Being a single mom is fucking hard, especially when you’re a single mom in recovery. It’s not easy trying to cope with the hardships of life while also dealing with your own personal struggles. But it doesn’t have to be this way – being a single mother and recovering from addiction can be an empowering experience if you take the time to set yourself up for success. Here are some tips that can help make your journey easier:
1) Take care of yourself first: Self-care should always come before anything else. Make sure you get enough rest, eat healthy meals and find ways to relax and de-stress. Taking care of yourself will put you in the best possible position for success, both in your recovery and as a single mother.
2) Reach out for help: Don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends, family or even professionals if you need it. There are many organizations and support groups available for single mothers in recovery that can provide emotional and practical support.
3) Get organized: Having a plan and being organized will make things much easier. Take the time to create a daily schedule and set yourself manageable goals. This will ensure that you stay on track with both your parenting duties and recovery process.
4) Prioritize your relationships: Being a single mom can be lonely at times, so take the time to nurture important relationships in your life – whether it’s family, friends or other moms in similar situations. Having people to talk to and lean on can make a world of difference.
Being a single mother in recovery is no easy task, but it doesn’t have to be an impossibility either. With the right mindset and strategies, you can make it work for you and come out on top. Don’t be afraid to take risks and ask for help – you’re stronger than you think!
“Some days she has no idea how she will do it. But every single day. It still gets done“
“Being a single parent is hard but I’d rather do it by myself then with someone who doesn’t want to”
“Being a single parent while trying to recover yourself mentally and emotionally is one of the hardest things you will ever do”
“To be a good parent while my heart was breaking was one of the hardest things I have ever done”
SHE REMEMBERED WHO SHE WAS AND THE GAME CHANGED
Man do these hit home. I hope every one of you know how bad ass and worthy you are.