If you are going through a divorce, you are likely feeling many emotions: fear, despair, and anger, to name a few. With so many emotions running through your mind, it is easy to free stressed or emotionally drained. Dealing with these emotions in a healthy way is important because, if left unchecked, these feelings can have a lasting impact on your overall happiness and fulfillment in life.
Below, our Collin County divorce lawyer has listed 4 tips for reducing stress during your divorce. Keep reading for more information.
1. Move your Body
It is scientifically proven that getting exercise releases happy chemicals, or endorphins, in your brain. Working out also helps your body learn to manage stress. Referred to as “moving meditation” by the Mayo Clinic, exercise allows you to shed daily tension and increase feelings of energy and optimism. Subjecting yourself to this low-dose of physical stress helps your body manage life’s stressors. In addition to releasing happy chemicals in your brain and helping you cope with stress, working out also eases anxiety and helps you sleep.
2. Give yourself Time to Process
Feeling anger, frustration, fear, and sadness is all part of the grieving process during divorce. When you are experiencing an emotionally traumatic event such as divorce, it is important you allow your mind and body time to process these emotions. You might be tempted to turn to mind-numbing substances like drugs or alcohol, but these destructive activities do not help you process your emotions, but merely forget them while you are intoxicated.
3. Reset your Expectations
You might have had great expectations for your future with your ex, but holding on to those expectations will only make you unhappy. It is important to reset your expectations for the future and realign yourself to these ideas.
4. Schedule Time to Have Fun
There’s a saying that laughter is the best medicine. While this may seem like an inspirational quote you’d find pinned to your high school guidance counselor’s office wall, that doesn’t make it any less true. In fact, laughter and having fun can help you ease your anxiety and tension, relieve stress, and help you overcome anger and resentment. Before, during and after your divorce, make sure to schedule time to have fun.
Need Help Managing your Divorce?
Are you in the process of a do-it-yourself divorce? Even if you and your spouse are going through an uncontested divorce, many legal aspects of the process are extremely complex and confusing. Let our Collin County divorce attorney guide you through this emotional time in your life.
Contact Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers to speak with a member of our legal team today.
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