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Self-care during and after divorce

On Behalf of | Jun 9, 2023 | Divorce

Divorce is a challenging and trying time. It is a time of transition and emotion. Getting through the divorce process can be overwhelming.

Caring for yourself should be at the top of your priorities during and after it. Self-care can help you cope with the stress of divorce and move on positively. You can also show your kids what self-care looks like and how to treat and love themselves by doing it.

Self-care during divorce

During the divorce process, if you have an attorney you trust, allow them to do most of the legal lifting. Divorce attorneys are there for that. In the meantime, take care of your physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Some ways of practicing self-care are:

  • Seek support from family and friends who care about you
  • Make your physical and mental health a priority
  • Practice mindfulness and conscious breathing
  • Keep a gratitude journal to boost your mood

Self-care during a divorce can be challenging, but it is critical. Divorce can drain you emotionally and take every ounce of energy you have. It’s for these reasons that you need to keep yourself refreshed. If you can engage in one self-care practice every day, that is a step in the right direction.

How to practice self-care after divorce

After your divorce is final, it is still critical to keep practicing self-care. Your body and mind will go through a conscious and subconscious adjustment process, and you will need energy to go through it. You can help yourself by:

  • Taking time for yourself to spend alone or with someone special
  • Explore new hobbies or return to a healthy hobby you had before
  • Set boundaries between yourself and others

Self-care is critical during and after divorce. Taking care of your physical, emotional, and mental health will help you survive this challenging time. If you continue on this self-care journey, you will be better than before.