Separation or divorce and the changes that occur cause stress both physically and mentally. It is important to develop habits that will minimize the effects of separation or divorce. If you are able to be calm and emotionally present, you will be able to make better, clearer decisions for yourself and your children. The following are some steps that you can take toward improving your own well-being and outlook:
- See your doctor regularly. Don’t neglect your regular check-ups. Take vitamins or supplements that may help your body deal with stress.
- Get regular exercise and eat a healthy diet. These suggestions go hand-in-hand. Exercise relieves pent-up stress and frustration. Eating healthy will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Get plenty of sleep. Getting sufficient rest will make you stronger to deal with your life changes.
- Keep a journal – Writing down your feelings, thoughts and moods can help you release tension, sadness and anger. As time passes, you can look back on how far you’ve come.
- Lean on friends and family. Talk to friends about your feelings and frustrations. Go out friends just to have fun. Let your family assist you in your daily routines and taking care of your children.
- Seek therapy – Find a professional that you feel comfortable to help you work through your feelings and problems that arise.
Take the time needed to heal. Try to look inward and own your responsibility in the problems that led to divorce. Forgive yourself and your spouse and don’t let the issues from this marriage follow you into new relationships.
Our Morris County divorce lawyers at O'Sullivan Law Group understand that divorce can be tough. We are here to help you through the challenges and ease the pain.