Motherhood can be challenging and often times we need small reminders to help us stay grounded and focused. That is where positive affirmations for moms can really help.
Positive affirmations are powerful phrases anyone can use to challenge negative thoughts and encourage positive ones. These words and phrases can help shape our thoughts and our actions. So if you are feeling down today, or you think using them on a regular basis will help you stay grounded, try using some of the affirmations for moms below.
Motherhood is lonely and thankless on many days, but we can use the power of our words to find joy and strength on the long hard days when everyone is crying and there are crumbs everywhere.
What are affirmations and how do they work?
Affirmations are positive statements that you make to yourself in your mind or out loud. Affirmations can be said to yourself while you look in the mirror, but this is not necessary.
Positive affirmations are a form of self-help where you identify a negative thought and recite a positive thought that you hope to use to replace it.
For instance, you may find yourself waking up each morning dreading the day. Your thoughts might be:
“I will never get through today, I am too tired to do this, and I will never get it all done.”
You can craft an affirmation to practice in the morning to help you replace that negative thought pattern. You may practice thinking and saying something like:
“I love my life, I will get to the most important things today. I can ask for help when, and if I need it.”
It may feel weird to say things that you don’t feel, but research shows that it works.
Affirmations work by changing unhelpful thought patterns. We know that our thoughts guide our actions, so by being intentional about what you are thinking you can change your actions.
Replacing the thought, “This is too confusing” with the thought, “I can figure this out.” will change your actions when you come up against a difficult problem. You start acting like someone who can figure it out because you believe that you are someone who can figure it out.
It is a simple exercise that anyone can try. No side effects, stop any time.
It is important to note that affirmations do not deny difficult things but focus on your attitude about your situation. This article provides a long list of affirmations that I hope you find helpful, but it may be necessary to craft your own so they feel more authentic to you and the challenges in your life.
Here are some tips for writing your own affirmations…
Focus On Feelings and Thoughts
Affirmations are a great way to practice thinking positive thoughts so focus your affirmation on your feelings and emotions.
“I am calm and intentional” or “I can face my worries with creative solutions.”
Make Them Present Tense
Affirmations should focus on the now! So, be sure to write affirmations that focus on what you are thinking and feeling in the present moment.
“I am grateful for this meal” or “I know I can solve any problems that arise today.”
Acknowledge Difficult Things
Toxic positivity, Good Vibes Only, and denial are not part of the practice of affirmations. As you write your affirmations you can acknowledge any difficulties, but focus on how you are thinking and feeling about those difficulties.
“I have everything my children need” or “When my child struggles with homework, I am calm and helpful.”
If you are still uncomfortable speaking words that do not line up with your current thinking, consider affirmations a type of goal setting.
Maybe you do not feel very patient today, but you set a goal to be more patient.
Writing an affirmation like, “I am a patient mom” can cause you to start acting more patient. You are changing the way you think about yourself and once you start believing those words, you will find your actions lining up with your goal or intention.
Affirmations are not a magic solution to any problems, but they can be a helpful practice on difficult days. If you are concerned that you may be struggling with depression, anxiety, or another mental health issue, please reach out to a mental health professional.
Best Practices for Mom Affirmations
Once you have chosen or written your affirmation, set a schedule for when you will say the affirmations.
Many people choose to recite their affirmations 5-10 times at a time each morning and each evening. Set an alarm on your phone so you do not forget.
The more often you say them the easier it will be for you to believe them.
If you are just beginning to use positive affirmations you may find them more powerful when spoken out loud, but in the chaos of the day, saying them regularly to yourself can also be a powerful way to move past negative thoughts.
Great places to recite your affirmation out loud are:
- During your early routine
- While driving
- While doing chores
- When taking a shower
- At bedtime
When you start changing your thinking by regularly reciting affirmations you will notice that your actions change, and that is the real power of affirmations. Health Line reminds us that while affirmations are a worthwhile practice, it is the actions that follow that will impact your life and the lives around you.
