As mothers, we often find ourselves meeting the needs of everyone around us before ourselves. We’re guilty of not taking the time to think about ourselves, and our mental health & confidence can take a hit because of this. For International Kindness Day, we’re encouraging our community to send our kindness inwards, with a collection of positive affirmations for mums and mums-to-be.
Positive affirmations help disrupt the negative thinking habits, self-doubt and criticism that comes with motherhood, by building a new route in your brain for positive thoughts. Repeating affirmations in front of a mirror or writing them down can be a great tool in taking back control of your emotions, and going about your day more intentionally.
Positive affirmations for mums
I am exactly who my kids need.
I am enough, both as a mother and as an individual.
My self-care is not a luxury, it is a necessity.
I love who I am and who I am becoming.
My children love me because I am their mother.
I am doing my best. Whatever I do today is enough.
I give myself permission to set healthy boundaries.
Being a mother has shown me how strong I am.
Positive affirmations for mums-to-be
I welcome changes in my body
It’s good for me to take care of myself.
I am open and accepting of my pregnancy experience.
I trust my body to know what to do.
My baby is safe and loved
I feel the love of others around me
I will make the right decisions for my baby.
Pregnancy suits me perfectly
Spread the kindness today and share our positive affirmations with a friend who needs to hear it.