The Mom Movement Episode #038: 7 Life Changing AffirmationsAug 26, 2022
It’s the first day of summer break as I am recording this episode and I am full-on anchoring into my intentions for the next few months. I’ve created a list of things I want to experience and I call it my “live list” and I had my kids create a summer bucket list. I am committed to doing the things that light me the F up while also being a yes mom for my kids.
I noticed something as I was chatting with some of my friends on Instagram and that is the trend of Moms being overwhelmed about summer. I created this list of affirmations with that Mom in mind.
#1: I am the Mother my children need and love and I do not need to compare myself to others
As tempting as it may be to compare yourself to the Pinterest Moms who appear to have it all together, do not do it. Set an example for your children by being kind to yourself. If you’re like me, you would be mortified if your kids talked to themselves the way you often talk to yourself.
#2: I am embracing the direction my day goes and I can stay in my Mom power
As hard as it can be (trust me, I know), staying in your Mom power is always a choice. You can choose to fly off the handle and yell at your children or you can choose to respond with love and patience. You won’t nail it every time, we are human after all, but if you can stay in your Mom power more often than not, it will make a huge difference in the direction of your day.
#3: I am valued beyond my role as a mother, but as a wife, teacher, caregiver, and woman as well
As you say this affirmation it is really important that you become the woman who is valued. How does she act, speak, behave? Become her.
#4: My day will not go perfectly and that is totally okay.
Release the unrealistic expectation that your day will go smoothly. Life always throws curve balls and that is just part of the game. Give yourself permission to be messy and to take life as it comes. Don’t forget, we are all in this together.
#5: I will make my own rules and choose what’s best for me and my family
This one is huge, Mama. There are no rules to life. You don’t have to follow any rules that don’t feel good for you and your family. Trust your instincts.
#6: I am allowed to take a break and breathe. Having needs does not make me a bad mom
In fact, neglecting your needs is not only a disservice to yourself but also your family because when you thrive, they thrive. Your energy is contagious.
#7: I trust my intuition as a Mom and as a woman
Do I need to remind you of your innate divine power? I mean you grew a perfect little human baby inside of your body, what more evidence could there be to prove that you are magic on legs?! (That’s a saying from my incredible mentor Melanie Ann Layer.) You are equipped with the intelligence to bring an entire human to this planet so I can safely guarantee you that you are also equipped with the intelligence and intuition to deal with anything that comes your way in life.
The absolute best way to use and practice these affirmations is by creating a habit, typically in the morning to recite them. One of my favorite things to do is to journal my affirmations each morning and then I love to read them to myself in the mirror. Doing this in the morning (before the kids wake up) has been an absolute game changer for me. When I get into alignment before I begin my day, I am able to get rid of overwhelm completely and also be a better, more present Mom for my kids.
I hope these 7 affirmations found you well, and I would love to know which of them spoke to you the most! Send me a DM over on Instagram @effortlesslyjess to let me know. Also, if there is something specific in your life that you’d like to create an affirmation around, I would be happy to brainstorm it with you and give you my suggestions!
Cheers to a happy and healthy summer!
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