Winter can amplify feelings of loneliness after divorce. The long lazy days of summer are long gone and with them the opportunity for time and space which are replaced by being confined indoors for longer periods poor weather and short days and darker nights. All of which can lead to feelings of being enclosed and trapped.
When you are still working at getting over divorce, winter can seem a lonely place where life is lived in darkness and other people seem to hibernate.
So what is the best way to overcome these winter divorce blues?
Eat healthily, buy seasonal foods to make nourishing soups and stews. If you can, make extra and freeze. This will give you ready made meals for those opportunities to invite friends round on the spur of the moment.
Be prepared for those days when the weak winter sun peeps through and take the opportunity to get outdoors. Go for a walk in the park and treat yourself to a coffee in a cafe on the way home. Life after divorce means life on your terms.
Try to link up with friends and arrange to have regular meet ups. This doesn’t need to be expensive use each other’s houses to meet for coffee and cake. Or, if you feel more adventurous lunch or dinner and encourage everyone to bring a course.
Keep yourself fit. If it’s too cold to go walking or jogging do simple exercise indoors utilizing everyday products.
Always wanted to learn a new skill? This could be the perfect opportunity. Explore online learning many offer free courses. Or check with the local college for part time courses.
Take the time to catch up on any TV or movies that you’ve missed but always wanted to see turn it into a marathon session.
Use the extra time indoors to pamper yourself have long baths/showers use any beauty products that you’ve got around the house. Try out new makeup/hair styles/ clothes combinations.
Embrace winter and all it’s beauty. Share with friends and family .Above all be good to yourself and keep physically and mentally active.