Mothering isn’t easy. It’s actually feels completely impossible sometimes. We’ve all had those days where the baby is extra fussy and you’re extra tired. You feel at your wits end trying to keep it together. I’ve been there too.
The negative thoughts start to come in and you begin questioning everything. Am I a good mom? Will I make it through the day? Do my kids love me? Once the vicious cycle of negative self talk takes hold it can be hard to pull yourself out of it. You’re esteem and mood goes down. Everything gets harder to handle.
The same way negative self talk depresses you, positive self talk can boost your mood and your confidence. For those moments where you aren’t feeling your best here are some affirmations to remind you that no matter what you are truly a wonderful mom.
My child loves me.
I am a good mother.
I am not my emotions.
This moment will pass.
I am strong.
I am good enough.
It’s normal for absolutely everyone to have ups and downs. We all have hard days but symptoms of postpartum depression can interfere with your day to day life. One in eight moms face this problem so remember you are never alone. Here’s some info about postpartum depression and some resources if you need help.
One Sage Mama