Kaizen Wealth Life Transformation

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Personal Development Stress Tips for Single Moms

Stress Tips for Single Moms

Being a single parent may be common today, but that doesn't mean it's easy. Many single moms are experiencing dangerous levels of stress, and they don't see any way around it. 

Chronic stress is harmful to your body, mind and spirit. As a parent, you need to find positive ways to deal with the stress so you can be healthy for both your children and yourself.
 
With a little bit of planning, help, and effort, you can juggle being both the parent and provider of your family.
 
Here are some tips to help you combat the everyday stresses of being a single mom:
 
1.    Plan ahead. The best thing you can do when you're a single mom is to plan ahead. You'll find that the simple things in life that often cause the most stress can be managed or outright eliminated when you plan ahead.
  • Prepare meals in advance and freeze them until you're ready to use them.
  • Have everyone put out their clothes the night before and their shoes by the front door so getting the day started will be a breeze.
2.    Involve the kids. You can't do everything by yourself, so get your kids involved in getting things done. Any help that your kids are able to contribute will save you a lot of time and stress each day, plus it's teaching them the importance of responsibility and contributing to the family.
  • Teach them age-appropriate tasks like cleaning their room, doing laundry, making the grocery list, planning meals, cooking, taking out the trash, vacuuming, cleaning the bathrooms, and so on.
3.    Know your limits. When a friend, co-worker, or family member asks something of you that you know you can't do, say no. It may not make the other person happy, but knowing your limits can help you from being overworked unnecessarily.
  • If you don't respect your time, who else will?
4.    Create a support system. When you have people that you can turn to, you'll be able to release stress in a positive way. When you need a bit of reinforcement, it helps to know you can pick up the phone and call in backup!
  • Your support system might consist of family members and friends who are willing to listen to you vent or even help you around the house.
5.    Make time for yourself. Schedule at least 10 to 15 minutes just for you into each day. This time can even be for something simple, like painting your fingernails, taking a hot bath, or reading for pleasure.
  • Your alone time will refresh and revive you!
These are all very simple, yet effective, ways to deal with the stress of being a single parent. These tips won't do away with stress altogether, but they'll help you manage it in a way that will allow you to get things done and enjoy your life and kids.
 
Your kids will only be small for a short time, and you don't want to waste these years in a stressed out daze. Instead, take advantage of the here and now by incorporating these stress management tips into your life. It's easier than you think!
 
Please share your wealth insights with us on the article by adding your comment at the bottom.


If you like this article, please click on the `Digg` image below. I'd appreciate it!

Comments

B
i
u
Quote
Code
List
List item
URL
Name *
Email (For verification & Replies)
Code   
Submit Comment
 

Follow Me

 FB twitter


Personal Development Articles


Testimonial

Johann Bisschoff
I was desperate for change in my life for the renewed feeling that I experienced as a child, the feeling that I can do anything, and the lust of achieving big things. This is actually the truth but with growing up and not knowing all the universal truths and wisdoms, Read more...
Des Werner
For many years I have suspected that there must be an easier way. My whole family are very hard workers. Day after day my Dad would get up & go to work, just as his Dad had done for all of his life. The message that was passed down from generation to generation was “go to school, get good grades, study hard and go to university so you Read more...
Andre Quinlan
I have experienced minor but nevertheless profound changes over the past 7 weeks of the challenge. The main item I noticed was the importance of doing things every day in all the main areas of life. I probably neglected some areas before the challenge, certainly not giving enough attention to the relationships aspect, and I now contact friends Read more...
Steve Koekemoer
What an awesome experience of self discovery! WOW   I am honored that the Kaizen Challenge found me. Hannes, what an amazing man you are. The Kaizen challenge, like your other programs are so practical and easy to follow. I enjoyed every moment of it. How can you not be as successful Read more...
Louisa Langley
Everything I have written above within the timeframe has been achieved as again stated below and summarized in principle achievements. Yes! This is indeed the end of the 49 days, but actually it is the end of the Read more...