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50 Powerful Self Care Affirmations For Moms

When you think of self care affirmations for moms you probably think one of two things. 

  1. What I’m the flying hockey sticks are self care affirmations for moms 
  2. Is this some type of fu fu magic ish that won’t make a difference?

Well, girl! I’m going to answer both of these questions for you right here in this article. 

We are going to discuss:

  • What exactly are self care affirmations for moms?
  • Do affirmations really work?
  • How to use affirmations. 
  • Plus…I’m going to give you 50 different self care affirmations for moms that you can get started using today. 

Let’s dive in. 

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What Exactly Is A Self Care Affirmation For Moms

You’re probably feeling pretty overwhelmed in this role they call motherhood and you’re looking for something to make you think you can’t be insane, right?

You’ve been told that motherhood is the best thing that’ll ever happen to you, which it is. But they left out how motherhood will strip you raw and leave you feeling burnt out at certain times. 

So now, you’re looking for something that will establish some sort of normalcy in your life, right?

Believe me, I get it.

But before you can get to all of that, you need to be in the right mindset for you to start making changes to your life.

One way you can do that is by using affirmations.

An affirmation is positive thinking and self-empowerment that gives emotional support and encouragement that is known to have profound effects on the conscious and unconscious mind.

To sum it up, an affirmation is an emotional support or encouragement that you are giving yourself, like you do your best friend, to influence your behavior habits.

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Do Self Care Affirmations For Moms Really Work?

You know what’s so hard for me to understand? Why is it that affirmations which are basically positive self talk to yourself, is seen as abnormal?

Just like working out is important to keep your physical health in tip-top shape, affirmations are used to help your mental health.

An affirmation can help reform your thoughts and thinking patterns so that you begin to think and act more positively. 

For example, in one study researchers, found out that affirmations can help you in pressure-filled situations.  This study found out that thinking about your best qualities before a meeting can actually calm you, increase your confidence, and improve your chance of a successful outcome. 

Another study found that affirmations may help mitigate stress.  When chronically stressed participants used affirmations, their problem-solving skills were boosted compared to those who have low stress.

And if that’s not good enough, there’s been a study that successfully treated people with low self-esteem, depression, and other mental health conditions using affirmations. Affirmations ignite areas in our brain that impact our physical health too which affects positive changes in regards to our health.

As you can see there are so many benefits to using affirmations. They help you to reduce your stress, tension, and anxiety.

They help to ground you so that you’re not spiraling down a hole of negativity that you can’t get yourself out of.

Affirmations help you to see your life in a better light by helping you stop self-sabotage and overcome negative thoughts. Thoughts that have you believing that you’re not good enough. 

You can use affirmations in any situation where you would like to see a positive change.  Situations when you want to:

  • Raise your confidence.
  • Control negative feelings.
  • Improve your self-esteem.
  • Improve your productivity.
  • Get rid of a bad habit.
  • Shape your mindset so you can focus more.
  • Finish projects you started.
  • And so much more!
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How Do You Do Daily Affirmations?

Yes, all this research on how affirmations help you is all good but if you don’t know how to use them, then how can you actually reap the benefits, right?

Well, that’s why I am going to tell you exactly how you can use affirmations.

First off there is no right or wrong time to use affirmations. 

You can use them any time of the day but I prefer first thing in the morning because this way you are setting your day up to start in a positive frame of mind.  

Plus, it helps you shake off any negative dreams or negative emotions you may have from the day before.

It is best to repeat the affirmation throughout the day so you can maintain a positive mindset

If you are like me and tend to forget your affirmation or forget to say it, you can set a few reminders on your phone that alert you to repeat your affirmation throughout the day so that you won’t forget. 

