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My First Ever Blog

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I am a newbie to blogging and never saw myself doing it, but here goes.... I would like to give myself another venue for positive thinking and feedback because times can get really tough and I could use all the help I can get. I feel as if I try to be superwoman on a daily basis and there are days I grow just absolutely sick of all I put on myself.

I am a single parent and when it comes down to working full time, thinking about going back to school for myself, bringing my daughter around to all of her activities and getting all of her homework done, cooking, cleaning, juggling debt and finances on a tight budget in a horrible economy, and then being there for friends and family as well it gets exhausting. This is a stressful society to live in, and I definitely tend to learn things the hard way. I have had my share of rough days, but we all have. My point is, we could all use a little help sometimes. I want to be a better friend and listener, and I also am trying to learn how and when to ask for help because I never was too keen on this action before. I am so glad to have exercise as an outlet for my stress now because that in itself has made a huge difference. Anyone with any suggestions on how to balance all of these things feel free to add your advice. How do you balance work and home as a single parent??? This would be the big one. I also would like to add a few motivational quotes and pictures I found today that made me feel uplifted and I will be keeping handy. I am starting to get into the habit of surrounding myself with images like these. It helps to combat the negative feelings and stress I have been feeling. Much love and peace to all in your day :) -Sarah

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  • SWADE1007
    Thanks everyone for the encouragement and advice. I like the ideas of small goals because that helps it from becoming overwhelming. Glad to get the feedback :)
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  • no profile photo CD11085420
    We all start somewhere!
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  • YOITLE
    So glad you posted a blog! I really hope it helps siphon off some of the stress along with the exercise. You sure do have a lot to cope with. I think the SP advice in this case is look for small goals to achieve. I don't know how old your daughter is, but if she's got homework, you might be able to work out a situation with her where she becomes increasingly responsible for those parts of the homework that are rightly hers like setting aside the time to do it in a timely manner, getting notices and announcements to you, etc. With her activities, what are the chances of taking it in turn to carpool or be the designated driver every so often? Sounds like the No. 1 item, is how to convince yourself that it is okay to ask for help whether from your daughter, other parents or relatives. Wishing you the best and that 2012 is a great year for you.
    3369 days ago
  • KEK_KEISH
    I just want to applaud you for sharing.. that is a great outlet source in itself!!
    As to your other problems, I'm sure you will get some great advice from those who can relate. In any regards, I wish you well in finding balance & look forward to reading more of your blogs.. take care!
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  • LUCINDARW
    I was a single Mother of a 10 year old. It brought many challenges but I made it with the help of my wonderful parents. They were there when I couldn't be. Try not to let anything stand in your way of asking for help or a little relief from too busy situations. Most people understand these days and are willing to help. Hang in there time goes by so fast. Like your sayings in your blog. Keep up the good work and good luck to you. emoticon
    3369 days ago
  • CHANGING-TURTLE
    emoticon emoticon TO BEING A SINGLE PARENT!! YOU HAVE THE HARDEST JOB AROUND AND I BET YOU ARE DOING A GOOD JOB, RIGHT?
    I WAS A SINGLE MOM I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS, AND YOU KNOW WHAT I MISS THOSE DAYS, NOW IT IS JUST ME AND THE HUBBY TO BE AND I AM RETIRED.
    I WOULD GIVE ANY THING FOR A HOUSEFUL OF RUG RATS. SO REMEMBER THE HIGH LIGHTS OF YOUR DAYS AND ENJOY THOSE LITTLE ONES TAKE CARE emoticon emoticon
    3369 days ago
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