Many single parent families struggle to survive. Most have the will to be successful but few have the tools. If you have the right attitude and discipline, you can and will achieve success. The first step is creating habits and conditions conducive to a successful mindset (see Success Forming Habits Part 1) and the next step is putting it into practice and adding new ideas to your routine.
No matter how busy you are, if you have the drive, passion and discipline, you will succeed at achieving what you set out to do but easier said than done.
As single parents, like everyone else, we can easily get distracted by so many things during the day as we juggle, multi-task and divide our limited time amongst the many tasks we have to do during the day. Unlike the dual income, couple parent families, you don’t have the financial means, the time and the extra set of hands to help you get things done. So it is even more critical for you to stay focused, disciplined and motivated.
Some full-time working parents may find themselves torn between work and family commitments. Though the demands of the job depends on the nature of the work and industry, in most cases a desire for career advancement usually requires increased work hours and more time away from family and personal life. How does a working parent cope?
Who says being a mom is easy? It is enjoyable (most times), but not easy. If I only paid attention in home economics class during family planning week in high school, I probably would have thought twice about having a family especially at a young age. But when you’re in, you have to dive in with both feet. The kind of journey you have is what you make it out to be. So far, mine has been interesting to say the least.
After a divorce, everything will change – some to a lesser degree than others. Unless you embrace the change and expect a challenge ahead, you, as a single parent, will have an uphill battle to fight.
The days are finally getting longer again and it’s time to break out of the humdrum of winter. Spring is a season of growth and development and it is a great time to renew and recharge your SELF.
When you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and stressed from the incredible amount of responsibility of a single parent, it’s time to take a break!
You get home from a long day of work – you’re tired and hungry and just want to put your feet up and relax, but you can’t. You have to begin your other full-time job – parenting. You have dinner to cook, homework to complete with kids or diaper to change, dishes and cleaning to do. As a parent, your job really doesn’t end until the kids have been completely settled in bed. Where does a parent begin to define what a balanced life is when we all just strive to get through the day!