It’s no secret that going through divorce sucks. The emotional fallout, along with the exhausting process of dividing up your lives can make every task feel overwhelming. One of the ways to combat the stress is to practice a daily self-care routine and take the time for yourself. If you aren’t sure about how to go about practicing self-care then read on to get an idea on how you can make sure you’re taking care of yourself even through this difficult time.
Follow a Daily Schedule
Following a routine can be one of the hardest things to tackle by going to through the dissolution of a marriage. However, it is one of the most important things to reestablish in order to get back to feeling normal again. Set a schedule that includes what time you wake up each day, any daily tasks you need to achieve, and even when you need to eat. This gives your body a regular schedule and hobby feel more centered and cable of handling difficult moments as they come.
You may feel you have a never-ending onslaught of things that have to get done and there’s no time to take downtime. No matter how you take this downtime, be it soaking in a tub, simply turning your electronics off for the night, going to spending time with friends, it’s important to give yourself downtime as a way to regroup and to re-center. It’s also good time for you to destress and relax a little through this hard process.
See a Therapist
Therapy is one of the greatest ways you can practice self-care, and it is especially important to do while going through the divorce process. A qualified mental health professional can help you navigate any complex emotions that you’re having and give you personal insight into tools to help you manage the ups and downs to come with a major life change. They can also give you an outside perspective and help you work through any stressors that are happening.
Lean on Your Family
When going through a divorce is easy to feel you’re alone in the world. One way to combat the loneliness is to reach out to your family and let them know you need their shoulders to lean on during this difficult time. They may not know what to say or what to do, but it is important that you communicate your needs to ensure that you’re getting what you need. If that means you don’t want to hear any unsolicited advice, then let them know immediately.