Rebuilding your Life after divorce with #5 - your health
Maybe the way you start rebuilding your life after divorce is by prioritizing your health. Before I was getting divorced, I had spent years, many years, doing nothing to prioritize my well-being.
In my young adulthood, I was never one of those people with an athletic “hard body” but I was certainly very fit and being fit was a huge priority for me. I rode my bicycle everywhere. In fact, when I bought my house, I lived here for over a year before I noticed that my house did not even have a driveway. I didn’t need one because I relied on my bicycle to get me to where I was going. When I was still in my 30s, I took running classes and I even went to the gym. I learned how to ski and when in my early fourties, I learned how to snowboard. Moving my body, was an important part of everything I did. And then, it all fell apart.
Because of massive financial obligations, I lost sight of my health and fitness.
For example, although walking in the woods is my absolute favourite thing, I only walked in the woods for a sum total of 20 or 40 minutes per week. The rest of the time I spent sitting at a computer, working with clients and sitting in court.
When I separated from my husband the second and final time, I started prioritizing my health and fitness. Although I am still not perfect, I make sure that I get in 45 minutes of walking daily and am building my health and my fitness from there.