All moms work. No matter how you do it, you are a good mom. In my experience, being a working mom often adds an extra layer of emotional struggle when deciding to work outside the home full time. No part of motherhood is easy, but the mom guilt and emotional heaviness of working full time while mothering is easily the hardest part for me. There are many pros to being a working mom, and many days everything runs smoothly. But there are also a lot of days where the pull to be with my kiddos is strong, and I need a little extra support in remembering why I choose to be a working mom. On my weak days, on my bad days, and on the days where my mama heart feels extra heavy, I use affirmations to bring me back to focus. These positive affirmations for working moms give me the clarity and encouragement to keep moving forward, and finding joy in the everyday.
Why Positive Affirmations For Working Moms
Positive affirmations may seem trivial, but they can be extremely powerful in the right situation. Affirmations are powerful tools for athletes when preparing for a competition, or for business women preparing for a big meeting. Affirmations that you use consistently are similar to the concept of developing muscle memory. Your mind begins to shift to the affirmation statements to bring you success without your awareness that is is happening. Being consistent with your positive affirmations rids your mind of negative thoughts or limiting beliefs you have created about yourself. For me as a working mom, positive affirmations allow me to pivot away from the never ending mom guilt. When I feel the mom guilt coming on strongly, these positive affirmations for working moms can help me to steer in a better direction.
You can find tons of examples of positive affirmations to apply to your life, but the best way to use affirmations is to write them yourself so that they are individualized and specific to your goals. You need to write down your affirmations and ensure they are visible or accessible. They will become rote in your mind over time, but it is helpful to have a visual reminder to use them with things get tough. The key to writing strong affirmations is to make them direct, and specific to your goals. Your mind will begin looking for solutions to any challenges in the path to those goals as you continue practicing.
Working Mom Life
As a working mom, I am always short on time. I am always running behind, falling short, forgetting things, and feeling incredible amounts of guilt everyday. I feel guilty when I miss moments with my children. As a wife I feel guilty when my time is never directed at my spouse and I feel guilty when my mind is not focused on my tasks at work. Honestly, there are seasons where I have more challenging days than enjoyable days. A lot of these challenges are some of the reasons I chose to change careers when starting a family. When working mom life gets extra overwhelming, my positive affirmations for working moms help me to gain clarity and refocus on the important things. They help me stand behind my decisions and prioritize moving forward. They help me to remember that one bad day is just one bad day, and has no bearing on my worth. Positive affirmations are most helpful in my experience when they are personalized to you and your specific needs. These affirmations are what work for me in this current season of life, and I hope they provide just a little extra support for you in your journey through working motherhood. You got this!
I am the best mom for my children.
I love my children as deeply while working as I would if I were home.
My children will feel accepted and loved unconditionally by me.
I will do what I am able, and that is enough for my children and for me.
One bad day is one bad day and has no bearing on my worth.
I am intentional with my time.
Quality time matters more than quantity.
I choose to release any guilt I am carrying and move forward.
When things become overwhelming, I will prioritize and refocus my energy.
I will be mindful in the present moment whenever possible.
I am working to be the best version of myself everyday.
I am serving a purpose in my family.
I am choosing to chase all my dreams while showing my children they can too.
I am a positive role model for my children.
I inspire my children and myself everyday.
Download a printable copy of these positive affirmations for working moms here so that you can keep them in a place that works for you or tweak them to fit your own needs.
My positive affirmations change with the seasons I go through on my working motherhood journey, but the practice of using them is always beneficial for maintaining my sanity. They are especially crucial for me during the first few weeks returning from maternity leave. For me, the return to work period is absolutely the hardest, and I need all the help I can get while we all adjust to a new normal. You got this, mama!
All the best,