Family gatherings are sometimes, well, challenging. And many of you have asked for affirmations to help support you with family challenges, and clearly funny memes about family drama is all over social media during the holiday season, so we can certainly say interesting family dynamics (to say the least) may play a part in your story too.
If you are with your family this holiday season and you are searching for ways to enjoy yourself and your time with the family, these affirmations will help.
Let’s be honest, every family has some sort of interesting dynamic, and for some that dynamic is heavy; it’s laden with hurt, trauma & drama, perhaps even resentment & guilt. These affirmations can help you find what’s good and leave the rest.
If facing your family, or being around them for an extended period of time can wear you down, arm yourself with these affirmations, and step away anytime to pass play when you need a reset. Allow your affirmations for handling challenging family dynamics to work with you and for you, to help you be calm amidst the chaos, and to invite more peace into your family.
Love you, and happy holidays.
I am at peace with my family. I am choosing to be present in the moment and to be grateful for my life.
I am choosing to be grateful for these moments I have with my family.
I am grateful for the role that each family member played in my development, whether that role felt positive or not so positive, I am grateful for what it taught me. For what it taught me about myself, about handling challenging situate, and how it taught me be strong and resilient.
I am releasing any desire to please or fix any member of my family, and I am unapologetically not accepting of any family member who tries to “fix” me. I am not broken. I am beautifully and unapologetically me, and I am proud of who I am, and how I am showing up this holiday.
I am choosing to stay in control of my thoughts, my feelings, and the way I interact with the members of my family. Although I cannot control others, I can control how I respond. I don’t react, I pause, think, and respond with cool, calm, collected energy.
At this time, I am releasing judgement of my family members.
I am choosing to only partake in positive, kind conversations. The rest I walk away from. I release it with love and shake it all off. I am feeling empowered to step away from any situation that causes me discomfort.
This holiday, I am taking care of me. My mental health comes first. I am choosing to do me, today and always.
No matter how I have felt in the past or how I even feel at this moment, I choose to find gratitude in my family.
I am grateful for this day, this moment, and my family.
Even if for this simple reason alone, it is enough to help me be the peace and bring the peace this holiday season, and that reason is this:
Every moment comes to an end one day – the best ones come to an end, and the worst ones come to an end. When I choose to see and accept the fact that everything changes, and that there will be one last hello, one last goodbye, one last disagreement, one last gift giving, one last crazy family story, one last dinner, one last hug, I can choose to be at peace even in the midst of moments that I don’t enjoy as much.
Life changes, and I am rolling with it in the moment, lovingly and wholeheartedly. I am choosing to be at peace and bring peace with me today.