A divorce can be devastating. The emotional and mental tolls that accompany divorce can often cause severe physical stress. You don’t have to accept this pain, though. There are several measures you can take to reduce your stress after a divorce, including:
#1. Stay Active
Staying active, whether it’s a simple walk or a full-blown workout, is sure to pump endorphins through your brain and lift your mood. This is one of the easiest and healthiest ways to reduce your stress during this difficult time.
#2. Feed Your Soul
Many people lose themselves in a relationship. Often, personal hobbies and interests fall by the wayside, particularly in a long-term relationship or a marriage. The time after a relationship or a marriage ends is a good time for you to focus on yourself and remember hobbies or interests you haven’t participated in for a long time.
Activities that may ease your emotional and psychological stress include reading, journaling, taking a bath, cooking, baking, and more.
#3. Check-In With Your Support System
Try not to isolate yourself after a divorce. This extremely stressful time can be made a little easier when you confide in family, friends, or a therapist. Keeping everything inside will only cause problems down the line when unresolved issues creep up and cause you severe pain later.
Perhaps schedule an appointment or reminder in your calendar to check-in with your support system so it doesn’t fall by the wayside.
Need Help with a Divorce? Contact Us Today
A divorce is never easy. But, taking measures to improve your physical and mental health can lighten the load a bit. If you need help resolving issues from your divorce, our Chicago divorce attorneys are here to help.
Call Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. at (312) 487-2795 to schedule a free consultation.