Updated: May 23
Embarking on motherhood as a single mother this past year at first seemed lonely, I was unsure of how to navigate time with my kids, a full time work week, a full time course load as well as running my business and lastly me, when was I suppose to get time for me. I was taking on a task that many of you navigate everyday. I decided that in order for me to see ALL of the beauty there is on my new path, I needed some self talk.
Below are some affirmations that I practice with my girls that remind us daily how precious our family is.
My family is precious.
My family teaches me to believe in myself and work for what I want. They show me how to communicate and cooperate with others. They provide a foundation for my sense of identity and my ability to form healthy relationships.
I nurture strong and loving family connections.
We take pleasure in each other’s achievements. My victories are more satisfying when my family is cheering for me.
We help each other to overcome obstacles. In difficult times, I turn to my family for comfort and support. I count on them for useful feedback and practical assistance. We listen to each other and ask for what we need.
We spend time together as a group and one-on-one.
I enjoy nights out with friends and time with the whole gang. We laugh and play. We are comfortable being silly.
We eat meals together and celebrate special occasions. Family breakfasts and dinners are a time for nutritious food and enriching conversation. I treasure the memories we create at birthday parties and holiday gatherings.
We invent our own fun. Bedtime stories and movie nights transform ordinary days into something special.
We make decisions together. We value input from each family member. We look out for each other’s welfare.
Today, I am thankful for having a close and loving family.
We treat each other with respect and work together as a team.
What is one thing I can do to honor my family daily?
How can my family resolve conflict more constructively?
How can I balance career and family?