly, old, stupid, ugly, etc. It is vital to feed the subconscious mind positive thoughts, which, like little seeds in fertile ground, will grow and manifest themselves in your life as wonderful outcomes and desired experiences.
Positive affirmations work for anyone, not just moms. However, stressed-out and tired moms need that extra helping hand. Hence I compiled the list of wonderful affirmations and words of wisdom below.
Positive affirmations for moms
Last week I spent at home fighting Covid for the third time. While I felt awful for two days, the rest of the isolation period was peaceful, and I felt my strength return. Despite all this free time, I did not write a single blog post and read many books instead. For some reason, I felt the need to read inspirational and motivational books, which, as Glennon Doyle puts it in her book, called Untamed, encourage us to start living and stop pleasing.
And so I did. I read beautiful, inspiring books and handpicked words of wisdom, positive affirmations, and food for thought that I am sharing with you below.
They come from the authors of world-famous books, some of which you may have read already. The ones I absolutely love are:
Untamed by Glennon Doyle;
Everything by Louise Hay;
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert;
Women who run with the wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes;
1000+ Little Things that Happy and Successful People do Differently by Marc and Angel Chernoff;
The Power of your Subconscious mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy;
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle;
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Ruiz, Don Miguel to name a few.
I highly recommend all of the above. Please share in the comments below if you’ve read other amazing books that you would recommend to add to the list!
Pick your favourite positive affirmation
So, go ahead and read the positive affirmations below, which are tailored specifically for moms (but can suit anyone). Choose your favorites, keep repeating them to yourself and see your mind shift towards the positivity and improved life you dream of.
1. I live my truest, most beautiful life without asking permission or offering an explanation.
2. I will never settle for a relationship or life less beautiful than the one I want for my children.
3. The call of motherhood is not a martyr but to be a model.
4. I make sure that the eyes I see in the mirror are the eyes of a woman I respect. I set an excellent example for my children.
5. I stay loyal to myself. That way, I will always know that those who do love and like me are really my people.
6. I do what the f* I want.
7. I am a mother who shows her children how to be fully alive.
8. I don’t ask what the world wants from me and instead, ask myself what I want for my world.
9. I fill my bucket of happiness so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.
10. I surround myself with people who make me happy and make me smile. Life is way too awesome to waste it with people who don’t treat me right. I have people around me ready to help when needed.
11. I teach my children to live honorably through kindness.
12. I live and raise my children happily in my own way. I am not obliged to live up to the expectation of others or worry about what others will think or say.
13. I let go of the past and enjoy priceless moments of the present. The past may be a good place to visit occasionally but certainly not a good place to stay.
14. I spend quality time with my children and the people I love.
15. I have a lot to smile about.
16. As the sun sets, I let go of the day’s stress. I leave behind the drama, the worries, and anything that makes me sad. Tomorrow is about positivity, hope, new opportunities, love, new adventures, and everything that will make it a better day.
17. I don’t compare myself to other moms because I was created to be my children’s mom, and I am the best mom for them. I stay focused on my motherhood journey and leave footprints behind.
18. I stay out of other people’s drama and don’t needlessly create my own.
19. At the end of the day, I reflect on my small daily wins, no matter how tiny they seem. I appreciate all the little things that are going well. Keeping a positive mind helps me move beyond the negativity around me.
20. Down days during motherhood are totally normal and not something I should feel guilty about having.
21. Optimism is a happiness magnet, and laughter is the best medicine for stress. I stay positive, and good things, good people, and good experiences are drawn to me.
22. I forgive people and move on. I do it for me, not for them, because resentment hurts me, not them. Grudges are a waste of happiness, so I get them out of my life now.
23. I love my body and practice self-care for moms.
24. I love who I am and all that I do. I teach my children to do the same.
25. Every time I look at myself in the mirror, I say my name, and: I love and accept myself exactly as I am.
26. If I catch myself thinking negative thoughts about my body, I know that it’s just a thought, and a thought can be changed. So, I release the self-judging and criticizing thoughts and tell myself that I am fabulous!
27. By choosing loving, joyous thoughts, I create a loving, joyous world. I am safe and free.
28. I experience life as a joyous dance.
29. I rely on Divine wisdom and guidance to protect my children and me at all times. We are safe.
30. I am safe. I trust the process of life to bring only good to me and my loved ones.
31. I now take charge of my mind and my life. I am a powerful, dynamic woman! Every part of my body functions perfectly. I love myself!
32. I create my own experiences. As I love and approve of myself and others, my life and experiences get better and better.
How does reading these positive affirmations for moms make you feel? Stronger? Hopeful? Empowered? Happier? Lighter?
I’m not a good teacher and a guide when it comes to explaining religions to my daughter. I was raised to believe in an old wise man sitting on a cloud. Now, in fact, I think it’s not a he, it’s a she, the most powerful and magnificient Universe inside each and every one of us.
I want my daughter to develop a positive mindset from an early age. And I am glad that she loves and responds to this concept of the power of positive affirmations for daughters and their moms. Thea loves the idea of the magical chamber deep inside our brains, and she loves affirmations which are little seeds. We may skip bedtime story from time to time, but she doesn’t let me fall asleep without whispering some magic together.