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  • Candace E. Duecker, CFP®, CDFA®

Positive Ways to Move Through the Holidays During Divorce


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Going through a divorce during the holidays can be challenging and stressful. Here are several positive ways to find your own magic of the season:

  1. Focus on Self-Care: Prioritize your well-being. This might include relaxing activities, exercise, meditation, or spending time in nature.

  2. Create New Traditions: Start new holiday traditions that bring you joy and comfort, independent of past experiences.

  3. Connect with Loved Ones: Spend time with friends and family who support and uplift you. If in-person gatherings aren't possible, consider virtual meet-ups.

  4. Volunteer: Helping others can be a fulfilling way to spend your time and shift focus from personal challenges.

  5. Explore Personal Interests: Engage in hobbies or activities you enjoy or have wanted to try, whether it’s a creative endeavor, learning something new, or just reading a good book.

  6. Seek Support: Join a support group or talk to a therapist. Connecting with others who understand what you're going through can be incredibly helpful.

  7. Limit Stress: Avoid overcommitting yourself. It's okay to say no to events or obligations that might add stress.

  8. Reflect and Set Goals: Use this time for reflection and setting goals for the new year, focusing on personal growth and happiness.

  9. Embrace Change: Acknowledge that change is a part of life. Embracing it can lead to new opportunities and experiences.

  10. Practice Gratitude: Focus on what you are thankful for.

Remember, it's okay to have mixed emotions during the holidays. Be kind to yourself and take things one day at a time.


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