Becoming a parent is an incredible time in our lives — I've never experienced a love so strong as when I first met each of my baby girls. But motherhood has also been one of the most challenging roles I have ever taken on.
For all the heart-bursting moments of joy, there have been numerous times of self-doubt, guilt, worry, exhaustion, and body loathing.
This is a time in our lives when we should feel vibrant and empowered. We should feel confident, calm, and proud of our bodies. And so, as a mother, I have found my sense of happiness, balance, and calm by focusing my mind on simple positive affirmations.
I have a four-step process. First, I find one or two positive statements that resonate with how I want to feel. Then, I breathe in deeply. I recite the affirmation in my head or aloud. Then I slowly exhale and allow the good feeling of those words to wash over me.
Here are my favorite affirmations for being a happy and calm mom: