It's that time of year when we start evaluating our lives and making goals for the next year. Even if you're not the new year's resolutions, type, it's never a bad idea to take a little inventory and make room for improvement. One way that I plan to be better in 2018 is by shaking of some of the negative thinking I can fall into. And what better way to do that than with some "momtras"? Here are 12 momtras, I think every mom should own in the coming year!
I am a good mom.
Yes, I realize that I probably don't know you but I have a pretty good hunch that any mom reading a post about momtras, at the very least desires to be a good mom. So, go ahead and say it with confidence.
I have all of the resources I need to parent my child(ren).
This is a great mantra for life in general. It can be easy at times to focus on what we don't have whether it be material or a characteristic but, in reality, we have all the resources we need. Sometimes it's just a matter of tapping into our creativity and resourcefulness.
I can ask for help if I need it.
This is a hard one for me, personally, but if I want to be the best mom I can be in 2018 I have to learn to own this. It's OK to ask for help!
I can trust my gut instincts.
We are really good at second guessing ourselves but we need to know that we can trust our gut.
I am the best mom for my child(ren).
You were given the high honor of being your child's mom and there is no one better suited for the task than you.
Taking time for me is important for me and my family.
Self-care is not selfish. Make it a priority in 2018!
I am doing my best.
There will always be those moments when we feel like we just aren't measuring up. We need to learn to be kind to ourselves and remember that all we can do is our best.
I love being a mom.
Let's be honest, motherhood is not always enjoyable. Sometimes you might need to remind yourself that you love being a mom because for every hard moment there are a hundred things to love!
No one knows my child(ren) like I do.
If you've been a mom more than 5 minutes you know that everyone has an opinion on every decision you make. Don't ever forget that no one knows your child like you do.
I'm not perfect but I'm not a hot mess.
I know that being a "hot mess" has become a cutesy saying for moms but I have recently come to the realization that if I believe there is power in my words, I might want to stop calling myself a mess. Is my life sometimes messy? Yes! Do I have my "hot mess" moments? More than I care to admit! But that doesn't mean I'm unsuccessful or disordered (the definition of a hot mess) as a whole.
My job is important even though it doesn't always feel like it.
It's easy to lose sight of just how significant this mom gig is in the day to day tasks but the influence of a mom is immeasurable. No matter how you feel in this moment, your job is a powerful one!
It's ok to take breaks and enjoy them!
I don't know about you but I have a really hard time with this one. Some of it comes from my own head and some of it from outside voices but, either way, those voices are wrong. It is completely ok for a mom to take breaks and actually enjoy them. In the end, it will make us better mothers. And, also, I think our kids enjoy the breaks, too!