Self Care for Single Moms


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  • Have you been taking care of yourself lately? How can you take care of your inner self? Have you learned how to balance your life?
  • What other negative things have you heard about self-care? Who are the people who say these things? Do you feel guilty when you take time out for yourself?
  • What are your current priorities? How many hats are you wearing? List the 3 most important or fulfilling things you want to do/be/have. ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________
  • Do you have a place to run to when you are overwhelmed? What people, activities, or things can you get rid of in your life right now? Do you know the art of meditation?
  • Do you remember the dreams you had when you were a kid? How many times in your life have you written your dreams down? Write down one dream and then break it down into smaller pieces. ________________________________________________ When do you want to complete your goals?
  • Would you say that all your friends are positive people? How often do you talk to your friends considering your busy life?
  • Self Care for Single Moms

    1. 1. Self-Care for Single Moms Taking care of others begins with taking care of you!
    2. 2. Inside and Out <ul><li>Self-care is about paying attention to the person you are </li></ul><ul><li>The inside is just as important as the outside </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing your life is essential to extreme self-care </li></ul>
    3. 3. Self-Care Lies <ul><li>There are several myths about self-care: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s selfish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s counter-productive </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Life Priorities <ul><li>To prevent being overwhelmed you must prioritize your life. </li></ul><ul><li>Is it really necessary to be a part of the PTA, be the class mom, and organize the community bazaar? </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the 3 most important/fulfilling things in your life and commit to those activities </li></ul>
    5. 5. Two Steps Back <ul><li>Walk (or run) away for a little while to prevent mental and emotional overload </li></ul><ul><li>Delete unfulfilling activities, people, and things from your life </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to take deep breathes </li></ul>
    6. 6. Big Dreams - Bold Goals <ul><li>Never be afraid of your dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that “before the reality comes the dream” </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Next break your dreams down into goals </li></ul><ul><li>Set a timeframe to accomplish your goals </li></ul>
    7. 7. Friendship First <ul><li>Having positive friends is priceless </li></ul><ul><li>A conversation with a good friend can wipe away the blues </li></ul><ul><li>Guard your friendships </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of your friends </li></ul><ul><li>Listen as much as you talk </li></ul>
    8. 8. Relish Your Freedom <ul><li>You are free to make decisions independently, enjoy it! </li></ul><ul><li>Take your position very seriously and make good decisions for yourself and your children </li></ul><ul><li>Plan a vacation, your future, or a meal with abandon </li></ul>
    9. 9. Mistakes = Valuable Life Lessons <ul><li>Avoid repeating them in the future </li></ul><ul><li>You will save yourself from much aggravation </li></ul><ul><li>You can make different life affirming choices </li></ul><ul><li>Your mistakes make great lessons for your children </li></ul>
    10. 10. Forgive yourself <ul><li>Forgiving yourself releases guilt </li></ul><ul><li>When you forgive yourself you can forgive others easily </li></ul><ul><li>Move forward in a positive way </li></ul>
    11. 11. Uniquely You <ul><li>You were born for something special. </li></ul><ul><li>Begin the journey of self-discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in activities that you enjoy </li></ul><ul><li>Try new things at appeal to you </li></ul><ul><li>Follow your unique path </li></ul>
    12. 12. Private Pleasures <ul><li>Do the things you enjoy </li></ul><ul><li>All work and no play make life much too stressful </li></ul><ul><li>List all of your favorite things and do them daily, weekly, or monthly </li></ul>
    13. 13. Pampered Princess <ul><li>Lavish yourself with wonderful smelling fragrances </li></ul><ul><li>Take a bubble bath </li></ul><ul><li>Get a massage </li></ul><ul><li>Get your nails done </li></ul><ul><li>You can do many inexpensive things for you each week. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Lighten Up <ul><li>Do not be too hard on yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Being human means that you will not be perfect </li></ul><ul><li>Accept yourself and move ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Laugh at yourself </li></ul>
    15. 15. Personality Positive <ul><li>Find out your personality style </li></ul><ul><li>Discovering your personality style is a first step to discovering who you are </li></ul><ul><li>Take personality tests online </li></ul><ul><li>Read all about yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Love yourself with all your flaws </li></ul>
    16. 16. Self-Care is Caring for Others <ul><li>There is no guilt in self care. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not a selfish act but a very generous act of love to the people around you. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Self-Care is Crucial <ul><li>We all know that if “mama ain’t happy, then nobody’s happy”. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking care of yourself equips you to take care of others out of a sense of abundance and peace rather than resentment and anger. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Get More Information <ul><li>Secret #1 of Successful Single Motherhood is extreme self-care </li></ul><ul><li>Get more information and learn how to follow the previous steps with your very own Single Mom Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Visit for the details or contact Samantha at </li></ul>
    19. 19. Hear Samantha Speak <ul><li>Samantha Gregory is available to speak to your single mom or women’s group about self-care, life enrichment, and successful living. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact her via email at [email_address] or call 706-405-4549 </li></ul>
    20. 20. Read the book <ul><li>Read 100 Secrets of Successful Single Motherhood online right now! or </li></ul><ul><li>Buy hard cover edition now at and submit your order! </li></ul>