Next, are 75 affirmations for Motherhood to help push you through…
75 Positive Affirmations for Motherhood
Here are 73 affirmations that you can use to help you destress and refocus on the actions you need to take to survive the moment and thrive in motherhood.
- I love my life
- I am a good mom
- Limitations will make me more creative
- I am grateful when I get to be with my family
- I am enough
- I can do anything that I need to do
- I can figure out difficult things
- I am just the mom these kids need
- I am thankful for life today
- I know how to have fun
- I am valuable right now
- I choose to be calm
- I am strong, creative, and kind and my kids are learning that from me
- I can think positive thoughts
- I let go of guilt, as I am doing my best
- Bad days happen to everyone, I am only human
- I am intentional with my time
- I choose to be patient with my spirited child
- I choose to be thankful even when life isn’t perfect
- I know how to handle this
- I enjoy my home even when it is messy
- I am proud of all that I have accomplished
- I am doing my best, no matter what anyone else thinks
- My best is good enough for my family
- Today I will show my kids that I love them
- Today I will enjoy time with my partner
- I am thankful for my home
- I am happy with my family
- I am brave in the face of anxiety
- I enjoy cleaning my house because I am grateful for it
- I am a positive mom
- I am a happy mom
- I am a fun mom even when I am tired
- I can figure out how to get dinner on the table
- I can plan activities for my family
- I am capable of meeting my children’s needs
- I can take care of myself and my children
- I am full of good ideas
- I can figure things out with dedication and patience
- I am building good habits
- I am a better mom today than I was yesterday
- I am making the best choices for my family today
- I am not a disappointment
- My partner loves me even though my body has changed
- My family is proud of me
- I am a good friend even when I am busy
- I am a good daughter
- I am a good example to my children
- I know how to deal with my emotions
- I can find solutions to problems in my home
- No one expects me to be perfect because no one else is
- I am so glad to be here today
- My children are benefiting from me being with them
- My children are wonderful
- It is okay to ask for help when I need it
- People want to see me and my children
- My home is full of joy and peace
- I am safe and calm
- I am grateful for my body and how strong it is
- I will have a great day at home
- My voice matters, my ideas are good
- Good things are always happening to me
- The kids will remember all the great things I do for them
- I have a great relationship with my kids
- I am proud of myself
- Motherhood is difficult, but I love being a mom
- I have made the right choices for my baby
- I trust my intuition
- I do not feel guilty for taking care of my needs
- I love myself
- I am a success
- My kids have learned good habits from me
- Every day I am learning to be a better mom to these children
- God loves me unconditionally
- I will enjoy the here and now
Additional Resources for Moms
For me, in addition to affirmations, the word of God has always served as a calming and encouraging force. If you are looking for a Christian-based encouragement for moms I highly recommend the devotionals and booklets from Daily Grace Co. I actually own one of their collections, which I love.
But, specifically for moms, I urge you to take a look at the following two resources:
Hymns for a Mother’s Heart
Hymns for a Mother’s Heart is a devotional for moms and it is filled with hymns and reflections with prayers for mothers and prayers for their children. It also provides spaces for notes and reflections. It aims at helping us find peace in all phases of motherhood by pointing us to Jesus.
Gospel-Centered Motherhood is a booklet that covers a wide range of topics related to the beautiful calling of motherhood. It covers topics like discipleship in the home, guarding your marriage, mom guilt, discipline, perseverance, emotions, and more.
- 75 Positive Affirmations for Kids of All Ages (Printable Download)
- 6 Ways to Prevent and Deal with Mom Anxiety
- 9 Goal Setting Ideas for Moms
Motherhood can be challenging at times, so having tools and resources that can help us along the way is crucial.
Positive affirmations for moms are an easy and free way to get our minds in the right headspace so that we tackle life… and motherhood.
It is my hope these 75 affirmations are helpful to you on your motherhood journey!
What positive motherhood affirmation did you find the most helpful?