National Single Parent Day is a day to honor single parents who work hard to make ends meet against all odds. Single Parent Advocate suggests a few ideas for those who would like to know
Taking care of your health should be your first priority. If you as a man can’t, don’t, or won’t take care of yourself, then there is no possible way you can adequately take care of those around you.
Life can restart on that new shore only if we work together to weather the storm and arrive on the shore able to live in that new world to be built. ...The only thing we know for sure is that showers will come, showers will go, and every time things will be washed away and things will grow. We just have to be prepared to capture the rain, tie down the tools, and plant the things we want to grow in the seasons to follow the showers. ....Faith is eating and exercising as you know you should do without fail while hope is the goal you set for yourself to achieve and keep.
Your health and willingness to care for it will greatly determine how much of your precious time is wasted and to what extent you make a lasting impact in the history of the world around you, the world as a whole, and the unending record of eternity.
It is SO important that we do not isolate and we don't teach our kids to isolate...Friends and family often have a hard time when they cannot be there for one another, especially if everyone is facing challenges. Be sure to manage expectations, and take the high road. Be vulnerable and love first, empathize and find a hand up from people who care more than you know :).
here are a number of mindfulness-based strategies that can temporarily calm us when fear is strong.