My mother is unwillingly recovering.
Since my sister and I are her court-appointed co-guardians, it’s our choice to have her in a place where recovery is just part of her day, every day.
She’s participating too.
She has this list of affirmations, and she’s circled those that matter to her. In my role as the co-guardian in absentia, I decided to print them out for her on index cards. I’ll have the home health nurse paste them all over the place.
Her list is a good one for early recovery or for someone who’s just starting with affirmations:
- I AM a very neat person.
- I AM always learning and changing.
- I AM a truly amazing person.
- I AM fantastic.
- I AM very, very capable.
- I AM learning to disagree without being disagreeable.
- I AM learning to say “no” more comfortably.
- I AM learning to hear “no” more comfortably.
- I AM loveable.
- I AM a beautiful person.
- I AM becoming more assertive.
- I AM always doing the best I can.
- I AM worthwhile without any proof.
- I AM learning to be less afraid.
- I AM a courageous person.
- I AM learning not to blame.
- I AM showing more of my talents.
- I AM learning to let myself grow.
- I AM a generous and concerned friend.
- I AM very capable of changing my behavior that I do not like.
- I AM fully able to change.
- I AM a very special person.
- I AM capable of meeting any situation that is presented to me.
- I AM always sharing and giving.
- I AM peaceful and strong.
- I AM resourceful and calm.
- I AM sensitive and generous.
- I AM capable of being joyful and calm even when things do not seem to be going my way.
- I AM learning to express my whole self.
- I AM becoming more of the qualities I like.
- I AM unique and valuable.
- I DESERVE TO BE LOVED AND TO LOVE.
Affirmations work. Words are powerful, especially the ones we say to ourselves. Give it a try. Write these or your own affirmations on post-it notes and stick them in the places you most frequent during your day. Love on yourself!
God! Grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change, the COURAGE to change the things I can, and the WISDOM to know the difference. Peace!
Source: Fierce Recovery