Divorce is a wake-up call for many, a reminder that there are areas of our lives that require attention. As you re-evaluate what your future holds and how you would like it to look remember that you have the power from within to make the necessary changes to become the person you have always wanted to be.
Improving your mental health will dramatically affect the manner in which you deal with obstacles in life as well as relationships, new and old.
Spiritual health is key in understanding the meaning of Christianity and God’s calling on your life. Forgiveness, grace, love and joy result from improving your spiritual health.
Lastly, physical health is going to play a large role in your recovery and the quality of life down the road. Getting physically active and healthy eating helps you look and feel better about yourself, reduces depression, manages anxiety and can improve your mood.
Living Water: The Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life – by Pastor Chuck Smith – This book answers many questions about the Holy Spirit and helps us on our path to become a mature believer with the passion to reach others. I really enjoyed this book.
Why Grace Changes Everything – by Pastor Chuck Smith – This book was amazing! Throughout life I struggled with earning God’s favor and it wasn’t until I was broken and alone I was able to understand the Grace of God.
The Man God Uses: 14 Characteristics of a Godly Man – by Pastor Chuck Smith – If you are looking for a short book on the characteristics of a man that God uses then this book is for you. When it comes to self-improvement this book can open your eyes to areas in your character you can work on.
The 5 Love Languages – by Dr. Gary Chapman – is a great book for any marriage or if you are preparing for remmariage after divorce. It offers great insight on pleasing and loving your partner the way that speaks the loudest to them.
Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits – by Dr. Wayne Dyer – I really enjoy reading books by this author. They are to the point, useful and an easy read. Dr. Dyer has been writing about self-improvement for years.
Weight Loss/Exercise – This is one of the best programs I have done over the years that has transformed my body and health. I am in the best shape I have ever been in. No quick fixes, pills or fad diets involved; just information and motivation on how to look and feel great.
Quitting Smoking – I tried quitting smoking year after year only to fail. For some strange reason I felt I needed to smoke in order to make it through everyday life. A week before my divorce was to be final I got my hands on this book, read it and quit smoking. I have not had a cigarette for years nor have I wanted one. Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health, self-esteem and those around you. When it comes to dating after divorce I think these are some pretty compelling reasons to quit smoking.
Tips For Treating Depression – There is no single known cause for depression; it can be triggered by trauma, loss of a loved one, a difficult relationship, or any stressful situation. Even though it affects people differently there are many common things you can do to help treat depression without the use of prescription medications. If you find yourself struggling with depression it is important to treat it. Don’t let depression hold you back from a joy-filled life.