12 Jan Post-Divorce New Year’s Resolutions for a Great 2023
Post-Divorce New Year’s Resolutions for a Great 2023
New Year’s resolutions like eating healthier, exercising more, stopping smoking, and saving money are at the top of the list as some of the most common in the country. However, healing and recovering can monopolize your time when you’ve recently gone through a divorce. Here are some ideas if you’re looking for post-divorce resolution ideas for a better 2023.
Forgive for Yourself
Holding on to negative emotions and grudges only harms you. While it may be easier said than done, letting go of these hurtful attachments to anger is freeing and powerful. You don’t need to forget about the past, but forgiving can help you move on.
Be a Good Co-parent
If you have children with your ex-spouse, remember that your relationship with your ex still impacts your kids. Don’t argue in front of them. Don’t say derogatory things about your ex in front of the kids. This can seem impossible, especially if the divorce is recent and emotions are still running high. But remember that the two of you still have at least one thing in common – you love your kids and want what’s best for them.
Take Time for Yourself
Some self-care is probably long overdue if you’ve recently been through a divorce. The emotional and psychological stress of ending a marriage takes a toll, and there’s no better resolution than to take care of yourself. However, consider consciously prioritizing your well-being this year if you choose to relax and rejuvenate yourself.
Expand Your Horizons
Divorce can sometimes make you feel alone, like losing touch with the world around you. Take some time in the new year to grow your social circle, enjoy new experiences, and reengage with past hobbies. Have you always wanted to try paddleboarding? Maybe you used to be a skilled painter but let life’s hustle and bustle distract you. Now is an excellent time to immerse yourself in activities you enjoy.
Make Time for Friends
Your relationship with your ex-spouse ended, but that doesn’t mean you can’t strengthen your connection to others. Reconnect with old friends you haven’t spoken to in a while. Meet new people and create new friendships for this next phase of your life. You deserve a few good friends, so don’t be afraid to surround yourself with people who will support you.
Create a Financial Plan
Saving money is one of the most common resolutions, but considering the impact a divorce can have on finances, this one is worth mentioning for recently divorced people. Take a step back to re-evaluate your current financial situation and determine how to make necessary adjustments. Maybe you’re lucky, and your budget hasn’t been hit after your divorce. However, chances are that some things will need to be changed to get back on track.
How Guideway Legal Can Help
Guideway Legal is an excellent resource for those looking to make meaningful progress following their post-divorce new year’s resolutions. With the help of experienced legal advisors, we can provide tailored advice and guidance that considers the individual’s unique circumstances and life goals.
Guideway is an experienced, neutral third party that guides divorcing couples through the issues that have stalled their divorce, helping them reach a mutually acceptable resolution. Our Guided Divorce is based on negotiation, open-mindedness, and compromise. Read our blog for more input, or simply reach out. We’re here for you.