It’s totally normal to be feeling overwhelmed right now. Our list of 50 affirmations for moms may help you through.
How we talk to ourselves matters.
When we’re caught between laundry, sleepless nights, and diaper changes, it can be easy to slip into negative thinking.
With a seemingly endless list of tasks in front of us, it may never feel as though we’re doing enough.
But these affirmations for moms can help.
By incorporating affirmations into our daily lives, we can figure out ways to be kinder to ourselves as we navigate this journey.
The reality is, there’s no such thing as a perfect mom.
Tools like affirmations can help us to celebrate ourselves and get through the tougher times.
And this is not a situation where you have to squeeze another thing into an already tight schedule.
All they require of you is to repeat them, out loud or to yourself, either at regular intervals or when you need them.
If you are struggling with extreme sadness, or you’ve been down for a long time, you might have postnatal depression. This is a medical condition that requires treatment. Speak to your healthcare provider so that you can get the help you need.
In this article: 📝
- What are affirmations?
- Daily affirmations for moms — where to start
- What are 5 positive mom affirmations?
- Affirmations for new moms
- Affirmations for moms who have lost babies
What are affirmations?
Affirmations are positive phrases that we repeat to ourselves.
They can help us challenge negative thinking, increase motivation, and improve self-esteem.
And there’s research to back this up.
Affirmations are grounded in a branch of positive psychology called ‘self-affirmation theory’.
It’s been around since the 80s and has real-world, practical implications that we can benefit from.
Basically, we all have a story that we tell to ourselves — about ourselves — and that story is not totally fixed.
We have some degree of control over it.
We can re-envision the strict demands we place on ourselves, and in doing so, act with more kindness and compassion when we are confronted with challenges.
It also allows us to acknowledge ourselves for the work we are doing.
Neuroscientists are now able to confirm this theory.
Studies show that affirmations impact the activity in our brains, and may go a long way to influence our future behavior.
Affirmations can help you control negative thoughts, improve your self-esteem, and even improve your productivity — all of which can boost your wellbeing and decrease your stress levels.
Sound promising? So how do you get started?
Daily affirmations for moms — where to start
Write them on a piece of paper and stick them in your purse or on your mirror.
Repeat them to yourself when you’re in a tight spot.
Set reminders on your phone to help you form the habit of saying them continually to yourself.
Find a groove that will work for you.
If you would like to write your own affirmations, here are some tips on how to get going:
- Choose “I” or “My” statements. That puts you at the center of the story.
- Put them in the present tense. Think in the now.
- Turn the negative into a positive. If you find you’re always saying something like “I don’t know if I can cope” turn it around to “I was born to be a mom.”
- Make them short. They should be easy to say and remember.
- Make them strong. This is not the space for “I wish” statements. This is the space for “I am” statements.
- Create statements that you actually believe in. You’re the only one who has to buy into this — so it’s important that you do.
And if you’d prefer to use ours, that works too! Here are some great options.
What are 5 positive mom affirmations?
Consider this your taster menu of positive affirmations for moms:
- I will talk to myself the way I talk to my best friend.
- I was born to be my children’s mom.
- I do the best I can for my family.
- My family loves me and I love them.
- I am strong, capable, and full of love.
And then, depending where you’re at in your journey, here are some others to try:
Affirmations for new moms
Here are some affirmations to help you through those early days:
- I know what I’m doing.
- My instincts are good.
- My home is a safe place.
- My home is filled with love.
- I can create life. I am powerful.
- I do not need permission to feel beautiful.
- I am ready for this!
- I release myself from having to be perfect.
- I feel empowered, creative, and appreciative.
- I know what my baby needs.
- I’ve got this!
- I am a creator of life.
- I trust myself. I trust my instincts.
- I am a miracle. My baby is a miracle.
- I am doing my best.
- My flaws are a beautiful part of me.
- I radiate calm, compassion, and confidence.
- I am more than enough.
- I will listen to the needs of my body.
- I am learning more every single day.
- I was made for this!
- My needs matter.
- I am healthy. My baby is healthy.
- I am proud of all I have achieved.
- I deserve love and care, too.
- I am allowed to feel joy.
- I am grateful to my body for what it has accomplished.
- I am thankful for the opportunity to be a mother.
- I appreciate every second of this journey.
- My baby trusts me.
- I am allowed to slow down. I am allowed to rest.
- My dream was to be a mother.
- I will be kind to myself.
- I feel unconditional love for my baby.
- My body is awesome!
Affirmations for moms who have lost babies
If you’re grieving the loss of a baby, we feel you, we see you, and your experience is valid.
Before we dive into affirmations that may help you get through, it’s important to get the support you need.
For some, that means leaning on family and friends, for others that means seeking help from a healthcare provider.
If you’re not sure where to start, join our Peanut community.
Wherever you’re at, you don’t have to be there alone.
Here are some affirmations to try:
- My body is strong and capable.
- I am loved and supported.
- I matter. My feelings matter.
- I will take the time I need to heal.
- I did everything I could.
- I am worthy of being a mother.
- I show forgiveness to myself and my body.
- I love myself and my body.
- I do not need permission to rest.
- I will heal from this.
All the best, mama.
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