Navigating the path of divorce healing and recovery is far from a linear journey. Instead, it's a multifaceted exploration that touches upon various aspects of your life, marked by beginnings and halts, assessments and reassessments. Therefore, when you encounter these familiar obstacles along the way, here are some strategies to help you navigate them.
1. Following your divorce, exhaustion sets in. The entire process and the immediate changes can be draining. During this period, grant yourself permission to rest and engage in thorough self-care across all dimensions of your well-being—mentally, physically, spiritually, and environmentally.
2. Amid the bewildering array of new life choices, refrain from rushing into major decisions. Allow yourself the space to settle and take stock. Consider journaling as a powerful tool to declutter your mind and gradually make sense of the confusion.
3. The disheartening voices in your mind are running amok, with your inner critic taking a toll on your self-worth. Challenge those negative thoughts to silence and embark on a journey to reshape your mindset through the power of words. Transform "I wasn't good enough" into "I am good enough today."
4. The burden of divorce stigma may be isolating, but remember that attitudes towards divorce are evolving. More significantly, you have the authority to define your role in this new chapter. You can opt to be more visible, explore new experiences, join different social circles, or engage in fresh activities. Embrace what feels comfortable while gently nudging yourself just beyond your comfort zone.
In the realm of divorce recovery, you have the opportunity to forge an enhanced, renewed identity. It's a time to shed behaviors that no longer serve your best interests and to cultivate a pearl of profound inner wisdom, heightened self-worth, self-esteem, and an abundance of joy.
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