Florida Women's Law Group - December 2019

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NEWHORIZONS

Rediscover Yourself in Single Life After leaving a partner you’ve been with for years, it’s common to feel like you’ve lost a part of your identity. But this loss is also an opportunity. You have a chance to explore new places, hobbies, and ideas. From rediscovering old passions to finding a new side of yourself, here are some ways to make the most of your new life in the new year. GIVE IT TIME Mourning after divorce is perfectly natural and takes some people longer than others. Don’t feel like you have to rush into something new, and don’t get frustrated if you feel like you haven’t moved on. Real self-care isn’t about masking your pain; it’s about giving yourself what you need to heal. Sometimes that means giving yourself time to grieve the life you had before setting out for new horizons. START SMALL A slight change can make a big difference in one’s life. Maybe you try a new hairstyle, perform at an open mic, or pick up a sport. It could even be as simple as making an effort to reconnect with old friends, starting a journal, or getting back to the gym. Any positive change you enjoy is a great step forward. DREAM BIG Of course, don’t limit yourself to the short term. Bigger life changes may be harder to manage, especially if you have family and financial

obligations — but that just means you’ll have something to work toward! You could return to a project you didn’t have time for in your relationship, like writing a novel. You could pursue the next level in your education or even train for a whole new profession! If children aren’t a concern, why not look into travel or living abroad for a year? This life has always been yours, but there’s never been a better time to live it to your fullest.

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