The toughest job in the world isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. If you are tired and feeling a bit overwhelmed, pick up and use some of these mantras for moms.
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Listen up, mama.
This life you have isn’t always easy. It isn’t always glamorous. In fact, it’s often bouncing between cleaning up spilled drinks, picking up toys, and trying to remember what patience is.
But you’re doing it.
Every day, no matter the stress or overwhelm, you kill the mom thing. You love them, teach them, care for them. You are their entire world.
That can be a heavy load to bear. And you should not be ashamed of the moments when you falter.
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All you need is a little reminder of how great you are doing. And to remember that someday this will all be gone and you will wish for sticky fingers and midnight cries for a mama’s hug.
Start here, with these 20 mantras to reinforce your amazingness. You don’t need to prove anything to anyone except yourself.
So, see yourself through your child’s eyes for a moment. Repeat that moment over and over until you genuinely understand how badass you really are.
What is a Mantra?
The definition of a Mantra [n]. is a statement or slogan repeated frequently. In Hinduism and Buddhism, it’s often a word or a sound repeated to help aid in concentration during meditation.
Researchers around the globe have studied the effects of using mantras during meditation. While they can’t prove it’s ‘life-altering’, they have proven that reciting mantras helps relax the brain and reduce stress.
Traditional mantras are often recited in Sanskrit. But, the historic practice has been adapted to Western Culture and can be as simple as repeating a brief affirmation over and over. The effects are the same.
Similarly, you can repeat these phrases silently in your head, by whisper, or out loud. Do what makes you feel most comfortable.
How to Use Mantras
Read through the following 20 mantras for tired moms and pick the one that stands out to you most. Whether you need reassurance about how great of a mom you are or need a little reminder to be more patient, one of these mantras will definitely hit home with you.
Try to take five minutes by yourself, sit comfortably with coffee, tea, or water, and repeat your mantra slowly and intentionally.
To get the most benefit of this practice, be consistent with it. Do it daily; first thing in the morning is a great time to focus your mind and set your intentions for the day with a mantra. Be sure you are in a quiet place, where you won’t be disturbed.
I know this can be difficult when you have kids at home. That’s why I recommend doing it first thing in the morning. But, if the morning doesn’t work for you, try to sneak away for five minutes during the day, or do it right before bed.
You can change your mantra each day based on what you need and what you are feeling. So feel free to Pin the image below to one of your boards on Pinterest for easy access to a variety of mantras.
Mantras for Tired Moms
1). I am doing my best. That is all I can expect of myself.
2). There is no single right way to be a good mom.
3). I forgive myself for being overwhelmed.
4). Let them be little.
5). This too shall pass.
6). One day at a time.
7). Nevertheless, she persisted.
8). Today is a fresh start; I will not dwell on yesterday.
9). My greatest lessons are learned through motherhood.
10). My child is loved, happy, and healthy.
11). Have patience and peace will follow.
12). I have so much to be grateful for.
13). The spilled milk will be a lost memory by tomorrow.
14). The laundry will still be there tomorrow. No rush.
15). I am the exact mom that my children need.
16). Whatever I do today will be enough.
17). Not every moment of motherhood is loveable. But I love being a mother.
18). Just keep swimming.
19). Making time for myself is not selfish.
20). Today, I choose joy.