Ooh, this is a good one! Positive affirmations are just what I need right now. As my son talks to me about wishing he had real superpowers (he is being bullied at school and there is nothing I can do about it. Thankfully, he said 2 of his friends are defending him. But basically, he said he feels like he doesn’t have friends. He said his so-called friends only let him chase them. Otherwise, they won’t play with him. I’m terrified he will end up like me. I want him to be popular, but I also want him to be true to himself, which is kind of an oxymoron but another talk for another time).
Today I’m reposting a post I wrote a year ago. Today I had an emotional breakdown because I have been tense and tired at the same time all day. I’ve been up since 5 am and I did some heavy housework. I also am working on something to make some money but it’s not working out. As with everything in life, obstacles are thrown at you whenever you aim for something big. I remember my publishing journey was a Rocky Road. This current journey has been exhausting and nerve-wracking, but I have hope that it will work out eventually. Maybe these affirmations will help me calm down and see the positives in my life!
Throwback Thursday: Positive Affirmations
How is/was your day?
I’ve had a hectic day today, so I couldn’t write the post I intended to write today. So instead, I thought I’d share the positive affirmations I wrote for myself a few days ago in addition to some I found on Pinterest today.
I started reading an ebook my amuslimmamacomics and the 1st exercise was positive affirmations.
It was really difficult for me to come up with positive affirmations about myself, but I did it! And I encourage you to try this exercise. It’s very uplifting.
- I am beautiful
- I am smart
- I am strong
- I am good with words
- I am very self aware
- I am very enduring
- I am responsible
- I am kind hearted
- I am resourceful
- I am tender
- I am somewhat religious
- I am very neat and organized
- I am sometimes optimistic
- I am educated
I hope these affirmations help you as they helped me. I don’t relax until my son finishes his lunch (been eating lunch since 1:30 pm) and his online classes so another 30 minutes until I can breathe, but in the meantime, I’ll keep saying these affirmations.
Flash forward a year later and today my son miraculously did his homework quickly and ate his lunch without a fuss (in exchange for a gummy candy) and now he is eating dinner. He wasn’t extremely bothersome today but he was very clingy, demanding attention and asking that I spend time with him. I don’t blame him. Ever since, he started school, all my spending time with him has been to get him to eat, study, get dressed, go to bed, etc. Since he started asking to spend time with me, yesterday I played uno with him. Before that, we played snakes and ladders. Today he put balloons behind his back and had me guess the colors, then he asked me to take a turn and I stopped reading blog posts to put balloons behind my back. It’s not his fault that I’m on edge and falling apart and overwhelmed, and I’m trying my best to be a put-together adult. It’s hard. I cried today in front of him on the way back from karate class because I’m scared of walking in the dark and he was running ahead and I resent my husband for not getting me a car and letting me drive.
I just had to stop writing to yell at my son because he ripped his sandwich apart (he was pretending it was a villain and he killed him). I’m glad that he now shares with me what happens at school and in karate class. I just wish he would defend himself at school in the playground. I want him to like school. I feel bad for sending him to school when he doesn’t enjoy it, and I feel guilty for needing all that me time while he is at school (it’s not really me time because my husband is home too at that time and I spend half the time doing housework) and still needing more alone time after he comes back from school because I’m so physically and mentally exhausted.
Do positive affirmations help you?
I read that they only help if you say them with conviction repeatedly while looking in the mirror.