Embracing Life After Divorce

Embracing Life After Divorce

Embracing Life After Divorce

Divorcing from a spouse can have a major impact on many facets of your life including your identity, newfound financial independence, and family dynamic. It can also give you the freedom to make different choices regarding your relationships with other people. However, if you’ve just undergone a separation such as a divorce, chances are you may still be reeling from it emotionally. Here’s how you can work through this life-altering change and live a healthier, happier life.

Take some time for yourself

Feel free to spend this first year focusing on yourself without all the guilt. “Divorce can be a complicated legal and emotional battle, but what people don’t really talk about is that divorce is an ongoing evolution,” reports a story in the Huffington Post. So give yourself the time and space to fully feel your emotions at every stage of the process. Whether it’s anger, fear or grief, remember to not be so hard on yourself and know that you are not alone. Many people are going through or have gone through a separation and have come out all the better for it. 

Get organized

Now that you’ll be tackling life’s responsibilities all on your own, you may need to take on a more active role in your affairs. Rebudgeting your lifestyle, for example, may help you determine what you can and cannot afford on one income. It could also be beneficial for you to write down a list of goals you want to accomplish. Perhaps make a vision board so you can see what you want out of life, and then list the steps you need to take in order to get there. You could even go so far as to design a new environment and home that reflects your new life.

Develop healthy habits

Look at this as an opportunity to let go of bad habits and embrace new ones. Find activities that reduce your stress levels whether it be traveling or finally pursuing your dreams and hobbies. Take small steps toward happiness and build your confidence by trying new things you may not have done before. For example, exercise is beneficial in that it helps you to blow off steam and relax your mind, body and spirit.

By working meditation and yoga into your daily routine, you can gain a deeper understanding about yourself and the journey.. Bring a book everywhere you go just in case you need an “escape,” or spend time in nature by hiking, visiting parks and even gardening. Get an animal as a new companion or hang out with family and friends more so you don’t feel lonely. Even volunteering can give you a newfound sense of purpose and fulfillment.

In terms of moving forward after a divorce, perhaps the best thing you can do for yourself is create a more positive mindset. Look at this as a chance for a new beginning and fresh start. Think about what you need from a healthy relationship and how you can grow as a person so that your next one may thrive. Women’s Divorce points out that, “That discomfort and struggle in the beginning of any change in life will soon disappear.” Be aware of your blessings instead of focusing on the negative. By putting in the hard work and rebuilding your life for the better, you will be the happier for it later.

Liver Detoxification 101

Liver Detoxification 101

Article posted by www.biofitkc.com

When was the last time you thought about your liver?  If you are like most people, this amazing organ does not command much of your attention.  But if you are interested in living as healthily as possible, attending to your liver can have big payoffs.

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Fun, Fitness and the Single Parent

Fun, Fitness and the Single Parent
Author: Alexis Hall of www.SingleParent.info

Moms and dads know how difficult it is to find the time to take care of themselves. It’s even harder when you’re a single parent, but it’s perhaps even more important since you become the primary role model in your child’s life. Here are a few ways to establish habits that will instill healthy behaviors in you and your children.

Start the day the healthy way

Start each morning with a robust breakfast that includes healthy fats, lean proteins, and plenty of fresh fruits and/or vegetables. Establish a morning routine that places emphasis on both physical and mental health and wellness. Wake up a few minutes before your kids so that you can enjoy some quiet time to plan the day. Your schedule should include at least 30 minutes of physical activity for everyone in your household. There are a number of habits you should acquire for the early morning hours, including drinking water, exercising, and getting yourself mentally prepared for the day.

Sneak fitness time into play time

Fun and fitness are two “f” words that you want kids to know starting at an early age. But working out isn’t exactly what most kids consider a good time. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to combine playtime and exercise time. This is especially beneficial if you have younger children who have plenty of energy to burn. Gather up the kids and go for a post-dinner walk, or hold a dance party in your kitchen. When the weather’s nice, make a game out of backyard cleanup or spend time playing games with the family dog. Parents magazine offers more ideas on how to exercise as a family here.

 

Create a home gym worth visiting

When you have kids, you have to schedule your personal activities around school, baseball, karate, chorus, and all the other extra-curricular events on your calendar. You can make it easier on yourself by investing the money you would spend on a gym membership into home-fitness equipment. Be selective about your choices and pick equipment that fits not only your exercise style, but your space as well. For instance, if you live in a small apartment, you might prefer a treadmill that folds flat against the wall. Don’t focus only on strength training or cardiovascular exercises, but provide yourself options for each. If you prefer to work out once the kids are gone to bed, invest in a kettle bell, which is a versatile weight you can use while watching television. Adding a few pieces of home gym equipment to your garage, workroom, or living room will encourage you to focus on your health so that you can be a better parent for your kids.

 

Teach priorities over preferences

Healthy foods and exercise equipment cost money. And as a single parent, that’s often hard to come by. However, you’ll be doing yourself and your children a favor by prioritizing your family’s health above everything else. Consider establishing a budget for health-related expenses, such as exercise equipment and nutritional supplements. U.S. News & World Report contributor Holly Perez asserts that the first step in creating a budget is determining which expenses are essential, such as food, rent, and utilities, and which are discretionary. Cut out unnecessary or wasteful spending, and channel that money toward things that increase your family’s overall well-being. You will teach your children how to prioritize things that truly matter, including their physical and mental health.

By making fitness a priority in everything you do, you will not only feel better about yourself, but you’ll be setting the tone for your children’s future. And with proper planning, even building a home gym isn’t that expensive. Investing in your own health is something you can’t afford not to do.

Fun, Fitness and the Single Parent

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Are You Still Planning to Lose Weight & Get in Shape?

Are You Still Planning to Lose Weight & Get in Shape?

It’s time to stop planning and start empowering yourself.  The time to move is now, and small group personal training is the perfect way to get started.

 

Exercising by yourself can be tough.  Nobody knows if you skip, there is no one to push you a little harder, and you don’t have a commitment to anyone else.  One day off turns into two, and before you know it, weeks have passed without you even raising a sweat.  Getting fit in isolation can be done, but it’s much harder and requires a resolve few of us have.

 

That is perhaps why the popularity of small group personal training programs is exploding:  people sign up for them because they work.

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Infused Water Recipes

INFUSED WATER RECIPES: WHAT IS ALL THE HYPE?

Source:  MAT™ Headquarters (April 05, 2017)

 

Doctors always say to drink water and drink a bunch of it, 64 oz or more daily in fact! This makes sense because the human body is made up of over seventy percent water; therefore, drinking fluids to maintain and replenish water levels is vital for basic human functions. While you may be able to slurp down the first few glasses with ease, the final push toward hydration can be boring and bland.

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