Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Morning Affirmations for Family Caregivers
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. When coping with caregiver stress, the power of positive thinking should not be underestimated. Of course managing your time, handling the many emotional ups and downs and physical exhaustion that accompany the role of caregiving is difficult. However, you do not need to let negative emotions take control and allow them to interfere with your quality of daily living.
Positive affirmations are a great tool for turning negative emotions into positive ones. They help reprogram your subconscious mind to think positively instead of negatively. In order to make a positive affirmation you first have to create a statement of intention. For example, you might want to have a greater feeling of peace, so you would make the statement “I am feeling more peaceful every day.”
Make sure that the statement is phrased in a pro-active and positive way. For a positive affirmation to be effective it must be phrased as if it were already true. Instead of saying “I want to feel more peaceful” or “I wish I was more peaceful,” make sure to say “I am feeling more peaceful.” You also want to be sure your making a positive affirmation that is realistic and not too extreme.
You can use these affirmations to help you get started:
- “I am at peace.”
- “I can do anything I set my mind to.”
- I am strong enough to handle my challenges.”
- “I am enough.”
Once you have created your positive affirmation, make sure you frequently say it to yourself. Repeating it several times in the morning, afternoon, and before bed makes for an effective positive affirmation that is helpful to all stressed out caregivers.
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