Do you practice affirmations? It’s been a part of my routine since a few months into the pandemic when I started focusing on my mindset. I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude for the past couple of weeks, with Thanksgiving fast approaching, it was no surprise why. Keeping that in mind, I’ve been having a few conversations about how disability is perceived from how far we come and how far we still need to go. Disability still has such a negative connotation to it despite the fact that 2022 is coming to a close so I wanted to do something a little different, something that seems to be needed: gratitude affirmations about disability for women with disabilities.
20 Gratitude Affirmations For Women With Disabilities
- I am Grateful for the lessons in strength and resilience that my disability has taught me.
- I am grateful for the unique experiences being a disabled person gives me
- I surround myself with amazing people who don’t mind if I have to change the plans sometimes and I am grateful for them
- I welcome the abundance of good things happening in my life with a grateful heart
- I am grateful for those I have met and connected with in the disability community
- My disability doesn’t have to stop from the life I want, I just have to take a few different steps to get there
- My disability may make life harder at times, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t an amazing life and for that I am grateful
- There are setbacks, but I choose to focus on all that I have accomplished knowing that my disability is part of that journey.
- I take responsibility for where I am in all areas of my life, but I am grateful for the lessons learned as I take steps towards the life I want.
What was your experience with landing your first job or internship? Did you struggle to build your resume or land a job? If so, you are not alone. A disability doesn’t mean you have no value in the workforce despite what many would have us believe. I like to use these gratitude affirmations to help remind me that even if I’m not exactly where I want to be career wise, if I keep moving I can get there. A few of them are geared toward working in disability advocacy because I know that I wouldn’t have had the idea if I wasn’t disabled and it’s okay to be positive about that.
- I’m thankful that my disability is leading me to a career I love
- I’m am thankful for all of the people who have encouraged me and my career goals
- Though many believe my disability means I won’t be able to have a fulfilling career, I’m grateful for my journey up to this point and I know that it is just beginning
- I know that one day my hard work will pay off in a job I love and for that I am grateful
- There are many opportunities to a job then career I love with my disability and I welcome them with abundance
Self-love is a tough one because disability or not I believe that we can all work on it, after all we’re always kinder to someone else than we would be to ourselves, for some reason. This time, be kind to yourself because you deserve kindness. You are worth it
- My disabled body isn’t perfect but I’m thankful for the journey it has led me on
- Disabled doesn’t equal incapable
- Having a disability makes me different, not wrong, there is nothing wrong with me
- There will be days that my body is telling me to take a moment to rest, it’s not weakness when I listen, it’s strength
- My disability doesn’t detract from my worth
- There may be many things that I need help with, but I’m grateful for all that I’m able to do unassisted and look forward to the times when I can add things to the list
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The meaning behind disability is beyond negative despite all that various members of the disability community have achieved. Disability in those terms means that you won’t be able to have an amazing life with friends, family work, style, but there are various examples that illustrate just how false that viewpoint is. My life with my disability isn’t perfect by any means, but my disability is a part of me and I wont try to overcome it or pretend it’s not a contributing factor in some aspects of my life. I am grateful (most days) for the impact living with a disability has on my perceptions and it’s okay to feel that way. This November I’m living in a gratitude mindset and that includes my disability.
Affirmations can help you replace negative self-talk and keep you focused on your goals whatever they may be. I’ve only been practicing mindset work for a little over a year, but having this routine in place has helped immensely and why I specifically wanted to dedicate a piece of content to gratitude affirmations for women with disabilities. I hope that whether you are new to working on your mindset or just looking for more to add to your routine, you find these affirmations as helpful as I do.