Going through a divorce is rarely an easy experience for anyone, even under the most amicable circumstances. As a result, it might seem like a challenge to stay focused at work and continue to be productive. The last thing you need at this time is for your job to be compromised because you are going through a difficult personal situation.
Unfortunately, it is easier said than done. It might feel like your world is falling apart, but you need to do what you can to keep your emotions at bay while you are on the job.
Staying Focused at Work
To remain focused on the task at hand, you need to create a space for yourself where you are not burdened by personal matters. Your workspace should be unencumbered by divorce-related issues, so you can keep your attention on performing your job duties.
Here are some tips that will help you:
- Do not respond to divorce-related messages: You might receive messages from friends, family, and especially your attorney regarding your divorce. Unless your attorney’s message requires urgent attention, you should avoid responding and, if possible, reading any divorce-related messages. Reading one bad message can derail your entire day and make it difficult to stay on track.
- Clear your desk: You probably keep some items on your desk that remind you of your marriage and the life you shared with your spouse. These little keepsakes will distract you while you are trying to focus on your work, so remove them from your desk or workspace and replace them with items that make you happy or inspire productivity.
- Take a little break: In addition to your lunch break, you should also take a couple of little ten minute breaks to clear your mind for a quick recharge. Listen to a few songs that you like, go for a walk, or play a quick game on your phone. Whatever you need to do to lift your spirits, do it, and then resume your work.
- Be careful with who you choose to tell: It would be a good idea to tell your boss about your divorce since it will likely impact your schedule, but you do not have to tell any of your co-workers. If you choose to tell someone, make sure you are selective about your choice. For example, if you tell someone whom you know will constantly ask you about it, this will disrupt your day. If your divorce becomes a regular topic of conversation, it will be tough for you to stay focused on your work.
- Try not to pay too much attention to your cell phone: Many of us cannot put our phones away, especially if you have children. You need to be within reach in the event of an emergency. However, you should try to avoid checking it too much. Ignoring your phone is one of the best ways to leave the drama behind, so keep it in your drawer, and try not to check it too often.
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