How to Grow Beyond Strong as a Single Mom

Take back your power.

Karen karen
Jun 1, 2019 · 12 min read

LIFE DECIDES?

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1. LEARN TO LISTEN

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“The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.”
― Alfred Brendel

Exercise Tip:

Listen to your inner self.

2. PRIORITIZE

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Exercise tip:

Wake up every morning 15 minutes before the children and write a few lines in a new journal. Any notebook will do.

3. RIP OFF THE LABEL

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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

— Anais Nin

Let go of people that don’t help you move forward positively.

Exercise tip:

If you can’t spend time with close friends because they don’t understand, then get in touch with local organizations where other moms are experiencing the same thing.

4. GROW

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Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.

— Maya Angelou

Know that you are capable.

Exercise tip:

Make a list of forgotten thoughts, dreams, and ideas.

OPEN YOURSELF UP

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Exercise tip:

How to open yourself up to others:

  • Wake up a bit earlier on the weekend and explore a new park to go for a run while pushing the stroller. Check google maps for new areas you’re not familiar with around where you live.
  • Depending on the age of your children, pack a simple picnic, a few games and relax by the seaside or countryside.

IMPLEMENTING CHANGE

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