Are you a newly divorced? If you are then the following Christmas survival tips will be of particular interest to you. I have lived a full and successful life after coming out of a relationship that ended over 20 years ago. Here is what worked for me and several other newly divorced adults just like me. First, you must learn to be happy without your ex. You can do this by learning to be thankful for all of the things you have now.
It is so easy to get caught up in all of the excitement of starting a family or changing careers. These are wonderful things, but they can cause stress in your life. This is especially true if you work a lot during these times. So, plan some time to spend with your family.
Second, find or create a new hobby. Anything that will give you a sense of purpose and enjoyment will help. My hobby is drawing. I have made many friends online and met some really interesting people. My husband, on the other hand, has enjoyed being a great writer.
Third, avoid getting burned out on holiday celebrations. I used to spend every free moment at my cousin’s house watching old movies. But, a few months ago, I had to cancel our plans and stay home with my sick son. Instead of watching movies and getting depressed, I downloaded a free movie app to my iPhone. I can watch movies while I’m exercising or doing housework.
Fourth, don’t spend your time worrying about the future. Happiness comes when we are enjoying the present. If that means going out dancing with my girlfriends one night a week instead of spending time with my husband, then that is what I do. Life is too short to worry about the past or the future.
Fifth, read books and articles that teach you specific survival tips. I am a great reader, so I make sure to read books on various topics. These survival tips range from how to prepare for natural disasters to how to get through airplane delays. These books make life a little easier.
Sixth, get a pet. The companionship of a loyal companion goes a long way. It makes you feel good to have company. A dog or cat can be your best friend. If you don’t want to get a pet just yet, start taking care of your garden now.
Finally, read more survival tips. One website I like to go to is “10 Christmas survival tips.” It has articles about everything from how to survive a fire to eating raw foods. I also like to read articles about things I can do to prevent disasters. These are just a few survival tips I follow.
I also have a survival plan. I think it’s one of the most important survival tools I own. This way I can take care of myself and my family for the duration of the holiday season.
I prepare by being prepared. I have a water filtration system, sleeping bags, blankets, fire starters, candles, food and treats. My family and I eat only during those times when there is no heat or smoke. The sun is beautiful during these times.
I make sure I am with my family during the time we are at home. I make sure I am with my kids. I make sure I’m always around when they are playing. I know they can call me anytime they need me. That’s why I always get home a little earlier than everyone else.
Everyone needs to have a survival plan ahead of time. Even if you’re not sure what you’re doing, practice. Practice in your own backyard. Have a nice family get together and practice what you’ve learned. If you don’t have a survival plan, now would be the time to start one.