Struggling with Making Time for Myself After My Divorce
It’s Hard to Make Time for Exercise After Divorce
I used to work out religiously every day. Since my divorce, I have not been able to do a thing for myself. Between work and taking care of the children, I have no time for me.
How did you make time for yourself?
Like you, before my separation I had a very nice work out schedule and held to it religiously. When my ex moved out, I knew it was imperative for me to keep myself healthy and strong.
I get up every morning at 5:00 a.m. and workout an hour before everyone else gets up. For me, that was the only uninterrupted time I could carve out for myself. Being an early riser, by nature, made it less challenging for me and I found that it gave me the boost I needed every day to get through the day.
I found some great workout DVD’s so all I had to do was pop one in the television! I also ran three to four days a week, but that was part of a regime that I started years ago.
Before you do any exercise program, please check with your doctor first.
Finding a Consistent Time for Yourself to Exercise can Help
When parenting post-divorce, it is more important than ever to keep yourself healthy. Scheduling time for yourself before the kids are up helps make it interrupted. You don’t need an hour to get a good workout to keep yourself strong and healthy. I cover self-care in The Divorce Recovery Ladder and on my blog.