Strive To Thrive
Being a single mom is challenging. Better yet being a mom period is tough. I know like many of you, we wouldn’t change it for the world. Here I list tips on how I thrive as a single mom. Does this mean that I’m perfect? No but I made the conscious decision to grow each day. Tip one - Give yourself Grace. Sometimes as moms we’re super hard on ourselves. We tend to carry mommy guilt when we don’t get it right the first, second or third time. Truth is you’re going to get it wrong, you’re going to make mistakes but don’t allow that to make you feel any less about yourself. You’re a great mom. Tip two - Ask for help. It takes a village. I know your inner wonder woman wants to be super mom so bad but it’s okay to ask for help. Don’t try to do it alone. If you need that break, find a trusted babysitter and get your mommy time in. If you need some assistance, ASK!!!
Tip three - Stick with what works for you. Sometimes the human in us get caught up in how others are getting things done. What works for someone else may not work for you and that’s okay. Find and stick to the things tat
work for you. You got this! Tip four - Change your mindset. Sometimes we get wrapped up in our thoughts and began to feel like we’re alone. Every now and then I would get sad throughout my pregnancy because I just knew I was going to be by myself. Lies. There was and still is plenty of love and support around me. You’re never alone! Tip five - Keep God First. Putting my trust in God has soothed a lot of my pain and anxiety. Even when I don't feel at my best, God reminds me that he chose me. Sometimes he'll even send people my way to remind me. When you feel like giving up, look to him. When you're sad. Look to him. He will give you everything you need to succeed in this life.
Make the decision today to continue to work on yourself. Not only for your kid(s) but for you as well. You deserve that!