5 Tips to Spring Clean your Self-Esteem During Your Divorce
The Texas Wildflowers are blooming, you're spring cleaning your home, decluttering your office and prom season is in full swing. It's time to do some inner spring cleaning too. It's the perfect time of the year to build up your self-esteem and grow your inner support to help you survive the chaos of your divorce and post-divorce life.
Keep A Journal
Great for recording the daily grind and turmoil you're experiencing. Writing down your emotions allows you to deconstruct them, analyze them and clear them out of your system. You will be able to gain a clearer perspective on your divorce as begin the processing of healing. It is also a great tool to remember what you want to share with your VEER divorce support team for their insight and help with problem solving.
Start An Exercise Routine
Exercise is know to release endorphins which helps improve your overall mood. It is also known to help your overall health and improve your self-esteem. With the spring weather comes opportunities to return to outdoor activities. Walk around Town Lake, rent a kayak or even take a drive out to one of the amazing Texas State Parks for a hike. Austin is rife with new gym exercise opportunities. There are brand new yoga, boxing, pilates, cycle and stride studios you can try. A good resource of all the new places to workout is Austin Fitness Magazine or try a Class Pass. And, don't forget all the online options like Peloton you can use to create your own workout. It doesn't matter what you do, how fast you do it or how you measure up to the person working out next to you. Just try to move your body 15 to 20 minutes each day doing something you enjoy.
Learn A New Hobby
Didn't we all say we were going to learn something new during COVID? Spanish, cooking or knitting? If you were to focused on home schooling, making sure your wifi had a strong signal and setting up your home office those self-improvement projects might have fallen by the wayside. There's no time like the present to get started. Learning a new hobby requires concentration and focus. Ensuring you focus on something other than your divorce. Accomplishing something new improves your confidence and overall outlook. What about revisiting an old hobby. When was the last time you curled up with a good book that wasn't about divorce or baked your favorite bread from scratch. Participating in hobbies can help you find new communities, make new friends and even learn something new about yourself.
Spend Quality Time With Loved Ones
When you were married you may have found yourself spending time with your spouse or partner's friends more than your own. Maybe you sacrificed social time for the sake of your relationship. One perk of your divorce is being able to re-engage with the people you most want to spend your time. Is it happy hour with friends? Perhaps a Meet-Up with other newly single people? Your VEER team can offer several suggestions to help you as you design your new lifestyle.
Reclaim Your Space
Reclaim your bedroom, closet and bathroom space as your own. VEER can recommend a personal organizer to help you discard what you no longer need and reorganize you spaces to suit your new lifestyle. You have complete creative freedom to select bath vanities, sheets and the whole closet. Take advantage of these new chances to express your own personal style.
Need a cheerleader to help you engage in one or all of these self-esteem improvement tips? Reach out to us we're here to support you as you navigate through your divorce and design your lifestyle. You can reach VEER co-founder Amy or schedule your free 50 minute consultation here.