(quote) Tricia-877261 said: Question for all the parents:
What do you do for self care?
How often do you give yourself time for self care?
I'm a mommy, therapist to felons, and I'm done for the day. I feel like when I do take time out for myself I'm still tired and then broke from having spent the money; massage, nails, hair.
Just thought I'd ask and get some advice from my fellow single parents?
I absolutely schedule it...and unless there's illness/dire emergency....I work around it for everything else.
After my schedules for all 7 kids/teens are pretty established for the semester/sports/dance rehearsal season..I find the LONGEST period of time...that I could possibly be free...after work...etc., and I BLOCK schedule...Back to back eautician/nail tech in that same time period...if it's too long a time to be away...I try to do back to back appointments...one day and next day...so that my month ticks along....and I am not making 16,000 appts-too much!
Hope this helps... I have learned to ask for pickup/dropoff help THAT ONE DAY, too.
I do not ask for help generally since these 7 are my responsibility...but i do scout out help if I am cutting it close time wise to get across town....just on that one "time for me" day!
It makes me feel so much more like a person in addition to mother/professional...and it does soooo give me a lift! I can spoil myself! It feels great...just that one set of appointments! :)