Self-care during divorce should be a priority activity for you. Finding an activity that provides you with relaxation is such an important part of self-care. My best friend is a Yogi. I am far from it. I struggle to clear my mind when I’m sitting still, so for now, yoga is not the route I take for relaxation. I love books. I have been an avid reader since I was a child and love finding energy from motivational personal development books, and escaping reality with an amazing work of fiction.
What activity calms you?
Whatever your “thing” may be, make time for it. If you think you don’t have time for self-care because you have so much on your plate, that is understandable, but you need to create that time. Whether it’s listening to a podcast on your commute to work, or listening to an audiobook after the kids are tucked in, this time is sacred and you can create a time for it that works with your new life.
Not sure where to start?
If you don’t have a “thing”, then what an exciting adventure you get to go on! Try yoga, you may love it and will go down a path of becoming a yogi yourself. Try reading a type of book you’ve never read before. Find a video on YouTube on the practice of meditation. Treat yourself to a new journal and start writing in it a little each day. Maybe you should start working on writing that book you’ve been dreaming about! There are so many options.
There is no “once size fits all” activity.
What works for one person may not work for another, but all that matters is what works for you. Find a calming activity that you enjoy doing, and make this a part of your self-care during divorce.
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