There are ways to be a positive mom, making your parenting journey a happier one for both you and your children. If you have been feeling down recently, it is important to make a change.
Yes, being a mom can be a difficult job sometimes, however it’s worse when you are feeling negative. Parenting from a place of negativity rarely produces positive results. In fact, it can make things even more stressful.
5 Ways to be a Positive Mom
If you find yourself feeling like a negative mom, it’s important that you take this opportunity to make things more positive for yourself and your children. Here are 5 Ways to be a Positive Mom.
1. Get Enough Sleep
While this may seem impossible, especially to those who have young children, it is important to get enough sleep. Sleep has a large impact on your mood and the way you operate daily, so get some shut eye whenever possible. Try going to bed early or catching a nap when your little one days. This will help you to be a more positive mom.
2. Positive Affirmations
Repeating positive affirmations is a great way to encourage yourself to be more positive overall. Try repeating things like: “I am important”, “I am worth it”, “I am a good mom” in front of the mirror each night before you go to bed. This will help to change your negative inner dialogue and make you more positive overall.
3. Forgive Your Mistakes
As a mom you are bound to make several mistakes on your parenting journey. Don’t beat yourself up for them. In fact, leave them in the past. When you live, focusing on the mistakes you made in the past it robs the joy from your future. Handle things as they transpire and let go of the things you have no control over. Forgive yourself for making mistakes, after all you are human.
4. Embrace Your Inner Child
Let go of the negativity and spend time with your little one just enjoying their company. Play dress up, get down on the floor and build a train set or simply just be silly. You will have a blast and your children will love every second. Embracing your inner child will help to release negativity and welcome positivity.
5. Be Grateful
At the end of each day, focus on at least one thing you are truly grateful for. This is a fun tradition to start at dinner time. Have everyone go around the table and express one thing they are grateful for. Not only does this help you recognize the positive things that you have going on in your life, bit it helps your children to be more positive too.
Being a positive mom is incredibly important to the way you raise your children. Make sure that you are getting enough sleep, repeating positive affirmations, forgive your mistakes, embrace your inner child and just be grateful. In no time, you will be feeling far more positive and parenting from a place of positivity.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!