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Time Management Tips for Single Parents

 Posted on July 06, 2018 in Family Law

IL divorce lawyerIf you are a single parent, you may find time management challenging. Fortunately, we have compiled this handy list of time management skills to help you save time and stress as you follow your parenting plan and try to juggle your other duties.

1. Do Not Be a Perfectionist

You should accept the fact that there is no such thing as a perfect parent. By trying to be perfect, you can add more stress to your life. Rather than being a perfectionist, strive to be good enough. If you forget to do something or are unable to complete a task, tell yourself it is okay and move on.

2. Opt for Grocery Delivery

Shopping for groceries can take up a great deal of your precious time and energy. If you would prefer to skip the grocery store every week, consider investing in a grocery delivery service. You can order your groceries online and have them delivered right to your doorstep.

3. Assign Chores to Your Children

There is nothing wrong with asking your children to help you with household chores. Do not be afraid to ask them to help you unload the dishwasher, clean the bathrooms, vacuum, or perform any other task that will allow you to check something off your to-do list. Assigning chores will also teach your children how to work hard and live responsibly.

4. Text Rather Than Call Your Ex

Texting is faster than calling. Therefore, you should text rather than call your ex when arranging custody pick up or sharing crucial information about your children. Texting can also help you avoid arguments.

5. Say No

If you are asked to volunteer at your children’s school or have the opportunity to work overtime, do not be afraid to say no. Remember that you cannot do everything and always being a “yes” person can lead to unnecessary stress.

6. Make Time for Yourself

Once a day or once a week, designate some time to enjoy an activity of your choosing. Whether it is a night out with friends, a warm bath, or a manicure, an activity that allows you to unwind, relax, and make the most out of life can improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

Contact Our DuPage County Divorce Lawyers

If you would like some more advice on how to manage your time as a single parent or have questions about your separation or divorce, do not hesitate to reach out to our highly skilled DuPage County divorce lawyers at Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices.



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