The emotional, psychological, and financial effects Divorce can have on you can be o
verwhelming. But once the legal process is over, and the settlement is reached, what’s next?
You may find yourself in a place of uncertainty, wondering what steps you need to take next to move forward. Moving on after a divorce can be challenging, but with guidance, it is possible. Everything is Possible, is one of The Divorce Sherpa, Sophie’s mottos. In this article, we’ll explore some simple steps you can take to help you find your footing again after your divorce settlement.
Take Care of Yourself
Your emotional and mental wellbeing should be your top priority after a divorce. Most likely, it’s been a tough period, and you will need to process your thoughts and feelings about the divorce. Make sure you give yourself time and space to grieve, heal and recover from the divorce. Take care of your body too; eat healthy, exercise, and get enough sleep. This may also be an excellent time to seek the support of a divorce coach who can help you work through these emotional struggles. See our blog about the stages of divorce grief
Evaluate Your Financial Situation
With the divorce now settled, it's time to take a closer look at your financial situation. Assess your assets, income, and debts. Review your new budget and any financial decisions that need to be made. Make a plan for your future, and set some new financial goals. You may also need to consult a financial consultant who can offer invaluable advice on how to build a strong financial future for yourself.
Create Your Next Life Goals
Now is the time to explore your life goals. What do you want to accomplish? Take time to reflect on your passions, interests, and the things that make you happy. Focus on these areas, and figure out how you can reach these goals. This may include a career change, going back to school, or taking up a new hobby. While a new relationship may be on your list of life goals, take more time than you think focusing on just yourself. Having a plan will help you to have a clear view of your future. Help yourself to feel motivated and optimistic about the possibilities ahead after the divorce.
Rebuild Your Social Life
After a divorce, it's essential to find interest-based and support groups who can help you get back out there and start living again. Find people who share your interests, and remember, social media sites aren't the only way to connect with others. Attend local events, volunteer, and join a club or group. Your local library could have book clubs listed. Your Chamber of Commerce and Community organizations will have events and causes you can join.
Make the Most of Your Time
In the past, your time may have been consumed with responsibilities as a spouse or also a parent. Now that you have parted ways, it's time to use that time to reconnect with your personal interests, passions, and hobbies. This can be a great time to reconnect with family and friends as well. Developing and nurturing your interests help you rediscover who you are. Doing the things you love and had no time for previously will help you create a sense of joy and fulfillment. Take a moment to reflect on all the things you can do now with your new freedom of time.
After the legal process is settled, it is crucial to focus on yourself and your goals for the future. Take care of your health, create new financial strategies, make plans, and get reacquainted with the things you love. Dare to live a life full of possibilities, considering rediscovering yourself and all the joys that are yet to come.
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