Does it feel like moving toward divorce is bringing a lot of unneeded stress into your life? It doesn't have to. There are ways you can manage your stress and make this process go as smoothly as possible. Below are eight tips that can help:
Take time for fun activities
Divorce takes a while. Do not let it consume your life.
Try to take a positive approach
Instead of focusing on the negative, focus on new opportunities this creates and new doors it opens.
Not only do you burn off some stress and energy, but exercise can be a great distraction if you start feeling down.
Learn some controlled breathing techniques
These can really help you, especially when stress feels overwhelming, and they train your body to manage it.
Focus on your friends
These may be people you have not seen as often as you'd like since you got married. Try to reconnect. This helps you have fun and shows you that you still have positive relationships in your life.
Eat good meals. Drink enough water. Getting your diet in order helps you feel better. It also helps you feel like you're in control of your life.
Learn meditation techniques
Use them with your controlled breathing. If you are religious, you may consider praying.
Take a break and just relax
Give yourself some time off where you do not think or worry about the future.
Finally, you may want to consider divorce mediation. This can reduce stress by keeping you out of court and in control. Make sure you know all of the legal options that you have.