Preparing for the Upcoming Holidays
November 6th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa
Thanksgiving and the winter holidays will soon be upon us. Surviving the holiday season while going through a divorce, navigating life post-divorce, and/or co-parenting can be daunting. Here are a few tips to keep the holiday season bright.
- Don’t Over plan
Try to keep your holiday plans simple and low key. You will thank yourself later!
- No Surprises
For parents: have your schedule set well ahead of the holidays. Hopefully you have a parenting plan in place and know who will be spending what days with the kids. Working with a mediator can help you to determine the specifics. If you’re making travel plans, be sure to have a clear itinerary and share it with the other parent. Keep to the schedule and avoid any unwanted surprises.
- Give Yourself Some Love
Don’t be afraid to pamper yourself. There’s a good chance you’ll be spending some time alone this holiday season and you deserve to check in with yourself and give yourself some much-needed attention. Give yourself a gift, or do something fun just for you. Self-care is an important part of the healing process, and this is a great opportunity to start exercising it!
(inspired by San Diego Family Mediation Center email newsletter)