As a newly separated or divorced person, I remember wanting to make really good new year’s resolutions. Not the typical ones like these…
“I’m going to lose 20 pounds.”
“I’m writing that book I’ve been talking about since 1997.”
“I’m going to cut out red wine.”
“I’m joining a gym and going 7 days a week.”
“I’m going to quit vaping.”
“I’m going to be nicer to my ex.”
What I didn’t realize back then was that being newly separated or divorced is a wonderful time to make real, meaningful, special new year’s resolutions. It’s an opportunity to really get a fresh start; to be done with looking at the past and even looking forward, but rather staying in the present, thinking about what you are grateful for today, what you want you life to be like, and how you are going to get that life–one step at a time.