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Spring Cleaning After Divorce

Finally, spring has officially arrived! This is the time of year where you begin to uncover your patio furniture and open up the shutters and let the fresh air in. Spring cleaning is a great way to shake off the cobwebs of winter and make room for newness in your life. This can be particularly cathartic when you are dealing with divorce.

Divorce inevitably changes your financial situation. This is a great time to assess your finances as a whole and create a budget for the rest of the year. Take a look at your savings account and create a plan for adding money to this account as an emergency fund for a rainy day. Check your credit, clean up anything that is reported incorrectly, and create an action plan for improving your score. If you haven’t changed anything with your retirement plan recently it may be time to take another look and see if you want to change your investment strategy. Taking control of your finances is a great way to empower yourself and to gain control of your future.

Another area of your life you can try and improve is your physical and mental health. It’s important to make sure you are taking care of yourself and sometimes this can fall by the wayside, especially when you are going through divorce. Now that the weather is turning warmer, get outside and get some physical activity in! This can be incredibly beneficial for you physically but it also offers other important mental health benefits. Studies show that physical activity can relieve stress, boost your overall mood, and help you sleep better.

And finally, take some time to clean your home in traditional spring cleaning fashion. Make use of this time to get rid of things you no longer need so you can make way for new things. Deep clean everything and open up your windows to the fresh air. Just the act of cleaning is often stress-reducing and when you’re done you’ll have knocked spring cleaning off of your to-do list.