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How to Practice Self-Care While Going Through a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, you may be feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and emotional. These feelings may come and go and intensify during certain parts of the divorce process. It is totally normal to feel some sort of emotional fallout or like even the most mundane tasks are hard to complete. So, how do you get through this time in your life? Practicing daily self-care can help you make better decisions throughout your divorce and after as you transition back into life after marriage. Today, we review the top self-care practices to help you get more focused and better prepared to meet the challenges you will encounter during this difficult time.

Take time to do activities that you love

During a divorce, you spend a lot of time with the actual process itself, which can be draining. One of the best tips you can try is to schedule time to do what you love. Your favorite hobby or activity will help free your mind so you will not focus on your divorce. Now is a great time to also start an activity you have always wanted to do. Aim to do this at least twice a week, but the more time you devote to your happiness, the better.

Remember to exercise

It is understandable why you might not want to exercise as you could be feeling overwhelmed and exhausted; however, moving your body is exactly what you should be doing during a divorce. Regular exercise has plenty of benefits, including but not limited to the following:

  • Improves your mood
  • Boosts your energy
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Increases productivity

Even devoting 30 minutes out of your day to walking around your neighborhood helps. You could also use this as an opportunity to teach your kids about the importance of exercise and play games with them outside.

Deep clean your house

Your environment influences your emotional and mental state. If your spouse is not living with you right now but you are in a space that the two of you used to share, take the time to reorganize this space. Take back the space by making it yours. Start by deep cleaning it and then decorating it the way you always wanted it to look. You do not need to buy all brand new furniture, but you can move pieces od furniture around, add some new paint, and maybe purchase one or two items that would make the space more yours.

Spend time with the people you love

A part of self-care is recognizing when you want to be around those that love and comfort you the most. Take some time to connect with your close family members and best friends. If you need to ask for help, ask for help. If you are too busy to make dinner one night, see if one of your friends could cook for you. Chances are your loved ones want to do their best to ensure you are well taken care of during this time.

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