Life Plan, Passion, Personal Development, Self Care, Self-Direction, Single Parent, Taking a Stand / January 12, 2018

HOW DO YOU START FINDING TIME FOR YOU

 

Let’s do the math here and you quickly realize, this; 24  Hours in a day ( minus) – 8 Hours at work; – 2 Hours in the car for work; – 1 1/2 Hours in the car for drop offs and pick up; – 3 Hours used to get yourself and family ready in the morning and at night; – 2 Hours attending your child’s school events and 2 Hours cooking and cleaning up; what’s left mom?

Finding more time in the day is such a challenging task. It’s the same for every mother; single mom or not, we are constantly balancing work, family and play time for our children but not investing enough time for ourselves.

I find time for birthday parties, playdate, camping trips, drop off and pick up for basketball, football practice and trips to the barbershop to get their haircut but for momma to get her hair done, na wahala (wahala means ‘this is a problem”). I usually end up scheduling at the least 3 appointments before finally getting it done, and that’s if I get it done at all.

Are you thinking this never happens to me, then, this post is not for you. But if this sounds like you, then, the new plan is to create time for you by speaking up at home.

We all get the same 24 hours in a day no one has enough time, we all create it.

Let’s do the math here and you quickly realize, this; 24  Hours in a day ( minus) – 8 Hours at work; – 2 Hours in the car for work; – 1 1/2 Hours in the car for drop offs and pick up; – 3 Hours used to get yourself and family ready in the morning and at night; – 2 Hours attending your  child’s school events and 2 Hours cooking and cleaning up; what’s left mom?

As you start to fit in you; hobbies, side hustle, exercise, eating healthy and meditation and/or prayer you will notice that creating and finding time becomes easier for you.

I hope you’ll discover that more time equals joy, alignment of flow and  a form of balance.

 

4 WAYS TO START

  1. Schedule a day for self-care on your calendar.
  2. Have a meeting with kids (and hubby) let them know that when you are in the house or out of the house on said day from X time to Y time it’s for the self-care of you.
  3. Explain to your kids that once momma finishes her self-care she will join in the family activity and spend quality time with them.
  4. Assign chores and activities, while you are working to keep them busy.

 

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Article update – 1/11/2018

 

 

Sincerely in Joy,

Gloria

 

gloria

Encouragement from an optimistic single mom.

Life changed for me in 2008, and since then it has been an adventure.
I have learnt to love the road I am on, and smell the roses while driving on it too.

I believe that standards of living can change without a moment’s notice, affecting our old way of life.

That Passion can die, and be reignited again.

I found my passion and It’s writing and the story behind it.

I’m super passionate about hospitality, leadership and finance.

I am a single mom of boys who wants to change the world through a smile and genuine service.

I own up to the fact that I make an awesome follower.

I encourage and I inspire. I write, I blog, sometimes – I lead well, and sometimes I follow badly. But the important thing is to get started.

I recently met Simon Sinek, the Start with Why Guy and and so continue to inspire the world.

Email me for a free 20 minute chat or to help you on your way to your Why.

Teafor2andacrowd@gmail.com

from my heart, xoxoxo

GM

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