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The importance of self-care in a divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 17, 2023 | Divorce |

Going through a divorce is likely to be one of the worst experiences of your life, and if you are not careful, you could soon end up depleted. That’s not going to help you make all those important decisions you need to make right now.

Practicing a little self-care will be essential to help you make those decisions as best you can. Here are some ways you can do that:

1. Reduce your schedule

Maybe you decide the best way to handle things is to cram your schedule and keep yourself busy. Or perhaps you are always busy anyway. Regardless, reducing your workload will allow you time to rest and think.

It applies to non-paid work as well as paid work. Consider stepping back from voluntary roles and telling your boss you can’t take on that extra project. If you have children, you could ask friends or family to help out now and again to allow you a bit of free time.

2. Be gentle with yourself

It’s easy to feel bad about your divorce and feel that you wouldn’t be here if you had only done things differently. That’s not going to help. The reality is that living so closely with another person is hard, and many couples divorce. 

3. Treat yourself

A long soak in the bath, a coffee with friends, a walk in the woods or a week at the beach may all be warranted. These can act as massive pick-me-ups during this difficult time.

The other big thing you can do to make divorce easier is to get legal help rather than try to face it all alone. Having someone who understands how it all works can take a lot of the uncertainty out of things.

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