5 Tips to Get You Through February (the month of love)
February can be the most difficult month of divorce when Valentine's Day poses such a clear reminder that everything has changed.
No gushy love notes, no date night, no roses & chocolate.
No passion, intimacy, or sweet caresses.
February is rough.
Here are 5 Tips to help you get ready for Valentine's Day and get through it without a meltdown:
1. If you're feeling bitter and mad at the world, make sure you have a plan for Feb 14: throw yourself into a project (or your job), volunteer, do some hard core cardio, clean out a drawer or a whole room, etc.
2. Self care, self care, self care: buy yourself flowers or candy (I love Dove Promises because there is a sweet love note inside each wrapper), watch your favorite movie, shower your pet with affection, be creative…anything that brings you a few moments of joy and peace. Write a love letter to yourself.
3. Connect with friends who are alone, too...or plan a date night with yourself and order-in from your favorite spot.
4. Focus on your kids: make cards, bake cupcakes, write to them in a special love note. Have an at home celebration with heart shaped pizza.
5. STAY OFF SOCIAL MEDIA! You don't need to scroll through all those pictures of your friends being "lovey" with their partners...and you don't need to go down the "rabbit hole" of resentment and dissatisfaction in your FaceBook groups for divorcees.
Focus on yourself this year! Do all the things that you wish your former partner had done for you. Love yourself!
If you're struggling to love yourself thorough your divorce and into your new future, a Before & After Session with Coach Rebecca is just what you need. During this complimentary consult, you'll uncover your unique path to divorce recovery and discover the value of private divorce coaching. This call could be the one that changes your life! What are you waiting for...click the button below to select a session time and submit your application.
By Rebecca Wolf
Certified Life Coach
Founder of Her Divorce Project and The Divorce Project