What New Year’s resolutions are you making for 2016? If you are like most people, you may have resolved to lose weight, get in better shape, clean up your spending habits or stop smoking. However, there are some resolutions that are not only easier to keep but may benefit you just as much in the long run, and in many cases, people never think of making them.
If you are a divorcing or divorced husband or father, here is a list of New Year’s resolutions you may want to consider for 2016:
- Resolve to spend time with your loved ones throughout the year. Most of us are guilty of spending time with loved ones only on holidays or special occasions. Why not make 2016 the year that you spend more time with those you love? Instead of spending the weekend working, take some time off and visit friends and family you do not see during the year.
- Resolve to improve yourself before searching for someone new. One of the biggest mistakes divorcing men make is to jump into a new relationship. You should take some time to renew and refresh yourself before committing to someone new. Now is the time to take control of your health, immerse yourself in an interesting hobby and take those trips you have always wanted to make. Once you have created the best possible version of you, it will be easy to meet others who share your interests!
- Resolve to let go of the “small stuff.” There is no doubt that divorce hammers at your self-esteem. However, a more insidious side effect of divorce can also be a reduction in your ability to discern what is really important and what is not. Anger often causes poor decision making, so it is important for you to learn how to let go of things over which you have no control and put irritations into proper perspective. If necessary, seek professional counseling to help you manage your anger and learn techniques to reduce your stress and relax. You will be a better and happier person as a result.
The attorneys at Men’s Legal Center in San Diego are here to support and help you through your divorce. We offer legal services that are designed to meet your particular needs. Call us today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you navigate the complex world of divorce law.