Exercise is self-care with an increased heart rate.

Using exercise as self-care, Alifeleadsimply

Exercise is a powerful tool, and it can become even more powerful if you include it as part of your self-care routine. Self-care is all about taking care of yourself to ensure you have enough energy, life satisfaction and overall happiness to enable you to take care of others. Without self-care, you will only be an empty shell unable to be there for anybody, including yourself


Asking for help doesn’t make you weak – it reveals strength, even when you don’t feel strong

Asking for help makes you strong, Alifeleadsimply single parenting advice

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. This I have known for ages, sure you have also come upon this nugget. Yet we still feel incapable of reaching out and admitting that we, maybe, cannot do this alone. Why is it that we easily offer and give help to others, but asking for ourselves seem to be the taboo? And why do we see ourselves as less capable when asking?


Separation

Separation, Alifeleadsimply single mama

To say that I have been going through a hard season would be an understatement. Having no previous first-hand experience with my marriage crumbling and dissolving, I have not known what to expect, at all. I remember vaguely standing on the sidelines when my parents’ marriage ended, but that feels like asking someone to do open-heart surgery when all they have ever done is watched a video of the procedure taking place.


4 ways single moms can defeat overwhelm

4 ways single moms can defeat overwhelm, Alifeleadsimply single mom single mama parenting advice

Being a PARENT can be overwhelming. Taking the responsibility of another tiny life on your shoulders can not NOT be overwhelming, right? Now try to do that as a solo parent – being the only one responsible for the day-to-day safety, security, happiness, and health of those tiny human beings. In that case, the word OVERWHELM doesn’t even start to describe how you feel.


Capsule wardrobe: Minimise your wardrobe without minimising your style

Capsule wardrobe - how to keep your style, Alifeleadsimply single mom hacks for productivity and keeping sane

In essence, it is a paired down closet that consists, in its entirety, of 30 to 50 pieces of clothing. The clothing items have been chosen to fit and pair with all of the other items, allowing you to create outfits from any top and bottom that you choose. Sounds awesome right? Right – it is. But I will also agree that the whole concept can seem a bit confining.