Prioritizing Self-Care During Divorce Mediation
While every divorce is different, just about everyone going through the process will experience some sort of emotional toll. It’s important to prioritize self-care during the process so you can maintain your sanity and keep your focus on the future.
Here are a few ways to care for yourself during the process:
- Find someone to talk to: Therapy is a great way to work through your emotional trauma and learn healthy coping methods. But it can also help to have a trusted friend or relative to whom you can vent. Just make sure that person isn’t your child—never spread negativity about your spouse in front of your children, who must maintain a strong relationship with both parents.
- Build healthy habits: It’s amazing how much you can improve your mood and emotional state by building healthy habits. Get some exercise, improve your diet, drink plenty of water and go to bed early. These are all great traits that can help you better manage your emotional state during and after a divorce.
- Appreciate yourself: During a divorce, it’s easy for one to focus on all of their own deficiencies. But be proactive about finding ways to appreciate yourself and the characteristics that make you you. Giving yourself permission to love yourself can greatly improve your self-confidence.
- Don’t give in to anger: It’s understandable and okay to be angry with your spouse, or to harbor ill feelings toward them. But don’t give in to that anger. Being gracious is difficult, but allowing yourself to give in to your negative impulses will not make you feel better, and also make your post-divorce communication even more unpleasant (especially if you are still raising children).
For more tips to help you improve your emotional wellbeing during and after your divorce, contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.