Don’t Forget to Take Care of Yourself
Being a single dad is tough work. Between your job and raising kids as a single dad, taking time for yourself is often hard.
Very few single dad’s have time to be in peak physical shape, but don’t cop out and let yourself go.
A healthy amount of exercise will go a long way towards ensuring you get the most out of your body and your life
This one is arguably more important than exercise. A healthy diet is key to longevity.
Besides, as a father you are a role model to your kids…. why would they eat their vegetables if you don’t.
Don’t Over Indulge
Let’s face it, as a single father you probably drink too much. Having gone through the collapse of a marriage carries a lot of baggage that never fully goes away. It’s so easy to just sit around on nights when you don’t have your kids and pound a few beers.
My advise is to control you consumption of liquor and other recreational substances. The last thing you want to do is develop a habit or a problem, you’ve got enough on your plate without adding addition.
Get Enough Sleep
To be honest this is one that is hard for me. Having a full time job, a side business and many hobbies result in many late nights.
Proper sleep is vital to a bodies ability to repair and recharge. Make sure you get at least 7 hours a night
Being a single dad, especially to young kids is a lonely job. It’s easy to not have time for a personal life. But it is something that should be a priority, community goes a long way towards mental health.
Also it’s much easier than you think. You don’t need 100 friends, 3 to 5 close ones are perfect. Try and get out at least twice a week.
Stimulate your Brain
Hobbies…. get a hobby. Building model airplanes, puzzles, musical instrument…. the list of possibilities is very long.
Find something you enjoy that can push your motor skills and your mental faculties while being something that relaxes you.
RELAX!!!! find time everyday to unwind. Whether it’s yoga, half hour of TV, video games, or even a long bath.
Find something that can be your go-to reset button, so you can decompress and reset
Focusing on these simple things will help bring balance to your crazy life
What things do you focus on to take care of yourself? Use the comments below.