Say Goodbye to Mom Guilt with these 10 Positive Affirmations

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Say Goodbye to Mom Guilt with these 10 Positive Affirmations

Hey there, fellow mom! I bet you've felt it too – that twinge of guilt that sometimes sneaks in when you're taking a moment for yourself or making a choice that feels right for your family but maybe doesn't align with what others expect. You're not alone, and let's get one thing straight – it's completely normal. But sometimes, that guilt can hold us back from things that are not only enjoyable but healthy for us.

What is guilt, anyway?

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When we think of guilt, two ideas might pop into our heads. One screams "wrongdoing," while the other whispers "emotion." Let's dig into that a bit.

Many of us associate guilt with doing something wrong. And sure, that makes sense, especially since guilt often gets linked with words like crime or sin. But when we look back at guilt as just another emotion, it starts to look a bit different.

If you're curious to dive deeper into the nature of guilt and want to explore the psychological and emotional complexities behind it, feel free to check out this comprehensiveresearch article in Frontiers in Psychology.

Understanding Guilt as an emotion

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Guilt is one of those feelings we all have. It's part of being human. Some emotions, like love and joy, help us connect with others while feelings like worry and fear, keep us alert to danger.

And guilt? It's like a friendly pause button. Back in the day, when we humans needed to stick together to survive, guilt helped us stop and think before doing something that might hurt the group. It's not about right or wrong; it's more of a "Hey, wait a minute, let's think about this" kind of feeling.

So, guilt itself isn't bad. It gives us a chance to reflect on our actions and see if they line up with our values. It's a nudge to consider what's best for our family, our community, and ourselves. Guilt is not an indicator of right or wrong. It is simply an emotion that gets triggered any time you do something out of your normal routine or you are pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. 

So what’s mom guilt all about?

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We moms have a pretty big job on our hands. From the very beginning, we're the ones nurturing, feeding, and keeping our little ones safe. And even though dads and others are pitching in more these days, let's face it – a lot of the daily caregiving still falls on our shoulders.

Being a mom means being a nurturer, caretaker, and supporter. It's about looking out for everyone in the family, and that can be downright exhausting. So, when you finally take some time for yourself, it's natural to feel guilty. But remember, taking care of yourself is also part of taking care of your family.

Feeling guilty for being human? For needing a break? For doing things your way? We've all been there. But together, we can learn to understand this emotion and use it to thrive rather than hold us back. Stick with me, and let's conquer this "mom guilt" together. Because you, amazing mom, deserve to feel confident and joyful in your unique journey of motherhood.

10 Simple affirmations to overcome mom guilt and boost confidence

Positive Affirmations


You know that little voice inside your head? Sometimes it's your biggest cheerleader, and other times, it can be your harshest critic, especially when it comes to motherhood. What you say to yourself truly matters; it shapes how you feel and how you respond to life's ups and downs. By shifting your inner dialogue from guilt-ridden thoughts to positive affirmations, you can empower yourself to feel more confident and at ease. Think of these affirmations like a loving friend's gentle reminders, guiding you back to what you know is true: You're an amazing mom, doing the best you can. 

Affirmations are positive statements that can help you challenge and overcome self-doubt and guilt. Think of them as mini pep talks you give to yourself. You can use these affirmations by repeating them in moments of stress or uncertainty, perhaps while looking in the mirror, during a quiet moment with a cup of tea, or even as you go about your day with your children. Integrating them into your daily routine helps shift your mindset, turning these positive thoughts into a habit that supports your well-being and confidence as a mom.

Let's embrace some simple, yet powerful statements that can help you combat those feelings of guilt and lift you up on those tough days. Here they are:

  • "I'm doing my best, and that's enough."
  • "Self-care is necessary, not selfish."
  • "My path is unique and right for my family."
  • "I learn from mistakes, not guilt."
  • "I'm worthy of joy and fulfillment."
  • "Asking for help is a sign of strength."
  • "I offer presence, not perfection."
  • "I trust my decisions, not others' expectations."
  • "I focus on love and connection, not 'shoulds'."
  • "My children love me as I am."

So what's the next step?

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Are you feeling inspired to take charge of your motherhood journey, but not quite sure where to start? I've got some exciting opportunities that were created just for you! First up, 🌟 Join the Redefining Motherhood Workshop: Letting Go of Guilt & Embracing Your Journey! 🌟 This live workshop on 9/18/2023 (with lifetime replay access) is your chance to learn real-world tips to handle your unique situation, boost your confidence, and truly enjoy being a parent. 

Then, let's keep that momentum going with the"Echoes of Maternal Wisdom" audio membership. Curated just for moms like you, these 15-minute weekly sessions of Guided Imagery, Meditations, and Affirmations are designed to reduce anxiety and empower you in your motherhood journey. Both offerings are here to support and uplift you, with special introductory prices available now. Grab your spot, and let's embrace calm, confident motherhood together!


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