Juggling Your Life As A Single Parent
It’s not unusual for people to hold down more than one job to makes ends meet in today’s world; as a single parent this can be even more difficult. Whether you’re going through a divorce with your former partner or have already gone through a divorce and custody battle, having to go from splitting up the family responsibilities to holding the world on your shoulders can be jarring. You’re going to have to figure out things like day care and carpooling to get the kids to school on time on top of juggling your job and personal life. If you feel like you need to breathe into a paper bag, you’re not alone. Here are some tips for you to keep in mind to help you effectively manage your time and still have time to pick up that novel you’ve been trying to finish at the end of the day.
Feel Like You’re In A Circus Act? It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re a little green behind the ears in terms of being a single parent. Your children are your priority here. If you’re job is preventing you from providing the best environment you can for your kids then maybe it’s time to rethink your current path of employment. This is difficult for parents who are in their careers and have to start rethinking their strategy. If you’re a successful real estate agent and all of a sudden the time you had to show property and see clients is cut in half, this can cause some serious issues and needs to be addressed so you can continue to work and care for your child; it’s necessary to explore your options on this if you want to maintain the life your children need.
Wake Up Call. Some single parents out there may find that they need to give their life an overhaul to make everything run smoothly. What does this mean? It means something else for everyone. In a nutshell, this might mean that you need to move to a different neighborhood, get a more economic vehicle, switch shifts around at your job or adjust your social and/or romantic agenda to properly take care of your children’s needs. Whatever the case, doing what’s necessary isn’t always fun but the end result is what’s important.
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