Hey, Mama. I just thought I’d check in and see how things are going right now. If you’re anything like me and the majority of my friends, you’ve probably spent far more time than you care to admit overthinking everything about sports, schools, summer camps and everything in between. We offer a plethora of resources for those, but sometimes that’s part of the problem. There are too many amazing options and we want to figure out how to make it all work!
This time of year tends to find many of us mamas spiraling out of control with sports seasons overlapping, summer camp registrations opening, school decisions looming, vacation plans pending, time and money floundering, and the daily chaos continuing on its merry way.
Mama, I think we both need to stop, take a deep breath, and give ourselves a few reminders right now. It may sound fluffy, but when I paused and repeated specific affirmations in some of my hardest times, things did improve. Affirmations, or short phrases used to promote positive thoughts, truly do work!
When thinking up affirmations, it’s best to make them short, memorable, applicable and specific. Say them right before you get out of bed in the morning or as you are going to sleep at night. (Morning and evening ones may also differ.) Eventually, you will also find yourself saying them throughout the day in certain situations. Like with anything, it takes practice and consistency in order for it to become routine and to see changes.
Let’s do it together.
Whichever apply to you, say it with me:
I am doing the best I can with what I have.
My kids are happy, healthy, and safe.
My kids are learning and growing.
I can’t be all the things.
Everything will work out how it’s meant to.
There is no perfect answer.
Things can always be changed.
We can not control others, only ourselves.
I can do hard things (and this isn’t really one of them).
I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me. (Fist bumps and solidarity to those of you who know this reference.)
Depending on your situation, there are a plethora of affirmations out there to get you started. Here are a few good ones if you’re dealing with anger, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, parenting or health issues.