Thank God It’s Friday!
Last Friday I had a fantastic time. I met up with one of my dear friends from America who came over to London to celebrate surviving cancer. I don’t know when I will see her again but last Friday was one of my top ten days!
Today my 5 year old son jumped out of bed excited because it is fish and chip day at school and his friend Alex is coming over for a sleepover and a pizza tonight. He said to me – 2 of my favourite meals and 1 of my best friends all on the same day – yippee!
Whatever stage you are at in your divorce, try to give yourself a break from the stress and the anxiety. How?
- Plan something you want to do – meet up with an old friend, revisit somewhere you feel relaxed, or go somewhere new!
- Do not stay home alone on Friday or Saturday night. If you have no friends you can call, a lot of people tend to socialise only with couples when they are in a couple and then they are isolated when they are on their own, drag out old address books – there must be someone you can call on. Make new friends at work. If all else fails get a job in a bar – they are always looking for weekend staff.
- Give yourself a mini treat every 3 hours. My sister gave me this gem when I was 16 and it really works. Latte? Cake? Newspaper? Text? Browse the internet for shoes? It helps your concentration, makes you feel in control of your time and gives you a boost.
- Allocate worry time. I choose 11.30pm by which time I am usually too tired to really focus so the worrying gets left to the next day!