Mother’s are the prime source of encouragement to their kids, but what more if a mom is a single-mom who mange everything and anything that comes up to her family, all the needs that she need to fulfill and all the wants that she have to provide. The challenge is if you are a single-mom who works 24/7 at home and at the office – some might think it is terrifying but for mom’s who’s been the family’s core will never ever feel that.
Remember – no one said that being a single mom was easy. Many individual think they know what it feels like to be a single mom not until you as a person actually setting foot to be one. You can’t really know how complicated their life is.
Tips on how a single mom can juggle it all:
- Building your “N-O” boundaries with your kids
During the process of divorce or being left alone, you as a single mom may create enormous guilt for yourself and for your kids. But it doesn’t mean that you have to say yes all the time to any of your kid’s request. It also doesn’t mean that you have to feel like a mean mom when you say no. Being firm to whatever your decision is okay – keep that in mind.
- Make time for yourself
You have a lot of things to do, prioritizing you to-do list can be challenging – that is for sure. Frequently”me-time” activities end up way down at the bottom of you things-to-do, worse situation is you really don’t have time for yourself. Make a list that is reasonable and include at least a day for yourself.
- Engage your village
Delegating duties is one of the gift you have to give to yourself. If you are on the process of divorce proceedings, consider on how you can create a custody arrangement to the father of your kids. Allow them to be with their father and allow yourself to have time for it.
- Expand your time clock
This might be impossible right? But you can stretch your time by checking your list and note what is the most important to you and create your life’s road map. Once you have determined the things you want to do, you can now evaluate and eliminate everything that do not get you to your ultimate destination.
- Live the guilt-free life
Always remember that your top priority is you children. But you still have to take care of yourself too.