Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed and don’t know what to do about it?
I get it, life as a single mom certainly has it’s challenges and sometimes, it can just feel like too much, right?
So how can you make your daily reality easier and more relaxed?
Here are my tips:
1. Accept help
I gotta be honest, I take pride in the fact that I can do many things myself. I hardly ask for help and when I do, I feel uncomfortable. However, life is so much easier when you simply reach out and ask for another pair of hands, a few hours of a friend’s time, a shoulder to lean on. So, reach out, ask for help and when someone offers it, accept it. It might feel difficult at first, but you’ll be so much more relaxed and sane in the long run.
2. Build a network of babysitters
We all need babysitters and when you’re a single mom, you sometimes need help – urgently. So, build a network of babysitters that you trust, can call up anytime and that your child feels comfortable with. Don’t just stick with one, but have a few on hand, so that you don’t have to go into a small nervous breakdown should you have to work an hour late or are stuck in traffic on your way home from gym.
3. Look for role models
I’m a career girl. I want to create something big and meaningful and being a single mom, I was scared that I wouldn’t be able to build my business as fast and as big as I had planned.
However, when I looked around and searched for single mom role models, I found so many beautiful examples of women who are kicking ass in business and in life. Have you found your role models yet? If not, do so. It’ll help you along the way when you feel uninspired and overwhelmed. [Read more…]