With the chorus of Auld Lang Syne comes a determination to set new goals
and achieve new heights in the new year. This can be daunting when you
go through major changes in your life. At James D. Madden & Aruna
P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorneys, we understand how challenging this can
be when you experience a recent
divorce. Rather than dwelling on the negatives, however, you can use the new year
as a means for a new beginning.
Let Go of Divorce as an Identifier
When a person gets divorced, it can feel like that is what you’ve
been reduced to. Whether it is true or not, you can start feeling like
that is what identifies you. Pause for a moment and let go of the divorcee
moniker. Divorce is simply an unfortunate thing you have had to go through.
But that’s not all you are. Look to establish your identity in a
Take Care of Yourself
Although this may seem obvious, sometimes we all need to be reminded to
be kind to ourselves. Take a moment to catalog your physical and emotional
health. What is working and what is not? Endeavor to heal both aspects
of your life. Why not go for a walk that allows you time to meditate?
Or start eating better? Do what makes you feel better.
Set Goals and Start New Hobbies
One of the most exciting things about the new year is that it offers limitless
possibilities. Take advantage of that! Along with your resolutions, set
goals for yourself. Whether it’s running a 5K marathon or dancing
without stepping on someone’s toes, having something to work towards
can push you to achieve these goals. In the same vein, try some fun new
hobbies. Have you wanted to learn how to cook? Or did you want to learn
to paint? Why not do it this year?
Make This Year the Best Yet
Try to make this year the best yet. Look at the positive aspects in life
and pursue your dreams. Not only will this help you stay in the right
state of mind, but it can help you move past the divorce, as well.
At James D. Madden, Attorney at Law, we hope that you and your loved ones
have the best year yet! If you need help regarding family law issues,
our board certified family law specialist is ready to help. Call today
at (909) 992-0188 to schedule a