At the height of our family’s struggles with Vinnie’s eczema, I was in a dark place. There wasn’t a day that would pass when someone, friends, family, even strangers didn’t ask about his eczema, comment, or show some level of concern. At night, after the kids were asleep, I would sometimes cry. I was feeling hopeless, like a failure. I felt lost and alone, desperate for a solution and unsure if my efforts were making any progress at all.
Paired with making more mindful choices around our home and what I was using on Vin’s skin, I also made a shift in attitude. During these days, I became more aware of my thoughts and their power with what manifests in our lives. I know for many of you, this may sound a little “woo-woo” (Hey, Oprah!), but there is no harm in a little positive thinking.
Something I like to use are simple positive affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes. You can say them allowed, or inside your mind, or even write them down in a journal if you find that helpful.
Here are a few positive affirmations you may wish to try:
I know my skin is healing.
I know (child’s name) skin is healing.
I treat my skin with love.
I treat (child’s name) skin with love.
I trust the healing process.
My skin is healthy.
My (child’s name) skin is healthy.
Using positive affirmations can be a daily practice or perhaps whenever you think of it. Maybe, you will see its benefits and want to practice often. I feel it does help to align your objectives and assist you in moving in a good direction.
Do you have a positive affirmation practice? Is this something you have tried in another area of your life? I would love to hear your stories!