When you got married, you probably did not intend on splitting from your spouse, but divorce is still a common experience for many. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that in 2018, 782, 083 divorces and annulments occurred in the U.S.
Even if your divorce is amicable, it can still be difficult to transition to this new phase of your life. Here are some tips for reinventing yourself and moving on after you get divorced.
1. Work through your feelings
It is normal to mourn the loss of your marriage and experience feelings of sadness, resentment and anger. Allow yourself to grieve, but work through these emotions constructively with the help of a support group, close friend or family member or a therapist.
2. Take care of your physical and mental health
During and after the divorce process, it is essential that you take care of yourself physical and mentally. Try to get enough sleep, eat nutritious foods and make time for exercise in your daily routine.
3. Invest in relationships
During your marriage, your primary relationship was likely with your spouse. Now that you are single again, put your time into relationships with friends, your family members and even new romantic partnerships if you feel like you are ready.
4. Try something new
Use your divorce as an opportunity to try something you have always wanted to do. Start a new business, go back to school, change careers or even just try out a new haircut to give yourself a fresh start.