So divorce happened… Welcome to the club where you are certainly not alone! You may be thinking moving on is so far out of reach or how on earth can you rebuild what was already built and founded… Well, good news! There is light at the end of that tunnel and the new, strong you awaits! Below are 4 ways to kick start your new energized life:
Take Up a Hobby
Something you can do simply for you and no one else. Is it yoga? Perhaps painting or knitting? Maybe it’s trimming bonsai trees! Whatever it is, do something that makes you happy — and not because it benefits your kids. This is something to remind you about what makes you happy. As moms we often push ourselves to the side, but I am demanding that you put yourself first for a bit and find a hobby!
Date For Fun
Date only for fun. Date only for someone to see a movie with or share an adventure with. Don’t date to find the one. At least for a period of time. Get out there simply to enjoy someone’s company without the burden or pressure of wondering where it is going to go. If you do this first, you are bound to end up meeting the right person once you are finally ready and in a good place.
This is the time to get a master’s degree, whether it’s to boost your career, get a raise, or learn something new. Even better? Ask your company if they reimburse for college courses and if you can, prove how it’s related and necessary for your field, making a raise or reimbursement hard to turn down!
Join a Support Group
You’re not alone so don’t isolate yourself. Join a support group and dish with other divorcees about their experience. You’ll make friends and have newly single buddies to go out with. This is a win-win situation!
Divorce is not the end of the world and you, my friend, will blare your song nice and strong once again! Take the turn of the calendar as a sign to start over fresh and leave the past in the past.