Self Care During Divorce

One of the most important things you can do for yourself when navigating a big life change like divorce is to step up your self care. If you're like most folks, you can tend to put yourself last on the list of priorities in your life. Well consider this your wake up call!

Not only will making room for self care help you feel good about yourself, it will give you a boost of endorphins that are proven to improve mood, sleep and self confidence -- all of which are vital as you go through a divorce.

One of the first hits you can take from a separation or divorce is the one to your wallet. Here are some budget friendly ideas on how to incorporate that all important self care into your life without worrying about breaking the bank:

Take a walk - Short on time? No sweat! Getting outside for a 20 minute stroll has huge health benefits. It doesn't have to be about breaking a sweat, just enjoy the fresh air and ambient sounds around you.

Meditate - Learning to practice mindful meditation is easier than ever. Apps like Calm or Headspace walk you through the process so you can focus on finding your easy 'OM'.

Journal - Being able to express how you're feeling can be a huge relief. If you're not sure what to write, consider keeping a gratitude journal. Start by writing down 3 things every day you're grateful for. After a while, see if you can work up to 5.

Exercise - If you don't have extra cash for a gym membership check YouTube for a variety of free classes and training options. Not sure where to start? PopSugar Fitness is a Divide & Thrive favorite.

Take A Class - Now's the time to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Maybe it's art related, or a sport. No matter what you choose, make sure to investigate local parks departments, libraries and museums for low-cost and free options.

Explore Where You Live - Meetup, Groupon and Airbnb Experiences

Have A Quiet Night In - Draw a bath or tie a ecalyptus bundle to your shower and have a nice steam.{ background-color: #5E6671;