Affirmations for caregivers

Affirmations for caregivers

  • I am doing my best and I am proud of myself 
  • I will give myself the care and attention I need to thrive 
  • I will stay positive and work on one problem at a time 
  • I am not “just” a caregiver
  • I will find joy in the everyday day moments of life 
  • I will not compare myself or my life with people on the internet or social media 
  • I believe in myself and my abilities 
  • I can do anything but not everything 
  • I will do something for me today 
  • I will focus on things that I can control 
  • I am my parent’s best caregiver 
  • I am in control of my thoughts, feelings, and choices
  • I am not alone in my struggles 
  • This is tough but so am I 
  • I can do small things with great love 
  • The simple act of caring is heroic 
  • I am not sure how but I will 
  • I am stronger because of my struggles 
  • I don’t have to be perfect to be amazing 
  • I am courageous and graceful 
  • I deserve time for myself and can attend to my own emotional, physical, and spiritual needs without guilt or apology.
  • I am strong and can overcome challenges that come my way.
  • I believe I can find relief and recovery is possible.
  • I continue to learn and take responsibility for my boundaries by noticing my limits and advocating for myself.
  • I am an essential part of the support that helps my loved one to get well.
  • I am grateful for the life I have.
  • I have the courage and capacity to overcome challenges that come my way.
  • I accept myself as I am.
  • I deserve to be joyful, happy, and successful.
  • I love and respect myself.
  • I am blessed and grateful for my life.
  • I am enough.
  • I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve my loved one in this special way.
  • I am human and will make mistakes. When I do, I expect to forgive myself generously.
  • I am in control of my feelings and my responses.
  • I have an army of people who love and care for me.
  • I am strong and capable of doing hard things.
  • I am worth taking care of.
  • I have control over my choices.
  • I am full of energy and passion.
  • I am hard working and I do not give up.
  • I am calm and full of God’s peace.
  • I am radically loved by Christ.
  • I am able to overcome challenges and respond positively to obstacles.
  • I am holding on to God’s truth and letting go of lies and excuses.
  • My body is healthy and my soul is peaceful.
  • I am uniquely gifted by God to make a Kingdom impact.
  • Everything that is happening now, God is using it for good in my life.
  • I will extend grace to myself and others.
  • I am a conqueror through Christ!
  • I will hold on to my passions, because they are the essence of who I am
  • I will give myself credit for staying strong despite being pushed to my limits
  •  I will forgive myself when I occasionally blow it
  • I will look for the gifts that only this type of tragedy can afford
  • I will let the love flow, even when it is hard
  • I will expect that some people will find it difficult to visit my loved one. That’s okay—it doesn’t mean that they’ve stopped caring.
  •  I will make meaning out of this disease
  • I will do one thing for myself this month
  • I will ask one person to do one thing for me this month
  •  I will accept help from one person this month
  •  I will give myself credit for what I have accomplished
  •  I will accept the limits of what I can do
  • I will forgive myself in advance
  •  I will accept that very minute is a chance to start over
  •  I am not alone because I have my support group members Even though I feel the stress of caring for my loved one, I am thankful to have them in my life.
  • I know that I have done my best even if I fall short of what others expect of me Given the choices, I made the best decision at the time. My choices may be limited and beyond my control, yet I make the best decision I can.
  • There are no perfect solutions and no perfect families. If I had selected another course of action, I might now be having doubts about that as well. Things probably would have been worse if I had done nothing.
  • New problems are not related to what I did or didn’t do.
  • I know it’s easy to second guess or criticize from a distance. It is not possible to compare one person to another. Choices, options and lives are different.
  • I can only do my best. I can’t do it all.
  • I must consider “good-enough-for-now” solutions.
  • Family members have competing needs and loyalties. I choose to stay focused on my loved one.
  • Compromise is necessary for each to get some of what they need and want. We must continue to celebrate good times as a family and feel good about what we have been able to do for and with each other.
  • I am doing the best I can do. I should not fear what tomorrow holds, but take each day as a chance to learn something new and grow my confidence as a caregiver.
  • When I am frustrated, I will take a few deep breaths and remind myself that patience is a virtue I can and will embrace.
  • I need to take care of me to be here tomorrow. Is there something I am neglecting to do for my own health and well-being?
  • Worry is my worst enemy. I am in control of my thoughts and should focus on what I can control, and accept things I can’t change.
  • If it were me being cared for, I would want my caregiver to (fill in the blank).
  • The energy I bring to each day has power. It is up to me to make it positive and joyful.
  • I am thankful for this day and the chance to live, love and provide care to someone who needs me.
  • Do I need a helping hand today from a friend or family member? Don’t hesitate to call someone.
  • When it’s time to rest, rest! Sleep is an essential necessity I should never ignore.
  • I need to give myself credit for what I do every day. It takes a very strong person to do what I do and I should be proud of myself.
  • I care for others with patience, love and kindness.
  • I live with courage and grace.
  • I don’t have to do it all.
  • I let go of the things I cannot change.
  • I accept myself and others without judgment.
  • I make progress every day whether I see it or not.
  • I care for myself with dignity, love and respect.
  • I am not alone.
  • I am capable.
  • If nothing else, I am getting stronger every day.
  • I am not afraid to ask for help.
  • I am appreciated.
  • I am loved.

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