Once the divorce process starts, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the need to provide emotional support to your children, financially support your joint household, and help your attorney gain documents needed to pursue a fair divorce settlement. In the onslaught of divorce-related duty, one thing that is often overlooked is your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Not taking care of yourself during a divorce places you at risk of everything from increased physical health problems to long-term emotional issues. Caring for yourself throughout each stage of your divorce is just as important as fighting to obtain a reasonable parenting plan or the marital property that you believe is rightfully yours.
Working out may be the farthest thing from your mind during a divorce, but exercise is actually one of the best ways to improve your health during one of the most stressful periods of your life. Exercising causes the productions of endorphins that improve your move and make it easier to focus. Being in a better emotional mood and able to think clearly increases your chances of avoiding common oversights that negatively affect divorces every day. Doing things as simple as going for a brief walk before and after work can improve your overall health during your divorce. Joining gyms or participating in running groups or other types of organized exercising allows you to stay healthy while giving you an opportunity to interact with new people.
Verbalize Your Feelings
Keeping key details private is an important part of most divorces, but that does not mean that you need to completely shut everyone who asks about your divorce out. Talking about your divorce or your feelings about your divorce is healthy and a necessary part of moving forward. Discussing your fears, concerns, or even your joy at getting out of a relationship that was no longer healthy are all highly recommended by therapists and counselors who work with divorced clients.
Invest in Your Wellbeing and Happiness
Saving money is encouraged during divorces since having a two-income household suddenly become a one-income household can cause significant financial trouble. However, investing in your own happiness is something that everyone going through a divorce should do. Taking an art class, joining a book club, or starting a new hobby are all things that can help take your mind off of your divorce while improving your emotional health. Brooding about your divorce all day is not healthy, and spending a small amount of money on something that will make you happy is worth it.
Do Not Go Through it Alone
The most important thing you can do to take care of yourself is to avoid making the mistake of going through the divorce process without help or support. The assistance of a qualified divorce attorney will ensure that you have the free time needed to properly care for your physical and emotional health. The attorneys at Vayman & Teitelbaum are here to give you the legal advice you need along with the support necessary to make it through your divorce. Contact us today at 678-736-7700 to schedule an initial consultation so that we can begin providing you with the legal representation you need.