What? Yes, you heard right! If after a divorce you have the financial means, go for it! And if you don’t have the money now, plan the trip for the near future. Evaluate your options and determine if the time is now or in the next few months. The important thing is to take time for yourself. Taking a dream vacation or a short vacation helps you get out of your comfort zone. You break with those routines that we adapt daily and that exhaust us emotionally, physically and more after a separation or divorce.
Not many people like to travel alone, but if you are not normally one of those people, then dare and overcome fear. Learn to be your best company, to travel with yourself. Traveling helps you reconnect with yourself. And while you take this time write in a notebook how you feel and every new experience you are having. Test yourself and go somewhere unfamiliar. Try an adventure where you can feel the adrenaline, where you challenge yourself physically and mentally.
Do things on the go that you’ve always wanted to do in the past. Those that you enjoyed and that you put on pause for a period of time. This will help you remember what you liked to do, and you could incorporate it into your new list of activities. Taking vacations and more those that you have dreamed of is good to recharge your batteries, to see things from another perspective, to distract yourself, renew your thoughts and return with new energies and resume your life.
If the time is now and you think you are ready for that adventure you have dreamed of for a long time, then plan your trip! Remember that you are living a new moment, that you must take care of yourself and enjoy this new stage of your life!
Brenda Rivera, BSW