Maintaining Health and Sanity During a Divorce
When you’re going through a divorce, stress can take its toll on your body. Not only do stressful situations affect your mood negatively, they also have physical consequences. Nausea, sleeplessness, stiff back, teeth grinding are all physical manifestations of this negative energy. Thankfully, in times of high stress, taking time out to relax or find an enjoyable activity can help ensure you keep your health and sanity.
Set Time Aside to Exercise
When you aren’t feeling good, it can be tempting to lay around and slide into more of a sedentary lifestyle, but this is a bad cycle to get into! When you exercise, you give your body an outlet for those physical manifestations of stress. This can be cathartic and allow emotions to flow more freely through your body’s natural movements.
There are many different kinds of exercise, including running, swimming and weight lifting. But also consider all the various other ways you can exercise, including:
- Speed-walking around your neighborhood
- Riding your bike around town
- Following exercise videos on YouTube
- Playing Frisbee golf
- Walking your dog
Limit Your Screen Time
To reduce your stress, you should remove yourself from stressful situations. For example, spending less time with your ex-spouse or thinking about the divorce as little as possible can help lower your blood pressure and overall anxiety. Another part of removing negativity from your life though, might be lowering the amount of time you spend online or on social media. Though it might be a fantastic way to keep connected with friends and family, it might actually make you feel more wound up and stricken with the feeling of being left out. Limit your time on the computer, and you’ll start feeling a lot better.
Take Time to Process Things
Your divorce will most likely change so much of what you do in your daily life, no matter what type of relationship you were in before. As a result, now is the time for you to think about what is important to you—and how that may have changed—since going through a divorce.
Knowing what’s important to you can help guide your decisions as you go through a divorce and begin your new life afterward. Besides, the best thing to do is to take things slow and handle everything one step at a time, so focusing on your health instead of the tornado of issues going on in your personal life is a good way to keep yourself grounded and in the moment.
Conclusion for Divorce Health and Sanity
At Thompson Law, we want to do our best to take over for you during this stressful time, so you can focus on yourself instead. You deserve a break, so you can get refreshed and geared up to start things out on the right foot. If you’re overwhelmed and don’t know what to do, or if you’re just giving separation a consideration, give us a call so we can set you up an appointment. We’ll be happy to lend a helping hand while you need it.