With 2021 just a few weeks away, there’s no better time to start planning new goals for yourself than right now. Whether you are newly divorced or seeking a divorce, setting goals could provide the best foundation for the new you.
You may be asking yourself, what type of goals could I plan as someone who is divorced or soon to be divorced?
Consider the following goal topics as you begin to brainstorm ideas that can provide you with new ways to rediscover yourself:
Goals that focus on self-care such as starting a new work out regiment, picking up a new hobby like art, or planning your first solo trip can be a fun way to explore your new life. Be flexible when implementing these types of goals. Determining what makes you happy can be an adventure in itself so don’t be afraid to try new things.
Are you looking for that next promotion or that new job?
Do you want to go back to school to pursue a new degree or certification?
Once you have established your new career goal, a great way to focus on it is to write out the steps it takes to achieve your next career move. Create your career blueprint and remember to track your progress! It’s easy to lose focus on what’s important to you while navigating through a divorce so remind yourself by setting clear deadlines and alerts on your calendar.
Life at home may also be overwhelming as you settle into your new life. You may be finding yourself at home alone now or with shared custody of your kids. Take into consideration, what an ideal relationship with your ex or soon to be ex would look like. What will co-parenting look like if you were to ask for the divorce today? If you are already in the process of divorce, ask yourself, what would you like to change about your current relationship with your ex? Set goals for yourself that are aimed towards creating a positive environment for you, your kids, and your new life. Discuss your goals with your attorney and see where you stand in making these goals a reality. Bear in mind that divorces are never easy and some of your goals may not be obtainable. It’s important to know where you stand and what legal rights you have.
Finally, it’s necessary to set financial goals. Divorces are not only sometimes mentally draining but they can also be financially draining. Talk to your financial advisor about any debt you may be in or to learn about your current assets. This information can be beneficial as you start the divorce process. Dealing with divorce finances can be eye-opening and confusing but don’t worry, it’s perfectly fine to not know where to start.
C. Y. Lee Legal Group, PLLC offers consultations to help answer those financial questions and more. Knowing what to expect and where you want to be in the future can make all the difference as you embark on a new solo journey in 2021.
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