Around this time of the year, millions of people start drafting their new year’s resolutions. The most popular ones being weight loss, healthy eating, and saving money, but those aren’t the resolutions we have for you today.
Going through a divorce brings tremendous change, but it doesn’t have to be negative. With the right attitude and resolutions, you can walk into the new year with a hopeful smile.
1. Learn to Forgive
Forgiveness is freeing. Holding on to a grudge for your ex’s wrongdoings will only hinder your own growth in the new year. You don’t have to forget, but it’s probably time to forgive and move on. This is especially important if you have to remain in each other’s lives, which goes along with the next resolution.
2. Be Cooperative Co-Parents
It’s been proven that children do better and are happier when they have meaningful relationships with both parents. If you and your ex share custody, then you’ll be in communication with them frequently. Never bad mouth your ex in front of the kids or engage in fights. It’s not easy being cordial with a former spouse, but it’s important for your kids. Always remember to put their best interests first.
3. Take Control of Your Finances
Divorces can be expensive, and you may need assistance adjusting to one stream of income. Create a budget, analyze your retirement accounts, set up an emergency fund, and start investing. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a professional who can get you back on your feet financially.
4. Consider Dating
If you’re in a good place, think about jumping back into the dating pool. Ask a friend to set you up, sign up for a dating profile, or approach that cute person you’ve seen at the dog park. Even if you don’t meet your next spouse, it can boost your self-confidence.
5. Commit to Trying Something New
Pursue a new hobby or interest that you’ve never done before. Take a painting class, try kickboxing, or explore photography. Focus on what makes you happy and do more of it.
Use this list of resolutions to inspire your own to make the most out of 2021.
Our Colorado Springs family law attorneys can assist you with your divorce, child custody, or family law matter. Don’t wait another day— contact us at (719) 259-0050 and schedule your consultation.