The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone, but they can be especially challenging after a divorce. If you find yourself feeling isolated or overwhelmed, it’s important to remember that self-care should be a priority. Make sure to take time for yourself and do activities that you enjoy. It’s also important to set boundaries with friends and family, especially if you want to avoid seeing your ex during the holidays. If you have custody of your children, consider taking a vacation with them or creating new traditions to help make the holiday season feel more normal. If you don’t have children, a vacation by yourself can also be a great way to distract yourself from the holidays.
Another way to cope with the holidays after a divorce is to have a mental health plan in place. This could include having friends to call, touching base with a therapist, or having access to other support resources if you need them. You may also find it helpful to work during the holidays as a distraction, and then take time off after the holiday season is over. Another option is to volunteer in a shelter or soup kitchen, which can help you gain perspective on life while also helping others. Finally, consider adopting a family for Christmas through a community program, which can give you a sense of purpose while also helping children have a better holiday season.
No matter what you decide to do, it’s important to remember that the holiday season after a divorce can be tough, but it’s possible to get through it with the right strategies in place. Remember to be kind to yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Contact Justice Legal Group if you have any questions regarding your family law situation during the holidays. You can contact us at 505-880-8737.