She told me she felt as though her DNA was dying, and emphatically denied she wasn’t a striking person; she needed to come back home and feel well again. I have felt the same the last few years, I advised her.
“Peace,” she advised me. “I’ve peace, finally. And I wish this on everybody.”
Baseball was a big anchor for us. When my son plays, the world only seems right again.
Baseball has been a huge anchor for us during seasons of stress and change.
Lean on Others
Just because you’re a single parent doesn’t mean that you need to do everything yourself. Any remorse that comes to the surface doesn’t arise from a spot of justification — trust me. Combine a support group for single parents. Telephone on trusted loved ones or even ask friends or neighbors for help. I have, and they’ve been incredibly supportive to me personally.
Another single mom guide :
Life as a Single Mom with No Family: Best Survival Tips to Live By
Love on Your Kids
Everything you give to others you may strengthen on your own. Loving in your children and being paid attention to in the moment is I think what our kids really want. When life is out of equilibrium, this will feel like a burden. When your life is in check, this will feel like a present.
Be Honest With Your Children
It’s fine to tell your kids if you are having a lousy day. I remember a couple of years back Liam found me crying after I received some bad news. Sometimes Mommies cry, is what I told him and left it at that. He gave me a kiss.
To lower your stress and truly live well, how might you change toward flourishing rather than simply surviving? What could you do?