Affirmations for Families

Vicky Pitner   -  

Feeling appreciated when caring for someone with memory challenges, who may not be able to express their gratitude, may sometimes feel discouraging. Of course, this is unintentional by someone receiving care, but the need to feel appreciated in such an important role is essential and necessary for self-care.

Affirmations are one way that can help motivate, inspire, and increase optimism throughout the day. An affirmation is simply a positive statement or phrase said to oneself (aloud or silently) that can be said any time of day, during any situation, and can be a wonderful replacement for negative self-talk that may try to sneak its way into a thought pattern.

Below are some short affirmations for you to say and a great reminder that what you do is important.

  • This is tough, but so am I
  • The act of caring is heroic
  • I do not have to be perfect to be amazing
  • I will take time to care for myself today
  • I will work on one task at a time
  • I am making a difference every day
  • God’s power works best in my weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9
  • My faith makes me whole in spirit, soul, and body
  • I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Didn’t see one that gives you affirming feelings? Find a notepad or journal and start your own affirmation statements to have on have when need positive self-talk.

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