To start practicing affirmations:

  • Take three deep breaths to calm and center you.
  • Stand in a mirror and look at yourself.
  • Say your affirmation slowly and clearly.
  • Repeat the affirmation 3-5 times while really focusing on every single word that you say.
  • Take another 3 deep breaths so that you truly absorb all of the positive feelings these affirmations evoke on you.
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50 Powerful Self Care Affirmations For Moms

Now, that you know about affirmations, what they are, and how to use them, it’s time that I give you some of my favorite self care affirmations so that you can get started today. 

In fact, to make sure you find an affirmation that resonates with you, I listed 50 below so that you are guaranteed to find one or more that speaks to you.

  1. I’m doing my best as a mom and that is enough
  2. By allowing myself to be happy, I inspire my family to be happy as well
  3. I attract and welcome all the happiness that comes to me. 
  4. I am doing an amazing job
  5. I will talk to myself the way that I talk to my best friend 
  6. I will take care of myself so that I can be a great mother
  7. I deserve to put my feet up and relax
  8. I will make memories with my children and ignore the dirty dishes
  9. I will build into myself so that I can parent from a place of rest and happiness rather than exhaustion and bitterness.
  10. I will not worry about small details today. 
  11. I do not expect to be a perfect mother
  12. I will embrace the here and now
  13. This too shall pass
  14. Asking for help does not mean I am a failure.  
  15. As I teach my kids today, I will also be open to the lessons they can teach me.
  16. I am more than enough
  17. I love and accept myself exactly as I am.
  18. I have feelings that deserve to be recognized.
  19. I will leave my expectations today
  20. My children do not care about my flaws.
  21. Mistakes and setbacks are stepping stones in my motherhood journey because I learn from them.
  22. Happiness is my choice. 
  23. Today I will see the best in my child and the best in myself.
  24. The decisions made by other moms do not need to dictate mine.
  25. There’s value in showing my kids my vulnerability.
  26. Not loving every moment of motherhood doesn’t mean I don’t love being a mom.
  27. I accept where I am in life and will make the most of today.
  28. I give myself permission to do something to nurture ME
  29. I am the exact parent my child needs to blossom so I don’t need to compare myself to others.
  30. My family appreciates and loves me, even when they forget to tell me so.
  31. Motherhood is not made up of one success or failure, but rather by the sum of my parenting choices.
  32. Giving my child time and attention is more important than giving them material things.
  33. One bad day does not make me a bad mom. One bad day makes me human.
  34. Establishing personal boundaries and sticking to them helps me remember that I am important too.
  35. I will push through challenges so that my struggles today will become my strengths tomorrow.
  36. I will let go of how I think today is supposed to go and accept how it imperfectly happens.
  37. I choose to let go of what I can’t control in my life.
  38. I choose to live in the moment.
  39. I am committed to my emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health.
  40. My daily commitment to my self-care isn’t selfish.
  41. I am deserving of all the good things in my life.
  42. I am free of self-doubt and self-sabotage.
  43. I choose not to take things personally.
  44. I am free from expectations and criticism.
  45. I am an independent thinker, not a people pleaser
  46. I trust myself.
  47. I am powerful.
  48. Healthy food fuels my body.
  49. I am on the right path for me.
  50. My hard work will pay off.
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The Last Thing You Need To Know About Self Care Affirmations

Practicing self care affirmations for moms is really not hard, doesn’t take up a lot of time, and it’s free. So there’s no reason to not get started with practicing affirmations.

But, first,Can I ask you a question?

Now, that you read this article and learned about the science behind self care affirmations for moms, as well as picked a self care affirmation that resonated with you, are you really going to give this a try? 

Are you really committed to changing your life for the better so that you can live the life you worked so hard to create?

Self care affirmations can really help shift your mindset in a positive way so that you are happier, less frustrated, and more in control of your emotions and habits. 

But, that can only happen if you actually take action and use them.

So if you can do a favor for me, let me know in the comments below, which self care affirmation for moms, are you going to use today?

Remember Love Always and Spread Bliss,

Ree

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Psst...Sorry To Interrupt

But would you like to know how to practice self care in 15 minutes or less?