It’s almost a New Year and a new year is another way of saying it’s a fresh start, a new beginning. Although getting a divorce is extremely difficult and can be heartbreaking, especially during the holiday season. With the New Year upon us, it’s time to look forward, get a new perspective, and have a positive outlook after your divorce. After all, it’s a New Year and a new you.
7 Tips to have a positive outlook after your divorce
1. Change up your routine
One of the best ways to move forward and to start fresh is to change up your routine. For example, maybe you don’t have your children some mornings before work. So instead, plan a morning coffee date with a friend, go to a workout class, or just simply take some time for yourself. It’s ok to hit that snooze button. Or if you have the children but you are co-parenting by yourself, start a new morning routine with your kids. Donuts on Fridays?
2. Reorganize your home
Another way to start fresh is to redo or reorganize your home. Since you are the adult that’s living there, you can take charge of your home. Get new furniture for the bedroom. Reorganize your kitchen. Move the furniture around in your living room. Declutter! Which is also very therapeutic. Your home should reflect the new you.
3. Be the one to make an effort
Sometimes friends and even family members don’t know what to say or do. Sometimes they may just think you need more time. However, if you are ready to go back out in the world and have fun again, you should reach out to your friend or family members and make the effort. This will show them that you are ready to move on and ready to start living again.
4. Future goals
Plan for your future. Think about what makes you happy and make a list of what you would want to accomplish and a list of things you would like to do. This can be anything from advancing your career to planning your next vacation.
5. Budget planning
Your financials might have changed since your divorce so it’s important to make sure your bills and financial responsibilities are reviewed and planned for. These are some of the things you might want to think about;
- Your living expenses
- Setting a goal for your income
- Creating investment goals and a savings plan
6. Create a divorce support team
It’s important to have a team of people around you that you can trust and lean on for support. Being a single parent and co-parenting is not easy, and it’s ok to ask for help. So your support team should look something like this.
- Friends and family
- Trusted neighbors and community
- Your therapist
- Your Texas family law attorney
7. Be positive
Although it’s not easy to do having a positive mindset really goes a long way. Waking up and choosing to be happy is not always easy, especially after a divorce. However, studies have shown that there is power in having a positive mindset and the choice to be happy. It can help you relieve stress, it’s better for your immune system, happy people are more successful, and you will have better psychological and physical well-being.
Cheers to a new you, and Happy New Year! Let’s start the new year with a positive outlook and mindset after your divorce. You can do it!
If you are thinking about divorce in the New Year. Please reach out, we are here for you.