One of the most commonly heard phrases on the news lately is about the “New Normal.”
This term is referring to a complete turnaround in how people are currently living amidst the pandemic. While getting divorced is no pandemic, things are looking different now. What you once envisioned for your life has disappeared, and what was “normal” before is no longer. By creating some new norms for yourself, you can begin to have some semblance of balance.
How to get started
To start, you will need to work on embracing a new beginning and trying your best to have a positive attitude about it. Maybe you never wanted to live alone, but this can be an exciting time for you to have things be the way you want them. Take advantage of your newfound autonomy and establish a lifestyle for yourself that is healthy.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Whether you are a morning person or a night owl, having time set aside for yourself is essential. If you have kids, it is important that this “me” time be scheduled either before your children wake up or after they are asleep. If you’re kids wake up super early and go to bed early, then maybe you can have a nighttime routine of taking a bath and reading your favorite book. I am not a night owl, so I prefer waking up before my kids do so I can enjoy a cup of coffee and do some writing. This allows me to feel grounded before my kids come bounding down the stairs. Whatever the routine is, practicing it consistently will give you a sense of familiarity in your new life, and a feeling of normalcy.
Want to learn more about creating a new normal? Check out this post on Self Care.