Not everyone is ready to move on romantically after divorce. But there are plenty of other ways you can move on from this difficult, stressful time.

If you are divorcing, remember that getting divorced is far worse than being divorced. You’ll make it through this tough time if you can focus on moving on. Here are a few ways you can start.

Move out!

Most of the time, moving on requires moving out of the home you shared with your ex-spouse for both financial and practical reasons. Though moving is challenging, it can also be an empowering experience and an excellent way to transition to your fresh start.

Because moving without extra help may be challenging, hire movers or recruit your friends and family to help. You may also consider investing in a moving dolly and carpet sliders for heavy items.

Move around

There are many physical and psychological benefits to working out. With a boost of energy, the release of endorphins and better sleep, you may just find that an exercise routine keeps your sanity intact during this hectic time.

You can also move around simply by keeping busy. Engaging with friends and new activities can help keep your life in motion and expel worrisome or upsetting thoughts and feelings.

Move up

Whether you’re seeking to move up in your career or some other expertise, this is a time you can focus on yourself. If there were sacrifices were you making before, now is your chance to pick that hobby back up, learn a new skill or make the career move you’ve been holding out on.

Move forward

Of the five stages of grief, one is bargaining. In divorce, this step usually involves trying to recover the relationship. You may also dwell on what you might have been able to do to prevent your marriage’s end.

These thoughts and actions ground us in the past, instead of allowing us to move forward. Try to avoid looking back. Embrace the present and remind yourself not to hang on to how things used to be.

If you are ready to start moving in a new direction, contact a divorce lawyer for help through proceedings. An attorney can offer the legal counsel you need to move through your divorce with ease and start rebuilding your future.