Divorce is tough and if there was ever a time for loving self-care it's before, during and after divorce.
I hope these resources provide you comfort and support through your journey.
I made this free I AM LOVED Yoga Nidra Meditation for you so that you may feel supported, connected and loved on this difficult journey. Listen here.
My morning self-care routine before I get the kids up:
-Meditation to give to myself first. I try for 15 minutes, but to keep the routine going I'll even do 2-5 minutes on those super crazed mornings. 1,000's of free meditations here on Insight Timer.
-A little bit of movement. Anything! Jumping jacks, a walk, or a quick dance. I try for 15 minutes, but even a few minutes to keep this act of self care routine going.
-A few minutes to journal: Affirmations, my dream from the night before, any thoughts, any fears, a love note to myself. Anything at all. Again, this is all about putting the focus on you first thing in the morning to fill yourself up.
My evening self-care rountine after I put the kids to sleep:
-Journal. Sometimes about my day. Sometimes about gratitude. Affirmations. Dreams & goals I want to create. On those days where I can hardly keep my eyes open I might simply write one thing that I was grateful for during the day to have that be my focus as I drift to sleep.
-Reading anything uplifting. I have a handful of my favorite books on my bedside table.
-Yoga nidra meditation to fall asleep or to fall back alseep if I wake up. The link above for Insight Timer has Yoga Nidra for Sleep meditations as well.
If you are curious about my divorce journey here is a TedX that I did.
You've got this. Be kind to yourself. Take care of yourself first so you can give from a full cup.
Lots of love, Shawn