Divorce, undeniably, marks a significant transition in one’s life. It’s a period characterized by a mix of emotions, adjustments, and the daunting task of redefining daily life. This article aims to guide individuals who have recently experienced divorce in restructuring their days and weeks to foster healing, growth, and stability.
The Importance of Routine Post-Divorce
According to a study by the American Psychological Association, maintaining a routine can significantly reduce stress and anxiety following major life changes, including divorce (APA, 2020). Routines provide a sense of structure and normalcy, which is crucial during times of upheaval.
Mindful Start: Begin with a mindfulness practice. The Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy found that 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation daily can greatly reduce the stress and anxiety associated with divorce (2019).
Physical Activity: A study by the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine shows that morning exercise can improve mood and energy levels throughout the day (2021).
Structured Work Hours: If you’re employed, maintain regular work hours. This helps compartmentalize professional and personal life.
Healthy Eating: Regular, nutritious meals are vital. The British Journal of Nutrition found a link between diet quality and mental well-being (2022).
Hobbies and Interests: Engage in activities you enjoy. A study in the Journal of Positive Psychology suggests that hobbies can significantly improve well-being post-divorce (2020).
Relaxation: Unwind with a book, music, or a relaxing bath.
Allocate time for social activities. A report from the University of Rochester shows that maintaining social connections post-divorce is crucial for emotional health (2021).
Dedicate time each week to personal development, whether it’s learning a new skill or attending therapy. The American Journal of Psychiatry notes that post-divorce personal development activities can lead to improved self-esteem and resilience (2022).
Set aside time for weekly reflection. Reflecting on growth and challenges can help in understanding and processing the divorce.
Creating a structured routine after divorce is not just about filling time; it’s about rebuilding and redefining life. As you establish these routines, remember that flexibility is key. Life after divorce can be unpredictable, and adapting your routine as needed is not only wise but necessary. By prioritizing your mental, physical, and emotional health through a well-structured routine, you lay a foundation for a life that is not defined by your divorce, but enriched by the growth that follows it. As you look ahead, ask yourself: What new routines can I introduce to transform my life post-divorce into a journey of self-discovery and growth?
Dubbed ‘UK’s leading Biohacker,’ Tim Gray is a psychology specialist, serial entrepreneur, and a successful businessman who has founded and invested in multiple 7-figure businesses, including various digital marketing agencies and London’s first private Hyperbaric Clinic.
Tim is also the founder of Health Optimisation Summit, Europe’s largest health conference, which aims to empower to take ultimate care of their health by providing them with the knowledge, tools, and resources to achieve this. It showcases the best biohacking, nutrition, fitness, preventive and functional medicine.
This article will walk you through Tim Gray’s daily routine, from waking up until lying in bed.
Tim wakes up naturally at 7.00 a.m.
Opens curtains and windows to allow in natural light and fresh air
Hydrates with reverse osmosis filtered water with added hypertonic and a binder called chlorella.
He then carries out his comprehensive oral routine, which involves:
Coconut oil pulling: Coconut oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties, which help to remove toxins.
Brushing using a soft brush and fluoride-free toothpaste
Spraying his mouth with HOCL spray and other antimicrobials like peppermint, propolis and oregano oil
Tongue scraping: Tim uses a copper tongue scraper to remove bacteria from his tongue.
Rinsing using Celtic salt water and oral probiotics from Invivo Healthcare to keep his oral microbiome balanced.