Affirmations for Families
Feeling appreciated when supporting someone living with memory loss can sometimes be a challenge, and often the person living with memory loss may not be able to express gratitude, and at times will exhibit the opposite of gratitude. Of course this is unintentional by someone receiving care, but the need to feel appreciated is important and necessary for self-care.
Affirmations are one way that family members can stay motivated and inspired with increased optimism throughout the day. An affirmation is simply a positive statement or phrase said to oneself (aloud or silently). An affirming statement can be said any time of day, during any situation, and are a wonderful replacement for negative self-talk that may try to sneak its way into a thought pattern.
Below are some short affirmations and a great reminder that caregiving is truly a super-power!
- This is tough, but so am I.
- 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 everyday.
- 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 hand when you need positive self-talk.
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