What single parents may do to take care of themselves during the pandemic
Ask for help from someone you know.
When you need help, don't be afraid to ask. As a single parent, you must always ask your friends and family for help. Asking a friend for help will help you through everything, even if you're having difficulty making time for yourself. Take a moment to recognise your feelings and share your problems and struggles. This will only make you feel better.
You did a good job, and you should be kind to yourself.
In the end, every parent thinks they haven't done enough. As a single parent, you may feel it more because you can't pay for everything. You may feel guilty for what you did, but don't focus on that. Instead, think about what you have done for your child. Don't give yourself a hard time as a reward for your hard work. It would be best if you didn't blame yourself for not being enough because this pandemic has been complex on all of us.
Take care of your body and your mind.
Keep your own body and mind in mind while taking care of your child during this pandemic. Spend money on health checks and pay attention to your mental health. Eat well and treat your body well. During times of stress, do exercises and yoga to calm your nerves. You can also spend some time on your own, which will help you relax.
Many people have been stressed and anxious because of this pandemic, and it should be a top priority to deal with it. Because a single parent has to work twice as hard to raise a child, self-care is essential and should not be forgotten.