Divorce is a major change for most people. Going from married to single can be a huge adjustment. Many people — particularly women — spend their marriages taking care of their spouses and children. Then, when the marriage ends, they feel out of place. What do they do now?
They turn the focus to themselves. They do things they want to do. They create new routines that are focused on their wants and needs. They create a whole new lifestyle.
This can be hard for those who are used to taking care of others. Here are some ways to turn the focus onto yourself for once and truly enjoy all the single life has to offer.
Now is the time to take care of yourself. You are worth it, so don’t forget to shower yourself with love. Self-care can mean many things. It could mean a new skincare routine. Maybe it’s spending an hour relaxing in the bathtub. Perhaps it’s reading a new book. It could mean something as extravagant as a vacation by yourself.
Marriage often means sacrifices. Chances are, you had to give up some of your hobbies and interests to accommodate your spouse. Now that you’re divorced, your time is yours. Whatever it is you’ve been wanting to do, now is the time to do it.
Visit with friends that you didn’t get to see that much. Take a class in a subject you’ve been wanting to learn more about. Unleash your creative side and take up arts or crafts. Binge on your favorite TV shows and movies. Feel like ordering a pizza? Do it without guilt. There’s nobody to tell you no.
A divorce can lead to health problems. Mental issues such as anxiety and depression can manifest into weight issues, high blood pressure and other calamities. Commit to your health by eating better. Look for healthy recipes online. Start an exercise routine. It doesn’t have to be anything intense. You don’t even have to join a gym. Even walking can help you stay fit and maintain good health.
Money issues will no doubt crop up after a divorce. Things won’t stay the same. You’re going from possibly two incomes to one. You will now be on your own financially, so start taking action. Accept the economic reality by coming to terms with your new lifestyle. Create a budget. Don’t rely on your ex-spouse or another partner to pay your bills. Find ways to increase your income on your own. You’ll feel more confident.
After a divorce, you may have a hard time adjusting to the single life. It can be hard to fathom that you’re not in a relationship anymore, but instead of feeling sorry for yourself, learn to focus on your needs.
The Columbia divorce lawyers at Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. can guide you through divorce. With our help, you can not only survive, but thrive. Fill out the online form or call (410) 774-5987 for a consultation. We have two offices to serve you.
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