Divorce is an emotionally painful and life-altering process. While many married people like to have doubts about the statistic that 50% of all marriages in the US end in divorce, it’s important to come face to face with this reality.
It might seem like your world is falling apart during this time, but remember that divorce doesn’t mean you’ll be unhappy forever. There are many ways you can think of this as a positive experience and learn to move on as if nothing happened.
Read on to learn how to start moving on after a divorce, according to our transformational life coaches.
Indulging in Self-Care Rituals
Firstly, begin with self-care rituals to give yourself some much-needed TLC. Going through a divorce can be a very stressful and vulnerable time. This is when it becomes most important to prioritize your needs and develop a soothing self-care routine.
Here are a few ways you can focus on self-care.
- Engage in meaningful hobbies
- Make it a habit to exercise
- Make sure you’re getting adequate amounts of sleep
- Lean on a support system
- Eat a balanced and nutritious diet
Also, remember to validate your feelings. Some commonly experienced emotions after a divorce can include:
- Disgust and contempt
- Pain, sadness, and betrayal
- Anger, rage, and hostility
- Loss, grief, and regret
- Uncertainty and fear
This is when it becomes most important to accept and allow how you feel.
While we know how hard it can be to find things to be grateful about during this time, practicing gratitude can help you heal.
Gratitude involves looking at all the positive things in your life and being grateful for how they affect you. Try journaling, meditating on the positive things in life, telling someone you’re grateful for them, and focusing on the little things that make you happy.
Research shows that practicing gratitude can help boost the immune system, increase optimism, and also improve mental health.
Lean On For Support
It’s essential to find the right kind of support during this difficult time. This is why this is a good time to join a support group and meet people going through a similar experience.
Finding people you can relate to will help you feel less lonely. You can lean on for support on to a therapist, a supportive friend, or a divorce support group.
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