It doesn’t matter who asked for it, divorce is hard. Rediscovering how to love yourself after it’s all said and done can be a tough journey to embark on. After giving yourself time to grieve the end of your marriage, the process of learning to love yourself again can help you enjoy life and your relationships. We’ve compiled a list of a few ways you can move forward and practice self-love after your divorce.
Give Yourself Grace
After divorce you may be blaming yourself for what happened between you and your spouse. The first step in loving yourself again is to let go of that guilt and move forward. Instead of looking for reasons why you might be to blame for the demise of your marriage, think about reasons you like yourself.
Engage in your Favorite Activities
Post-divorce is a great time to re-discover things you used to love and maybe even find new hobbies that you’re drawn to. Doing fun activities not only gets your mind off of the hurt of the divorce, it helps you get to know yourself (and love yourself) in a new way. Some activities to try: painting, cooking, woodwork, redecorating your home, sewing, reading, thrifting and baking.
Focus on Positive Relationships
When you’re going through a tough time, it’s important to lean on friends and family you trust for guidance and encouragement. Many times during divorce, relationships can go to the wayside. Now that the process is over, it’s time to refocus on those people that matter most to you. Spending time with people that encourage and build you up will help you love yourself more as well.
Treat Your Body Better
Physical and mental health are majorly connected. It’s no lie that working out and eating nutritious foods can help you feel better over all. Now is the time to try a new workout, drink more water and get moving outside daily. Try eating mood-boosting foods like dark chocolate, berries, nuts, salmon and oats.
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