sINGLE MOM cONFESSIONS
sINGLE MOM cONFESSIONS
Are you overwhelmed with the everyday task no matter how simple? You've been taking on too much, yet seem like you're getting nothing done. Try these self care tips for single moms and guide you to that peace of mind you crave.
Take a yoga class. . . or two
The best thing about yoga is that it's great for lowering stress levels and helps soothe the mind. If you think well it's probably not for me, I urge you to try it. Yoga is for men, women, children, teens, not matter the shape or size. Yoga is way more than just stretching and being flexible. I started yoga to help with my depression and anxiety; now I love going to therapeutic yoga every Tuesday.
Another great benefit of yoga is meditation. Meditation allows you to embrace serenity. All it takes is some quiet and a few minutes of alone time. Try to implement this into your daily routine. If you decide that yoga is not a good fit for you, then try exercising. Exercising is not only good for our physical health, but our mental health as well.
Take on your task in sections. Do not try to complete your to-do's in a day
There's never enough time in the day when you have work, parenting, and household chores to do. Not to mention helping the kids with their homework, getting dinner set and baths done. When you just think about that to-do list, you can get discouraged and overwhelmed. Break up your chore list in sections to keep yourself from crashing.
Ask for Help
If you are a parent, especially a single one, learn the art of help. I finally learned to start asking for help. My children's grandparents are the bomb dot com! When I know I need a night to myself, especially to focus on my school assignments; I lean on them for that support. It wasn't easy at first. In the beginning, I felt like somewhat of failure not being able to be super mom.
Once I learned that it was okay to reach out to my family, I felt the weight of the world lift from my chest. When help is offered take it! Even when help isn't offered, ask. You will be thankful for it in the long run. Even if it's 1 or 2 hours, that's more hours than you had before.
Invest in a Planner.
I use a monthly planner to stay organized. I list all my bills on their due dates, so my brain doesn't go into overload trying to remember if this or that was paid. Along with my planner I use Intuits mint application which keeps you updated on what bills are due and what you have already paid. I have so much going on that I sometimes forget about some of the kids school projects and upcoming field trips, so having the planner helps with that too.
The most effective planner is multi-functional. Planners are also perfect for meal planning. When you're making out that grocery list, refer to what's missing from your pantry or fridge and the dinners you've penciled in to cook. I usually cook just about every other day. Sundays, leftovers for Monday and so on.
The only days I order out are Friday's and Saturday; this plan saves me a nice chunk of change. Depending on how you shop, cooking every other day does not deplete your stock and stretches it out. Now you're less stressed about your grocery bill.
You've got the information, now take action!
Now that we've gone over these tips, it's time for YOU to put them to action. Do you know that we are what we repeatedly do. Make a list of disposable stressors. Start by eliminating the unessential that takes up too much of your time with no value in return.
Keep a journal of your progress. Start by writing down where you are now and do a weekly or bi-weekly update. Let me know how your life has changed. Reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hello there! I'm Daisha Renee; single mom of 3, Netflix binger, foodie and lover of yoga. Here on the blog I provide practical solutions for single motherhood.
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