I am very excited about the upcoming year of MOPS. This years theme is Be you, Bravely. I feel that this has been a theme over the last few months for myself and cannot wait to explore this topic more, challenge myself and do something different. To begin to be brave, I am working on sharing my feelings more, sharing more about myself and wanting to inspire. I truly believe changing your thinking to be more positive can help one become happier. I wanted to share one way that anyone can start to change their thinking…POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS! I know, those don’t really work or that sounds silly. I have heard it all. However, when you begin to practice saying something nice about yourself it can help to lower your stress in the moment, focus on something more positive and it starts the process of changing your thinking. I use positive affirmations a lot and I thought I would share some of my favorites.
I am their mother and I know I can do this
This moment will not last forever
I am happy
I am worthy
Only I can give my kids a happy mom
You are doing a good job and sometimes an amazing job
I love my body, it created two amazing children
I love my children
I am brave
I am a blessing to my children
It does not have to be perfect
It is okay and I will be okay
I am enough
Next time you want to complain that your kids are fighting over a toy or you have changed so many dirty diapers you begin to think you smell like one, say to yourself a positive affirmation such this moment won’t last forever or I am a blessing. When it comes down to it, you are ENOUGH. Remember this affirmation.
An incredible book I am reading for school called Mindset by Carol DWeck has changed my perspective and attitude of how I think of myself, my failures, my successes, my challenges and blessings in life. It is probably the most fulfilling book I have ever read and explains so much about the mindset I am in and it explains my outlook on so much in my life. If anyone needs a jump start to becoming more positive and may think they need a change in mindset similar to what Jess speaks of, this book is perfect.
Marissa I am glad to here you are wanting to change your thinking and taking the time to read about it. That is great to hear!
I really needed to read this today. I’m not sure if it is lack of sleep, the time change, the increased amount of candy from Halloween, or a combination of all of these things, but my kids have really been challenging me the last two days. This is a great reminder that it is important to be positive, and that I can only control myself and how I respond to situations and that I AM doing the best I can.
You are doing the best you can and you are ENOUGH! Remember that always!