Tackling responsibilities as a single mother seems like a never ending to-do list. Between juggling tasks for your children, to taking care of yourself, it seems like it’s impossible to equally balance them both – and one thing between the two is more than likely to suffer.
If you’re in serious need of ways to establish time for yourself as a single mother – so that you can pour into your wellness, and ultimately pour back into your children. Don’t worry, we’ve got some tangible solutions for you!
Take Time For Yourself Each Day
Remember that it’s important to take a breather each day. Whether that’s just five minutes, or an entire hour. Taking that time to breathe, relax, and bask in deep silence can make all the difference between a stressful, hectic day and a more peaceful day. Doing this allows you to silence your brain, gather your thoughts and just be. Practice this in small increments each day, or if you’re lucky, take an entire hour to yourself.
Bring The Spa To You
Self care really does work wonders. If you’re dont have the money or time to hit the spa then bring the spa to you. Grab some at-home facial masks, some luxurious body creams, and some essentials for a nice bubble bath and get to work. Even if it’s just for thirty minutes, pampering yourself at home can be a great way to relax and feel rejuvenated.
Get Serious About Your Bedtime
Juggling your children, work and at-home responsibilities can be exhausting. And the most vital time that we have to recover from our daily chores is at night when we sleep. Get serious about setting a standard bedtime routine for each night. Try to establish going to sleep by a certain time and see what a difference it makes in your mood and energy.
Invest In Services That Free Up Your Time
As a woman, we can easily get burdened by the feeling or ideology that we have to do it all. But remember, it’s okay to not be a superwoman all the time. If you have the extra money, invest in a service that can free up your time. Whether that’s a laundry service, or an at-home cleaning service, investing in something that can take at least one chore off your hands can really make all the difference in having some much needed time to relax and regroup. Plus, who wouldn’t want someone else doing their laundry?
Don’t Be Afraid To Accept Help From Family And Friends
Don’t feel like you have to go it alone. Just because you’re a single parent doesn’t mean that you’re in it by yourself. If you’re co-parenting with your ex-partner, allow them the time to step in and play their part with important responsibilities related to your children. And if you’re not co-parenting, don’t be afraid to lean on your family and friends. Chances are they want to be of help to you. It doesn’t hurt to accept that every now and again. Remember doing this service for you, is doing a service for your children.