Being a mom is a full-time job. Juggling chores, kids and work can often mean you work yourself way too hard and you get burnt out way too easily, most of the time all your hard work isn’t recognized because you’re expected to do all of it being a mom. On the other hand, it can be very rewarding in your own mind, being a mom is one of the best things in the world, but it can cause a lot of unwanted stress and anxiety. This is why Mother’s Day exists, it’s a day to sit back and focus on your mental health and focus on the hobbies and activities that bring you joy. Try some Mother’s Day Affirmations to help you see the positive about this beautiful calling in life.
The day is all about you, to be recognized for all the hard work you do throughout the year that’s often overlooked, Mother’s Day allows you to do the things you love and enjoy, without feeling guilty about overlooking the household chores, kids or work.
There’s no denying that being a mom is hard work, and juggling many other things is even harder, but there’s no reason why you can’t focus on you and that’s what you should do this Mother’s Day.
Here are some affirmations you should use this Mother’s Day (see also ‘Motherhood Affirmation Cards‘) to focus on your own mental wellbeing and sit back and remind yourself of what a great mother you are and that you deserve only the best.
Your Dreams Matter
Being a mom, it’s easy to overlook your own dreams and aspirations to ensure that your kids have the best childhood possible, but this can often lead to sadness or stress since you’re not able to achieve your dreams.
It’s 100% okay to follow your dreams whilst also caring for your family, and you should go for it, allow yourself some time to focus on any aspirations or goals that you have to make yourself happier in the long run.
Whether that be enrolling for an online class to get your degree or simply starting your own business that showcases your amazing crafts or hobbies, whatever it may be you can do it.
You need to place trust in the fact that your family will survive without your undivided attention for a few hours and you need to allow yourself that freedom to focus on your own needs and put your happiness first for once.
Mother’s Day Affirmations – Be Patient With Yourself
There’s often a facade that being a mom is totally easy and it’ll come naturally.
Whilst it might come naturally for some people, that’s not often the case and it can leave you feeling pretty useless and lost.
You could read all the books there are on parenting and still feel completely lost and overwhelmed, no one really talks about the difficulties they face as a mother (see also ‘Affirmations For New Moms‘), so there’s often a misconception that it’s easy, and when we end up struggling with it, we start to feel like there’s something wrong with us and we’re just bad parents, but that’s not the reason at all.
There’s no such thing as being a perfect mom (see also ‘Motherhood Affirmations‘), mistakes will happen and things will go wrong, but you learn as you go and you have to remember that that’s okay.
But when you’re in a particularly bad spot or feeling defeated, take a step back and remember all that you have accomplished, think of the beautiful family you have created and all the things you’ve done for them.
It’s in these moments that you realize how important mistakes are in learning and growing, and ensure you give yourself permission to feel proud of all you’ve done and how far you’ve come.
It’s Okay To Say No
It’s hard to not people please sometimes, it’s often easier to say yes than it is to say no.
If you’re becoming constantly overwhelmed or stressed by doing favors that family or friends are asking of you then it’s time to learn to say ‘no’.
When you constantly say ‘yes’ to favors, people will grow accustomed to asking you because you always say yes, and when you’re used to doing these favors, saying no can feel like you’re letting them down.
If they care about you, then they’ll understand that you need a break or are too busy to do the favors they ask of you. Your mental health always comes first.
It is easy to get caught in the expectations of being a mom, so you feel like you need to do all the chores, errands and appointments as soon as possible to avoid disappointing your family, your mind can get stuck on this and become clouded and disjointed.
Everyone demands your attention and the pressure and expectations build and build and you become increasingly stressed and overwhelmed, this is the perfect time to step back and remind yourself of what’s really important.
Your family needs you more than they need a sparkling clean house.
Take some time and spend it with your family, organize a family fun day or go to the movies, even just having a movie night will be appreciated by your family, and most importantly it’ll take the stress off your shoulders and you can relax.
Mother’s Day Affirmations – Just breathe, It will all be okay
One of the most important things that’s often overlooked is to just breathe.
Being a mom is one of the greatest gifts in the world, and sometimes it can be hard to appreciate it because of the stress and pressure that comes with it that overwhelms you.
Take a moment to pause and look around at the amazing family (see also ‘Affirmations For Dads‘) that you’ve built.
So, this Mother’s Day, take some time out of your day to appreciate YOU and the amazing world that you’ve built on love and dedication.
If you’re starting to become overwhelmed, just take a step back, breathe and admire everything that’s led up to this moment, even the mistakes!
And crack open a bottle of wine and just relax and take care of yourself and your mental health, your family will appreciate it!