“You make motherhood look so easy!”
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard some version of that statement over the last 4 years. Motherhood is anything but easy for me. Sure, the giggles, the love, the happy moments are easy. Easy to enjoy, easy to share on social media.
But the rest of it? It’s so damn hard. The hardest thing I’ve ever gone through.
I don’t want anyone else to look at me and think I have it all together. I don’t. I struggle so much and so often that it overwhelms me. I yell. I have anxiety attacks. I wear sunglasses to cover dark circles and baseball hats to hide the fact I am on my 6th day of dry shampoo. I cry, a lot. I forget to take care of myself. I burn dinner. Sometimes I don’t remember to make it at all.
The one thing that all mothers have in common is that every one of us struggles at some point or another, even if it seems some have it all figured out. When things start taking a turn for the worst I try to keep calm by repeating a few positive affirmations to myself. Each night before bed I say, “Tomorrow is a new day.” And in the morning, I spend about 15 mins being optimistic about how the day is going to go.
These positive affirmations help me to be the best mom I can be for my family. There is less crying from all parties involved, situations are resolved a bit faster and the day goes by a bit smoother.
Motherhood has it’s highs and it has it’s lows…Believe me when I say these 20 positive affirmations for the struggling mom will make a significant difference in how long the lows last.
- I am enough.
- My family values and loves me; I am irreplaceable.
- I will make the most of today no matter what happens.
- I am in charge of keeping calme, no matter how my child behaves.
- Love is almost always the answer.
- I can do this.
- My child doesn’t need me to be perfect, just to be Mom.
- Not loving every moment of motherhood does not make me a bad mom.
- Motherhood is challenging for everyone, it’s okay to struggle.
- Good enough is okay for now.
- Just breathe.
- There is peace and love in my home, even in the midst of chaos.
- I am exactly what my child needs.
- I am a good mom, even as I work to be a better one.
- Today I will love fiercely and laugh freely. I can never get today back.
- Just as the needs of my child matter, so do my own.
- I am capable of amazing things.
- Today I will not stress over the things I cannot control.
- I have managed this before and I can do it again.
- I am committed to being a better mom than I was yesterday.
You’d be surprised at how well these affirmations work against the negative emotions that come from temper tantrums, kids who won’t listen to you, and all of the other hard parts of motherhood. Go ahead and try them out..And let me know how it works for you!