The prospect of life after your divorce might have you excited or hopeful, but these feelings are also often mixed with a sense of anxiety and uncertainty. Divorce is a life-changing event after all, one which can be difficult to process emotionally. To highlight this point, many studies identified shown an increased risk of depression or depression-like symptoms.
However, not everything post-divorce is all bad news. With the right strategies and approach in place, you can make the most out of your new life and re-focus on things that matters more. For today’s post, we’re exploring strategies to help you make the most out of your post-divorce life.
Prioritize Moving Forward With Divorce Proceedings Efficiently
The biggest hurdle is often the simplest one: getting started with the process. If you haven’t pulled the trigger on your divorce or are not taking steps to expedite it and move it as soon as possible, we recommend you rethink your strategy. Once someone has made up their mind about wanting a divorce, prolonging the process will only make things more difficult and will carry higher legal costs to boot.
Think About Your Long-Term Goals and Bucket List Items
During marriage, it is normal for people to refocus on their family and place some of their own passons and bucket list items on the back-burner. One way you can reinvigorate your life is by focusing back on these passions and hobbies that make you happy. This is different for everyone, whether it involves binging on certain types of TV shows, getting more involved with the local music scene, picking up a sport or active hobby, traveling, and more. Take the time to think about what it is that makes you tick and find ways to center your new life on this.
Account For Your New Life in Your Budget
Related to the earlier point, make sure that you plan for your new pursuits and goals within your post-divorce budget. Post-divorce, many people see their income drop and expenses increase. With that said, it’s important that you leave some space in the budget to allow you to pursue your passions and hobbies, even if the amount is more limited at first.
Reconnect With Friends, Family, and Extended Relatives
When people get married, their social circle may naturally shrink as their social priorities change. Post-divorce, it’s important to try and reconnect with older friends and relatives. Along these lines, you’ll also want to make the effort to put yourself out there and meet new friends. Eventually you may also be ready to start dating again, though the pace in which this happens is different for everybody.
Our CA Divorce Attorneys are Here to Help
We hope these tips help ease you into a more positive and fruitful post-divorce life. If you have any questions about your CA divorce proceedings, or want to learn more about any matters relating to family law in CA, know that we at R & S Law Group, LLP offer free initial consultations.
Call us at (949) 825-5245 today to schedule a free initial consultation.