Day: November 3, 2017

Empty Nest Syndrome: 5 Ways To Live Your Life When The Kids Have Gone

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It’s the moment many parents dread: the day when the kids leave home and start a new life of their own elsewhere. They have flown the nest, and the poor parents are left behind to pick up the pieces. Either that or they finally breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to having the house to themselves again.

If you are suffering from empty nest syndrome, there is helpful advice online on how to deal with the grieving process. You may also benefit from speaking to a counsellor if you are particularly struggling with the loneliness you feel now that the kids have gone. Of course, life isn’t over for you, and you are more than just a parent. Rather than dwell in sorrow for too long, take the time to start living your life for yourself again.

Here are five ways to live your life after the kids have flown the nest.

1. Go back to work

You may have given up work to have children, so consider getting back into the career you started years ago. Alternatively, think about something where you can use your parenting skills, such as a career in nursing. Going back to school can be scary if you have been out of education, but courses such as the master’s in nursing education can be done online and at home.

2. Reconnect with your partner

Having kids takes its toll on any relationship, so now is the time to fall back in love with your partner all over again. You probably sat at home and stressed about the kids together when they were still at home, and you are likely to do this now they’ve left. Stop it! Spend time with your partner doing the things you both enjoy doing, and create new experiences together that are all about the two of you, and nothing to do with the children.

3. Meet new people

Whether you go it alone, or bring your partner with you, find ways to meet other people. Sites such as Meetup.com will direct you to groups and places where you can make new friends of any age. Not only that, but you can take part in some fantastic new hobbies that will distract you from any empty nest feelings you are suffering from.

4. Do something with the house

What you do with your house is up to you, but you may want to empty your kid’s room and use it for something new. You might want to convert it into a study, guest bedroom, or a den, as possible examples. Redecorate it as you want, and you may find the change of decor helps you to deal with your happy but grief-stricken memories of time at home with the kids. You will never forget your children, but constant reminders are bound to trigger your tear ducts for a while.

5. Look after yourself

You won’t feel good about yourself if you are stuck in empty nest syndrome. Sitting at home on the couch all day, with a box of chocolates in one hand and a handkerchief in the other, is not going to do much to help your mood. Instead, focus on a healthy lifestyle, such as joining a gym or a dance class to get your body into shape. Not only will you benefit your body, but the ‘feel good’ chemicals released during exercise will be good for your mind, as well.

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Wedding Inspiration From Your Favorite Celebs

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If you are struggling for wedding inspiration, it’s a good idea to turn your attention to the celebrity world for some A-list matrimony ideas. Known for being stylish and well ahead of the curve when it comes to trends, you can be sure that the rich and famous will organize weddings that dazzle and delight all that attend. They are such big occasions, there’s no wonder that the paparazzi are always hot on their heels, ready to take some sneaky pictures of these remarkable weddings.

Celeb Dresses

No matter which celeb is getting married, you can always guarantee that they will be wearing an absolutely stunning wedding dress. And some celebs even take inspiration from the rich and famous who have come before them. Take Miranda Kerr, for example. When she married Evan Spiegel, she chose to wear a white gown that was inspired by the dress that Grace Kelly wore when she married Prince Ranier. If you want a celebrity worthy gown, make sure you choose a statement dress that will really wow all of your guests. 

Celebrity Engagement And Wedding Rings

Every A-lister takes their engagement and wedding rings very seriously, and it’s important that you do too. After all, you will have to wear them for the rest of your life! You can find out about all of the different celeb ring trends by checking the 77 Diamonds website. You will see that right now, lots of celebs are choosing rings in yellow gold and oval-cut diamonds. Maybe this style of ring will take your fancy!

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Venues Of The Rich And Famous

There are lots of celebrities who prefer to have small and intimate weddings with just their immediate family and close friends in attendance. This is because they want to get married discreetly away from the prying eye of the media and paparazzi. However, there are other those celebs who want a huge celebration, no matter who is in attendance. So, you need to figure out which type of wedding you’d rather have a small church wedding or a lavish ceremony in a stately home.

Hair And Makeup

It’s also a good idea to look at some recent celebrity weddings to see what the current big trends and styles in wedding hair and makeup are. Other the past few years, there seems to have been an increase in popularity in brides wearing their hair up. Recent brides like Michelle Williams went with this look, for instance. When it comes to makeup, lots of celebrities prefer a neutral look. It’s a good idea to keep your makeup neutral as well, as applying too much might make your skin quite oily. Plus, it could seriously age your wedding photos in a few years’ time! But remember, no matter what kind of makeup you go with, make sure it suits your skin tone.

 

Hopefully, this blog post has helped you get some great wedding inspiration from the celebs. It’s a good idea to flick through some glossy magazines too for even more great ideas!

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