How we feel about this time of year at Surviving Your Split. Image via MediaGiphy.
I love love love this time of year. I love the crunch of the leaves, the cooler weather, the fact that it gets darker earlier in the day, the fact that I can bake a shit-load of pumpkin and apple stuff, but, most importantly, because I’m not sweating my ass off anymore.
Thinking about fall, especially as we’re trying to navigate our lives during divorce, or after divorce, the reason dawned on me why I love it so much.
For some reason, it seems to be the only season where I’m really doing what I love—the season where I’m taking care of myself.
Doing things that we love and that make us feel better. A novel concept, right?
For the next few weeks, we’re going to focus on this hard-core. And the reason we’re doing this now is because you deserve to be in a strong, stress-free state of mind before you know what happens.
It doesn’t have to suck! And I’ll show you how. Image via Trollme.
Ugh, I know. But this year is going to be different because we’re going to be pro-active as hell so we’re not stressed, anxious, feeling dread, or spending too much money and/or spreading ourselves too thin.
The Holiday Self-Care starts now, friends.
As a quick amuse-bouche for taking care of yourself, I have a little clip for you. It’s a 30-minute radio interview I did last year with friend and fellow divorce coach Mandy Walker, where we talk about my own journey.
Warning though—we get vulnerable in this clip. I share the struggles I faced after a career-ending injury in the Army over ten years ago, the mistakes I made neglecting to take care of myself during that time, and some of the same mistakes I made forgetting to take care of myself a few years later during my own divorce.
It’s not all doom and gloom. The point is that none of us are perfect. But the challenge is acknowledging those mistakes, learning from them, and moving on—especially when it comes to making ourselves a priority in our own lives—something we forget to do when we need it most.
So that’s what we’re going to work on from now through December—the secrets to treating ourselves right leading up to and during the holiday season. It’s going to kick ass and you won’t want to miss it.
In the meantime, I want to hear from you! Are you dreading the upcoming holiday season? What is it specifically that you are not looking forward to? And what do you think can help make it better? Let me know and you might see a solution in the next email.
And if you want to treat yourself to some awesome 1-on-1 sessions, look here for more info!
That’s all for now, but we’ve got lots of great stuff coming up and a surprise in a week or two that I know you’re going to love.
So until next time, remember to take care of yourselves! You deserve it.
PS—If you have friends or family who could use some love when it comes to moving on after divorce, forward this email. Sharing is caring. XOXO!