Be careful of time stealers. We can never get our time back. These may be people, entertainment, unexpected interruptions that are minor, etc. Set a plan, focus on the task at hand, and execute it. As single parents, time is very precious to us. Do you have to sign up for that thing? Does your kid have to be in that thing? No. There is only one of you. And if you have free time, spend some with the ones who matter most and take time to relax and prepare for the journey ahead. Balance and finding balance as a single parent can seem impossible. But, it isn’t. Usually, we have some time stealers present, and we have to learn to let them go.
Are you someone’s time stealer? Or, are you allowing your time to be stolen? Think about it. On the journey of life, we must do our best to make the most impact. Time is a precious commodity.
Time stealers knocking on your door? Don’t answer! You’ve got a family to raise and a mark to make!
Do It Anyway- Kaydy
Question: If you give all of you away without being replenished, what good is that? Exactly. Rest is key. It is not selfish to rest. It is not selfish to say no. It is being responsible when you see that to take care of everyone else, you must first take care of you.
As single parents, we are masters are doing a million things at once, running on empty, and holding down the fort. But, every now and again, we’ve got to snap out of it and find balance. When you do this five things occur:
1. You are happier
2. Everyone one else is happy you’re happy
3. You get recharged to take on the next task
4. You get time to think about a better more simple way to do life
5. You are improving your health by reducing stress thus improving your ability to be around longer for the ones you love
So, when was the last time you took some “me time”? Loads to do, places to go, and people to see? Life is short. Do It Anyway!
Just thinking before I turn in for the night how some of my proudest moments came after some really hard-fought battles. Lesson: Life is no bed of roses, people will not be nice to you because you’re nice to them, and wishes are wastes of time unless you do something with them. But, you can win. I did. See, that’s the thing- it’s hard but once we stand up to the storm, it stops. Whatever your storm- financial issues, work issues, family, etc., look it in the eye and say “I won’t back down.”.
Fight for you!
Push through the storm!
Smile when you feel like crying.
It’ll get better. I promise.
Life is hard…
Do It Any Way!