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December 26, 2022

6 Ways to Prepare for the New Year as a Single Mom

As the year comes to a close, it's a natural time to reflect on all that has happened over the past 12 months. It's been a difficult few years for many, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affecting nearly every aspect of our daily lives. But despite the challenges we've faced, there have also been moments of hope, resilience, and even joy. As we look back on the year, it's important to remember both the struggles and the triumphs, and to find ways to move forward with gratitude and determination.

Please know you don't have to end the year with the thought of what 2023 looks like.I don't want you to stress or get overwhelmed. It can be simple. If you want to get a head start on your next year, here are a few ways you get ready for the new year as a single mom.

1. Put God first in everything you do:

The word of God tells us in Matthew 6:33 (ESV) it says: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” I've learned when I include God in everything, nothing is impossible.

2. Take care of yourself:

Make sure to carve out some time for self-care. This could include things like exercising, spending time with friends, or just relaxing and taking a break from your busy schedule. This week is a great week to do so. Remember, it's important to be kind to yourself and not to try to do too much at once. It's okay to take things one step at a time and focus on what's most important to you.

3. Get organized:

Take some time to declutter and organize your home. This can help you feel more in control and make it easier to find things when you need them and elevate extra stress.

4. Do a faith board and set goals:

Take some time with God to see what he has in store for your new year. Create a faith board. Think about what you want to accomplish in the new year. This could be personal goals, such as exercising more or learning a new skill, or professional goals, such as finding a new job or starting a business. Having a clear vision and goals can help you stay focused and motivated throughout the year.

5. Plan ahead:

Take some time to plan out your schedule for the coming months. This might include setting up appointments, making travel plans, or scheduling time for activities with your children.

6. Create a financial plan:

Review your finances and create a budget for the new year. This will help you stay on track with your spending and ensure that you have enough money to cover your expenses.

I hope these steps were helpful. Here's to a bright and hopeful new year filled with opportunities for growth, healing, and success.

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